Tag Archives: Burundi

03 July 20

Burundi: New president shifts government stance on COVID-19

Newly-elected Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye says the coronavirus is the country’s “biggest enemy” in a dramatic turnaround from the stance taken by his late predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza.

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21 June 20

Burundi: Evariste Ndayishimiye sworn in as president

Burundi has sworn in newly-elected Evariste Ndayishimiye as president two months earlier than planned, following the death of former president Pierre Nkurunziza.

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10 June 20

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza dies of heart attack

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack at the age of 55.

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02 June 20

HRW: Intimidation, arrests and abuses during Burundi election

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling for investigations into allegations of intimidation, arrests and human rights abuses during Burundi’s recent presidential election.

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25 May 20

Burundi: Evariste Ndayishimiye elected as new president

Burundi has elected ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye as its new president in a contentious election.

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27 April 20

HRW: Burundi opposition targeted with violence ahead of election

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the ruling party and authorities in Tanzania are using fear and repression against opposition groups and the few remaining independent organisations in the country ahead of presidential elections in May.

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26 February 20

Burundi: 24 killed in clashes ahead of election

At least 24 people have been killed in clashes between police and armed militants in the outskirts of Burundi’s largest city, Bujumbura.

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19 February 20

Burundi: More than 6,000 bodies found in mass graves

More than 6,000 bodies have been found across six mass graves in Burundi – the largest discovery since excavations began in 2014.

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18 February 20

Burundi 2020 elections: These are the two ‘favourites’ ahead of May poll

With Burundi gearing up for historic elections on May 20, the campaign season is fast approaching and, with so much uncertainty surrounding the upcoming election, few things are certain ahead of the vote. However, one thing we do know for
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05 February 20

HRW accuses Burundi of ‘flawed trial’ over jailed journalists

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Burundi of convicting four journalists in “a flawed trial”.

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