Tag: Pierre Nkurunziza

How history will judge Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza

When Burundians look back, some will remember their president as a man who laid the foundation for a belated political transition. Others will see his departure as good riddance. History will judge Nkurunziza as someone who brought unnecessary pain to a nation that had long suffered from political misrule, but who in death bequeathed it a golden opportunity for renewal.

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.

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.

Why U.N inquiry believes Burundi is still committing crimes against humanity

Burundi has tried and failed to stop the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, set up by the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2016, and refuses to cooperate with it.

Op-Ed: Is Africa on a slippery slope back to authoritarianism?

There is mounting concern in Africa about a lack of leadership as well as an increasing trend of hard-won democratic rights being reversed.

Burundi to hold referendum on extending presidential terms in May

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday set May 17 as the date for a referendum that could extend his rule for at least a decade. The small and impoverished Central Africa nation has...

Burundi edges closer to the abyss

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza was hardly a household name. That was before he turned his country into a hellhole.