VOA常速新闻:美国政府敦促美国公民远离布隆迪暴乱

来源:普特英语听力 2019-03-01
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The U.S. government is urging American citizens to leave Burundi amid violence involving the military and police officers. The State Department says it has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. officials and the families of personnelViolence began in Burundi in the wake of contested elections and an attempted coup in May.

Voters in the Central African Republic are casting ballots Sunday in a referendum on a new constitution. The process was disrupted in several parts of the capital, Bangui, where there were reports of gunfire and fighting between opponents and supporters of the referendumSome rebels have also threatened to disrupt the voting. The new constitution calls for the creation of a Senate, limiting future presidents to two five-year terms in office, and safeguards for religious freedoms.

ballot n.投票, 投票权

referendum n.全民公决,公民投票


美国政府敦促美国公民远离布隆迪暴乱,此次暴乱涉及军队和警员。国防部称已经命令没有紧急任务的美国官员及其家属离开。布隆迪的暴乱始于五月国内有争议的竞选和一场未遂的政变。

周日中非共和国公民就新宪法进行全民公投。由于有报道称首都班基目前处于公投支持者和反对者的交火中,这次公投的几个地区受到干扰。一些反叛者威胁会干扰这次投票。新宪法要求新建一个议院,限制未来总统只能有两个5年任期,以及保卫宗教自由。

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