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Burundi’s new president Ndayishimiye to be sworn in Thursday

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s newly-elected president Evariste Ndayishimiye will be sworn in on Thursday, the foreign ministry announced, in a ceremony fast-tracked by the sudden death of the incumbent, Pierre Nkurunziza. Nkurunziza died on June 8 aged 55, of what authorities said was heart failure. His death came less than two weeks after …

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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 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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Burundi holds election amid virus

Many were surprised that Nkurunziza would step aside after a referendum in 2018 extended the presidential term to seven years | THE INDEPENDENT | Burundi held a peaceful on May 20 to pave way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to step aside but fear remains that disputes over results could lead …

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