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Museveni salutes Burundi’s Nkurunziza

President Museveni, First Lady mourn late Nkurunziza Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni together with First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni on Tuesday paid their respects to the former Burundian leader, the Late President Pierre Nkurunziza at the country’s embassy in Kampala. On arrival at the Embassy of …

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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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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 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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Burundi’s ruling party picks Gen. Ndayishimiye

  Gitega, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s ruling party said Sunday that party leader General Evariste Ndayishimiye will stand as its candidate in a presidential election in May. Ndayishimiye is an ally of current President Pierre Nkurunziza who will not seek a new mandate after his controversial election to a …

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Nkurunziza: Burundi’s ‘messianic’ leader

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is an evangelical who believes he was chosen by God to rule the east African nation, and plans to do so for as long as possible. The 54-year-old former rebel is seeking to extend his rule with a raft of constitutional …

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