Capitoline Niyonizigiye

Burundi: a minister fired for ‘tarnishing’ the country’s image

Burundian President Évariste Ndayishimiye has dismissed Commerce Minister Capitoline Niyonizigiye, accused of “undermining government’s aspirations and orientations…and for tarnishing the image of Burundi”.

Iwacu news website tweeted a photo of the minister:

Ms Niyonizigiye is the second minister of commerce to be sacked in less than a year, BBC News reports.

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Her predecessor, Immaculée Ndabaneze, was sacked in May after being accused of actions that could compromise the economy and also tarnishing Burundi’s image.

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