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Burundi’s new president Ndayishimiye to take office

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP |  Burundi’s newly elected president Evariste Ndayishimiye will be sworn in on Thursday, after the sudden death of his predecessor who left him an isolated nation in political and economic turmoil. Ndayishimiye was elected in May in a vote disputed by the opposition, and was meant to …

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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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Parliament mourns Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament on Thursday observed a moment of silence in honor of Pierre Nkurunziza, the President of Burundi who died on Tuesday this week. This was before the presentation of the Shillings 45.5 trillion 2020/2021 financial year budget speech by Finance Minister Matia Kasaija. In …

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Burundi cabinet meets on way forward after president’s death

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP |  Burundi convened an extraordinary cabinet meeting Thursday to discuss a way forward after the sudden death of long-serving ruler Pierre Nkurunziza left many anxious over the future of the troubled country. Nkurunziza, who died on Monday aged 55, had been due to step down in August …

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Burundi to navigate stormy waters after president’s death

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  The unexpected death of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza plunges the country into uncertainty, opening up the possibility of power struggles in the upper echelons of government. Evariste Ndayishimiye, elected last month to replace Nkurunziza, is on the frontline as the country navigates its latest challenge. – …

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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 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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