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East African leaders in Egypt to discuss DR Congo crisis

East African leaders in Egypt to discuss DR Congo crisis

President Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi and chairperson of the East African Community (EAC) gathered regional leaders in Egypt on Monday night to discuss the rising insecurity in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the BBC reported. Presidents Samia Suluhu of Tanzania, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, William Ruto of Kenya and DR …

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Attack on AU base in Somalia: death toll now known

Attack on AU base in Somalia: death toll now known

At least 10 Burundian soldiers were killed and 25 others injured after Islamist al-Shabab militants attacked their base in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region, the army said. An army spokesperson said five other soldiers were missing. “Twenty terrorists of al-Shabab group were also killed during the attack,” the army statement said. …

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United States congratulates Burundi, lifts sanctions

United States congratulates Burundi and lifts sanctions

The US government on Thursday has removed sanctions placed on Burundi six years ago, crediting elections, a fall in violence, and reforms by President Evariste Ndayishimiye. President Joe Biden revoked the sanctions that targeted 11 people in the East African country, mostly military and security officials including then-public security minister …

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

Capitoline Niyonizigiye

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: Capitoline Niyonizigiye, ministre du Commerce, destituée https://t.co/wWmLtBKysc pic.twitter.com/T5koPOswfD— IWACU Burundi (@iwacuinfo) November 18, 2021 Ms Niyonizigiye is the …

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“Human rights worsen under new Burundian president”, UN says

Evariste Ndayishimiye

According to the United Nations, the human rights situation in Burundi has deteriorated since the takeover of current President Evariste Ndayishimiye last year. Reports by UN investigators say despite the easing of some restrictions, conditions had worsened for opposition parties, journalists and civil society groups. Reports also say some opposition …

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