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Burundi: Thirty years in prison for having allegedly thrown stones at the presidential motorcade

Accused of throwing stones at the presidential motorcade, three young Burundians were sentenced to 30 years in prison. The events took place last week, but the defendants – two men and a woman – were convicted on Sunday in a flagrante delicto trial at the Kayanza High Court in northern Burundi. The sentence was more […]

Burundi: Parliament approves Vice President, Prime Minister proposed by new President

The Burundian Parliament’s two chambers, the National Assembly and the Senate, on Tuesday, June 23, approved with flying colors the candidates presented by President Evariste Ndayishimiye for the posts of Vice President and Prime Minister, namely Prosper Bazombanza and Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni, both well-known figures in the country. The vote was conducted smoothly in the National […]

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Burundi’s tenth president begins seven-year term

It was at the Gitega stadium that the new Burundian president was sworn in Thursday, in accordance with Article 107 of the Constitution. “Before God the Almighty, before the Burundian people, the sole holder of national sovereignty, I, Évariste Ndayishimiye, President of the Republic of Burundi, swear allegiance to the Charter of National Unity, the […]

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Constitutional Court ordered General Evariste Ndayishimiye to be sworn in “as soon as possible”

In Burundi, after the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza earlier last week, the Constitutional Court had to choose between an interim president of the National Assembly, in accordance with article 121 of the Constitution, or an interpretation of the Constitution that allows for the immediate induction of the elected president. The suspense did not last […]

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The shadow of COVID-19 hovers over Burundi

The widow of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza was released from a Nairobi hospital where she was being treated for an underlying condition after contacting Covid-19 when her husband died of what is officially presented as a ‘heart attack’, two days ago in Karuzi, eastern Burundi. The president’s widow returns home overcome by a general psychosis […]

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Dr Denis Mukwege resigns from Covid-19 monitoring committees in DR Congo

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner announced it on the website of his Panzi Foundation. At the end of March, he was appointed president of the health commission and vice-president of the multi-sectoral commission in charge of monitoring the progress of the coronavirus and coordinating the fight in South Kivu. After presenting his “response strategy” […]

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Burundi: Sudden death of outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza

The government of Burundi announced Tuesday, June 9, in a statement, “the unexpected death” of President Pierre Nkurunziza, who was hospitalized since Saturday after a malaise. Pierre Nkurunziza, the outgoing head of state, died of a heart attack on Monday afternoon, according to the Burundian government’s statement. The outgoing president had attended a volleyball match […]

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Burundi: Constitutional court rejects appeal against polls results, validates Ndayishimiye’s election

Burundi’s Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected the main opposition party’s appeal against the result of the May 20 presidential election and validated the victory of General Evariste Ndayishimiye. The appeals of the head of the National Council for Liberty (CNL), Agathon Rwasa, against the results of the presidential, legislative and communal elections are “null and […]

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Burundi: Covid-19 hit First Lady Denise Nkurunziza

The Burundian First Lady has been hospitalized for several days in Nairobi. Denise Nkurunziza arrived in the Kenyan capital during the night of Wednesday to Thursday, on a flight of the health organization AMREF. The wife of President Pierre Nkurunziza is being cared for at the Aga Khan Private Hospital, one of Kenya’s most renowned […]

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The party CNL lodges an appeal before the Constitutional Court to challenge the results of the presidential election in Burundi

Agathon Rwasa, the party’s chairman of CNL party, who came second with 24% of the vote, says he has produced evidence that there was massive fraud in the May 20 election. An election that saw the victory of the ruling party’s candidate, Evariste Ndayishimiye. However, Agathon Rwasa has repeatedly said that he has little illusion […]

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