Burundi president promises to step down in 2020

Nairobi (AFP) – Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said Thursday he would not run for another term shortly after he signed into law a new constitution that could enable him to rule until 2034.

“I will not go back on my word. Our mandate ends in 2020,” Nkurunziza said in a speech in front of supporters and diplomats in the central Gitega region.