Burundi lawmakers to make president “Supreme Guide” ahead of elections

24 January 2020, 7:54 PM
Burundi is drawing up legislation ahead of May elections to give President Pierre Nkurunziza the title of "Supreme Guide of Patriotism", state television reported, despite widespread rights abuses and an economic meltdown under his leadership.
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