Does a New Regime Mean a New Era for Burundi?
Philip Kleinfeld of The New Humanitarian has written that the appointment of a new government that includes ruling party hardliners - along with continuing accounts of violence and arrests of opposition supporters during the first few weeks of President Évariste Ndayishimiye's administration - suggests the prospect of change from the authoritarian rule of former president Pierre Nkurunziza remains slim.
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Evariste Ndayishimiye was sworn in as Burundi's new president at the Ingoma stadium in the capital city, Gitegay, a week after the sudden death of outgoing President Pierre ... Read more »
President Pierre Nkurunziza ruled Burundi with an iron first for 15 years, including a controversial third term that saw hundreds killed in protests and more than half a million ... Read more »
President Evariste Ndayishimiye, who took office from veteran leader Pierre Nkurunziza, may have brought hope to some after years of repression and violence, but his new slimmed ... Read more »