Tag Archives: Pierre Nkurunziza

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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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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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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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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23 January 20

Outgoing Burundi president to get luxury villa, lifetime salary

Burundi’s parliament has voted to provide outgoing president Pierre Nkurunziza a luxury villa and pay him $530,000 when he leaves office.

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23 December 19

Burundi: President Nkurunziza insists he won’t run again

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza reaffirmed on Saturday that he will not run for a fourth term in power in next year’s election.

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29 September 19

Burundi: ‘Climate of fear’ getting worse, church says

Burundi’s Catholic Church says political violence and intimidation is worsening in the country ahead of next year’s presidential election.

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29 August 19

Can Burundi avoid crisis with next year’s presidential election?

The last time Burundi held a presidential election, the country descended into one of  East Africa’s most volatile civil conflicts. More than 1,200 people have been killed since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would run for a third term in
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02 July 19

Burundi President renames historical landmarks

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has renamed a number of national and historic landmarks in a move he says should “remind Burundians of their history.”

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21 June 19

Burundi: ‘Encouraging signs’ ahead of 2020 election, UN says

The United Nations has said Burundi is showing “encouraging signs” ahead of next year’s presidential election but warns the political landscape remains fragile.

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