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IMF approves $ 7.6 million debt service relief for Burundi amid COVID-19 economic pains

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved $ 7.6 million debt service relief for Burundi amid COVID-19 economic pains.A debt service is the cash that is required to cover the repayment of...

Human Rights Watch writes President Évariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi to respect and promote human rights

Human Rights Watch has sent a letter to Burundi’s new president, Évariste Ndayishimiye, urging him to make protecting and promoting human rights a priority during his presidency, the organization said on Wednesday.The...

Human Rights Watch accuses Burundi of hiding COVID-19 data, silencing health workers and endangering prisoners

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday accused Burundi of concealing COVID-19 data, silencing health workers and endangering prisoners. Former president Pierre Nkurunziza died on June 8, officially of a cardiac arrest, but it was widely believed he died...

African leaders congratulate new President of Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye

African leaders are sending congratulatory messages to the new President of Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye who was sworn into office on Thursday.Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Evariste Ndayishimiye on taking office as President...

Major General Evariste Ndayishimiye sworn in as President of Burundi

President Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Union, on Thursday congratulated the President of Burundi, Major General Evariste Ndayishimiye on his election and inauguration as President of Burundi. 

African Union chair Cyril Ramaphosa mourns President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Union, has expressed his sadness at the untimely passing of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza. His passing came shortly after Burundi concluded a...

Nigeria’s Buhari mourns Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria said in a statement on Tuesday he was profoundly saddened by the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi.Nkurunziza died of a heart attack on Tuesday,...

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies of heart attack

President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi has died of a heart attack, the government said in a statement on Tuesday. He was 55.“The government of the Republic of Burundi is sad to announce...

Burundi’s elections marred by abuses, arrests and intimidation – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch on Monday called for an investigation into serious allegations of abuse during Burundi’s May 20, 2020 elections, and those found culpable should be held to account.“The elections took place in a...

Burundi campaigns begin amid clampdown

Burundi authorities and ruling party members have used fear and repression against the political opposition and the last remaining independent organizations and media ahead of the country’s general elections, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Widespread impunity...

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