(BBC) – Votes are being counted in Burundi, where there is tension over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to stand for a third consecutive term.
Just under three-quarters of the country’s 3.8m eligible voters turned out on Tuesday after a night of gunfire and explosions that claimed two lives.
The US State Department has joined critics saying the election lacks credibility. The government accuses the opposition of provoking violent protests.
President Nkurunziza is running for a third term despite a limit of two terms in the constitution. Results are expected on Thursday.