Burundians await referendum results

The results of Thursday’s referendum in Burundi which could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in office for 17 more years are due later today.

They’re expected to show a big majority in favour of the change, though reports from polling stations say some people were being forced to vote to avoid being beaten or arrested.

Foreign journalists were mostly denied access to the country during the vote. Opposition voices have been largely silenced.

Burundi has been ravaged by political violence since 2015 when Mr Nkurunziza ran for a third term.