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ECCAS holds its first face-to-face summit in Gabon since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic

Six out of eleven heads of state attended a summit of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) on 27 November in Libreville, Gabon. This first face-to-face meeting since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic was devoted to accelerating regional integration in this region, which is very rich in raw materials but also happens […]

Burundi rejects extension of presence of Antonio Guterres’ special envoy

Burundi has just rejected in a note verbale the main proposal that came in Antonio Guterres’ latest report, regarding the extension until December 31, 2021, of the presence of the office of his special envoy in Burundi. Gitega believes that the page of the 2015 crisis, born of the decision of the late President Pierre […]

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Africa Cup of Nations 2021: Qualifiers resumed

Qualification for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament resumed on 11 November 2020 after a year’s interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For this third day, Mauritania and Comoros were held in check (1-1) by Burundi and Kenya. But the taste of a draw does not have the same flavour among the Mourabitounes […]

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Dialogue aiming at normalizing relations resumes between Rwanda and Burundi

Rwandan and Burundian foreign ministers met at the border between the two countries Tuesday morning. Bilateral discussions aimed at normalizing relations between the two neighbors, which have been at loggerheads since 2015. The dialogue thus seems to resume after years of mutual accusations. For Albert Shingiro, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burundi, it is “the […]

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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 […]

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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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