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Burundi embarks on a mass COVID-19 testing drive

Burundi launched a three-month nationwide coronavirus screening campaign in Bujumbura, so far over one thousand people have been tested since the launch and 41 people tested positive as of last week. Political & Economic Analyst, Jean Claude Nkundwa joins CNBC Africa for more.

What the passing of president Nkurunziza means for stability in Burundi

With the passing of President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi last week, the country has been thrust into a leadership vacuum.

Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza passes on aged 55

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says. He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell, his condition improved but on Monday he had a cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, officials say. Burundi Political and Economic Analyst, Jean Claude Nkundwa joins CNBC Africa for more.

Evariste Ndayishimiye declared victor of Burundi’s bitter presidential election

Burundi's election commission declared the governing party's candidate, Evariste Ndayishimiye, the winner of the country's presidential election amid accusations of rigging by the leading opposition challenger. Ndayishimiye, a retired army general, won 68.72 per cent of the votes in last week's ballot, while Agathon Rwasa, the main opposition leader, received 24.19 per cent according to the electoral commission. Political and Economic Analyst, Jean Claude Nkundwa joins CNBC Africa for more.

Here’s what’s on the line as Burundians head to the polls

Burundians are going to the polls today to elect a new president for the first time in 15 years. Incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza is set to step down after today's election and will go by a new title of supreme guide, CNBC Africa is joined by Jean Claude Nkundwa, Burundi based political analyst for more on today’s election.

Burundi suspends all flights to prevent spread of COVID-19

In Burundi, the Minister in charge of Public Security suspended all flights in and out of the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. He further said borders into the country will remain open and citizens are advised not to travel to countries that already have COVID-19 cases. Analyst, Jean Claude Nkundwa joins CNBC Africa on the measures put forward by the country.

President Nkurunzuza declares he will not seek another term – Here’s what’s at stake as Burundi heads to the polls

Burundi's ruling party CNDD-FDD has picked party Secretary General, Evariste Ndayishimiye as the candidate for the upcoming general elections, further retaliating the current President's announcement that he will not stand in this year's elections. Burundi Political Analyst, Jean-Claude Nkundwa joins CNBC Africa for more.