Burundi president crowdfunds unconstitutional re-election

May 27, 2015 3:17 PM

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Burundi's beleaguered president is trying a novel approach to financing controversial elections: crowdfunding via Facebook.

President Pierre Nkurunziza is determined to seek an unconstitutional third term, despite weeks of violent street protests and an attempted coup by a top army general. About 30 people have been killed in the political unrest, and more than 100,000 have fled the country.

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