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Burundi’s Evariste Ndayishimiye to be Sworn in as President

Burundi's newly elected president, Evariste Ndayishimiye is due to be sworn in on Thursday - two months earlier than planned. The fast-tracked ceremony comes after his predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza died suddenly last week. Mr Ndayishimiye is a former rebel leader, like Mr Nkurunziza. He was backed by his predecessor and was declared the

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Burundian President Nkurunziza is Dead

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has died. The news was announced by the Burundian government on Tuesday afternoon. “The Government of the Republic of Burundi announces with very great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi,” the government said in a statement released on Tuesday. Nkurunziza’s

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Burundi Vote Campaign Begins in Shadow of Violence and Covid-19

Burundi’s political parties started campaigning for next month’s presidential elections on Monday despite opposition accusations of intimidation and the ongoing global coronavirus crisis. With only one death and 15 Covid-19 cases found in minimal testing, authorities are pressing on with the May 20 vote for a successor to President Pierre Nkurunziza,

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