Burundi's timid steps for a break with the past
Burundi's turnabout in handling the COVID-19 pandemic raised expectations of change in the country. But hopes were dampened by President Evariste Ndayishimiye's appointment of controversial figures to the government.
Burundians Pay Their Last Respects To Late President Nkurunziza
On tonight's show, Burundi's late president Pierre Nkurunziza is buried in the capital as thousands attend his funeral, Madagascar marks 60 years of independence, and we bring you the Tanzanian miner who struck gold when he discovered the country's largest ever Tanzanite stones.
Burundi's new president, Évariste Ndayishimiye, sworn in
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Burundians in two minds about Nkurunziza's legacy
While claiming to rule by divine will, in the last couple of years, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza turned the country into a living hell for many. Will Burundi be able to overcome his legacy?
Nigeria records 717 rape cases in five months - IG, Woman Delivered Of Twins Dies Of COVID-19 In Imo and more
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Burundi's top court says to swear in president-elect immediately
In an attempt to fill the power vacuum after Pierre Nkurunziza's death, Burundi's top constitutional court has ruled that the president-elect should take power immediately. Also, the UN and NGOs such as Reporters Without Borders support the plight of imprisoned Cameroonian journalists, pressuring Paul Biya's government after authorities revealed that journalist Samuel Wazizi had died in custody. And we get reactions from Kinshasa over whether or not a statue of Belgium's colonial-era King Leopold II should be removed, following a similar debate in Belgium itself.
Burundi’s President Dead of Heart Attack Aged 55
Burundi's outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza has died at the age of 55. The government says he died of a heart attack on Monday, but as people criticise the authorities' approach to and reporting of Covid-19 cases, rumours are already circulating that Nkurunziza was himself a victim of the disease. He had been due to step down from 15 years in power following last month's election of his hand-picked successor, Evariste Ndayishimiye. At least 1,200 people were killed and around 400,000 fled unrest sparked by Nkurunziza's controversial but ultimately successful 2015 bid for a third term.
World faces the worst food crisis in 50 years - UN, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunzi and moreza dies
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Burundi presidential election: Ruling party's Evariste Ndayishimiye declared winner
Burundi's ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye has been declared winner of the presidential election with 68.72 percent of the vote. His main rival says he will appeal the result. Also, it's back to school for children in Ivory Coast, but many are worried that the reopening of schools will increase the spread of the coronavirus. Finally, citizens stranded in France have been able to return to Burkina Faso. The country is taking advantage of repatriation flights organised by the French government.
Burundi: Tough presidency awaits Evariste Ndayishimiye
Burundi's newly elected president is taking over a divided country from former strongman Pierre Nkurunziza. Can Evariste Ndayishimiye succeed where his predecessor failed?
Nigeria’s GDP rises by 1.87% in Q1 2020, FG evacuates 69 Nigerians stranded in Lebanon and more
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Burundi election: Citizens vote to replace president of 15 years
In this edition, Burundi held an election to replace President Pierre Kurunziza, who has been in power for fifteen years. Controversy has overshadowed the voting process with opposition politicians saying their supporters have been subject to intimidation. Also, Zimbabwe has received medical help from China to treat coronavirus patients. We'll bring you a report from our correspondents.