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Burundi’s new cabinet includes two under Western sanctions over rights abuses

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New Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye unveiled a 15-member cabinet including two ministers who are under US or European sanctions over their alleged role in...

Burundi’s incoming president vows to unite nation isolated over rights abuses

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Burundi’s incoming president Evariste Ndayishimiye was sworn in on Thursday after the sudden death of predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza, and he pledged to unite a...

Burundi court affirms ruling party candidate’s presidential victory

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Burundi’s constitutional court has said last month’s elections were flawless and upheld the victory of the ruling party’s presidential candidate, dismissing a complaint brought...

Burundi’s ruling party wins presidential election

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Burundi’s ruling party candidate, retired general Evariste Ndayishimiye, has won the presidential election with 69% of votes cast, the electoral commission said on Monday,...

Burundi police detain more than 200 opposition election observers

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Burundian police detained more than 200 opposition electoral observers during this week’s election, the spokesman for the main opposition National Freedom Council (CNL) told...

Burundi voting ends in calm despite fraud allegation

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Voting in Burundi’s presidential election passed calmly on Wednesday despite simmering political violence, the coronavirus pandemic and the opposition accusing the authorities of fraud. In...

ISS: Could elections lead to another political crisis in Burundi?

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Burundi’s main opposition candidate in this week’s elections, Agathon Rwasa, exudes confidence. His rallies are well attended despite violence meted out against his party...

Burundi showing the door to top WHO men

Burundi is expelling the national head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) during a presidential election campaign as politicians press ahead with large rallies...

Election campaign underway in Burundi

Burundi political parties started campaigning for next month’s presidential elections despite opposition accusations of intimidation and the ongoing global coronavirus crisis. With one death and...

ISS: Could Pierre Nkurunziza’s departure save Burundi?

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Does the decision by Burundi’s ruling CNDD-FDD party to replace President Pierre Nkurunziza as its candidate for the elections due on 20 May offer...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...