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Faustin Ndikumana, economic expert says the new Cabinet must establish a priority action plan to achieve its goals. “The government must present, as soon as possible, its half-year plan to explain how it will make change,” he says in a news conference, this July 2.

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President Evariste Ndayishimiye announced, on July 1, his commitment to supporting young people. 40% of the surplus from Burundi Revenue Authority’s budgetary forecasts will be granted to communes to support youths gathered in cooperatives.

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During the swearing-in of new ministers in the National Assembly this June30, President Evariste Ndayishimiye has announced new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection throughout the country.

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President Evariste Ndayishimiye has just appointed new members of the government including four women and 11 men. While some political parties disagree with this appointment, other organizations salute it.

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The opposition castigates and questions the “rushed” nomination and approval of the Prime Minister and the Vice-president by the Parliament and Senate.

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Gabriel Rufyiri, Chairman of the corruption watchdog-OLUCOME says different transfers are being operated in different hospitals, health districts and other services of the Ministry of Public Health throughout the country these days marking the end of the 2015-2020 term.

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Prosper Bazombanza and General Alain Guillaume Bunyoni respectively Vice President and Prime Minister took oath before President Evariste Ndayishimiye, the Burundian Parliament and Constitutional Court in the swearing-in ceremony in the National Assembly this June 24.

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The Higher and lower chambers of Burundi Parliament have this June 23 approved Prosper Bazombanza and Alain Guillaume Bunyoni as Deputy President and Prime Minister respectively.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, in a news conference on June 22, that Burundi will never receive deportees who are not Burundians.

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The elected president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, was sworn in on Thursday 18 June at Ingoma stadium in Gitega province. However, the shadow of his predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza, still hovers over.

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After the swearing-in ceremony at “Ingoma” stadium in Gitega province on June 18, President Evariste Ndayishimiye has said opposition political parties and insurrection won’t have place in Burundi.

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Evariste Ndayishimiye, the newly-elected president was sworn in at “Ingoma” stadium in Gitega province, this June 18. Different people, government officials and guests from throughout the country attended the ceremonies.

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Patrice Tuhabonyimana, Provincial Director of Education in Bujumbura city has said school activities will be suspended for two days respectively on 18 and 19 June following the swearing-in of President-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye in Gitega political province, on June 18.

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A house belonging to a seventy-year-old widow from Gatabo locality in Kayogoro commune in Makamba Province has been destroyed under the orders from the communal administrator.

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The National Assembly analyzed and adopted this June 16 a draft bill on the financing agreement of USD 5 million between the World Bank and Burundi in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

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On the occasion of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day celebrated on 15 June, old people sheltered by “Sainte Elisabeth” Hospice in Bujumbura city call for support as they are victims of discrimination and rejection by their family members.

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The British organization Oxfam International which has been working in Burundi since the 1990s is to close all its offices by 2022.

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At least one person shot dead and another injured by Charles Hakizimana, a police officer in Mpanda commune in Bubanza province in the night of June 14.

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At the start, everyone was talking about “fake news”. Then the news was confirmed. Iwacu recounts these incredible hours and the reactions following the “unexpected” death of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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In a statement issued on June 10, the Ministry of Public Heath reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 which raises the total positive cases to 94.

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Adalbert Hazikimana, Executive Officer in the Sectorial Chamber of Arts and Crafts -SHASAA- says the outbreak of COVID-19 in Burundi has affected the artistic sector.

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The Burundian government announced an “unexpected” death of the Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza in the afternoon of June 9. Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Spokesperson for the Burundian government said President Pierre Nkurunziza died due to a cardiac arrest in hospital in Karusi Province in the morning of June 8 after feeling discomfort in the night of June […]

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Gynette Karirekinyana, Chief Executive Officer of International Cooperation Ethics Advisory Agency-ACECI says the experience from other countries using Artemisia to cure COVID-19 would inspire Burundians.

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The national examination of ninth grade students in basic schools has started on 9 June across the country. The directors of some exam centers in Bujumbura city, say the examination is, in general, going well, except some few irregularities noticed at the beginning.

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Prosper Ntahorwamiye, Spokesman for the Burundian government says President Pierre Nkurunziza died at “Natwe Turashoboye” Hospital in Karusi Province in the afternoon of June 8.

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Hamisi Hakizimana, Chairman of the Union of SOBUGEA employees says they are waiting for the new government guidelines. “We don’t know if all employees will continue to work within SOBUGEA Company or lose their jobs after its merging with AIR Burundi,” he says.

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Déogratias Ninyibuka, Chairman of a Commission in charge of preparing the national exam in ninth grade of Basic Schools says the exam papers have been sent to the exam centers.

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The CNL party had lodged a complaint at the Constitutional Court, denouncing several irregularities which were reported during the previous triple ballot.

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The Ntahangwa Court of Appeal has rejected on 5 June the appeal made by Iwacu Press Group against the judgment rendered on 30 January by Bubanza Hight Court regarding the detention of four Iwacu press Group journalists.

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Agathon Rwasa, candidate of the opposition party CNL in the recent presidential election has taken note of the decision rendered by the Constitutional Court, this June 4, declaring Evariste Ndayishimiye, candidate of the ruling CNDD-FDD party as the winner of the recent presidential election.

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