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All set for Ndayishimiye to take charge in Burundi

Burundi court orders president-elect sworn in after leader’s death Bujumbura, , Burundi | AFP |  Burundi’s constitutional court on Friday ruled that the country’s newly elected leader Evariste Ndayishimiye be rapidly sworn in following the sudden death of President Pierre Nkurunziza earlier this week. Nkurunziza’s death on Monday, aged 55, …

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BREAKING: Burundi to swear in Ndayishimiye

Burundi court orders swearing in of president-elect Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP |  Burundi’s constitutional court on Friday ruled that the country’s newly elected leader Evariste Ndayishimiye be sworn in as soon as possible following the sudden death of President Pierre Nkurunziza earlier this week. “No interim necessary, the president-elect …. …

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Shock and fear as Burundi mourns Nkurunziza

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundians were in shock Wednesday after the sudden death of veteran President Pierre Nkurunziza, with condolences pouring in from across Africa as the troubled country grappled with the complex legacy of his 15-year rule. Flags in Burundi were lowered to half mast after the death of …

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Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza dead

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of heart failure, the government said Tuesday. “The Government of the Republic of Burundi announces with great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi… following heart failure on June 8, 2020,” it …

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Burundi First Lady hospitalised in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi’s first lady was in hospital in Nairobi on Friday, after being flown in on a late-night medical flight, according to sources at the airport and in the presidency. First lady Denise Bucumi was flown out of Burundi on a Pilatus plane by the AMREF air ambulance service, according to …

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Burundi opposition takes poll dispute to constitutional court

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s main opposition party on Thursday filed its submission to the Constitutional Court to contest the results of a presidential election it alleges was riddled with fraud and irregularities. On Monday the electoral commission announced that ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye had won the vote with …

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Burundi ruling party candidate Ndayishimiye wins election

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s ruling party presidential candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye on Monday was declared the victor of the bitterly disputed election, with 68.72 percent of the vote. The election commission, which released the official results live on Burundian media, said that his main opposition rival Agathon Rwasa of the National Freedom Council (CNL), …

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Burundi expected to announce Ndayishimiye next president

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s election commission is expected Monday to declare Evariste Ndayishimiye the country’s next president, with all signs showing the ruling party’s candidate on track for victory following last week’s poll. The National Independent Electoral Commission will unveil the outcome of the presidential and legislative races at …

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