Eye on Africa

Rwanda awaits results on referendum for Kagame's third term

Rwandans headed to the polls this Friday to vote in a referendum on constitutional changes which, if approved, would allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third term in office. His current mandate expires in 2017, after two seven-year terms, and the current version of the constitution obliges him to step down then. The changes, however, would allow him to serve until 2034.