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8 Dec
A massive fire in Burundi's capital kills at least 38 people; Benin's opposition candidate is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason; and we go to DR Congo where those suffering from HIV/AIDS are hesitant to seek treatment because of stigma.
17 Jun 2021
As President Evariste Ndayishimiye marks one year in office, Burundi tries to move out of regional isolation. But human rights abuses and a repressive regime are still a cause for concern.
14 Nov 2020
In our show "The New Normal", which examines the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe.
26 Sep 2020
A human rights report voiced disappointment at Burundi's new leader, who took power in June. The report cites political appointees accused of human rights abuses and lawlessness among Evariste Ndayishimiye's supporters.
12 Jul 2020
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.
27 Jun 2020
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.
19 Jun 2020
Evariste Ndayishimiye questions the need to oppose the government, as he ... Burundi's new President Evariste Ndayishimiye warns opposition parties ... up the plate of the national symbol during his swearing-in ceremony.https://codex.wordpress.org/Excerpt
17 Jun 2020
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?
15 Jun 2020
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15 Jun 2020
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.
10 Jun 2020
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.
9 Jun 2020
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