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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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