Tag Archives: Pierre Nkurunziza

03Jan/16

A review of how African economies performed in the second half of 2015

African growth was at its weakest in six years and analysts warned that things could get worse if the global economy continues to struggle. The IMF reported that the continent was likely to grow 3.75 percent this year and 4.25 percent next, a big drop from the years before and after the 2008/2009 financial crisis. China’s investment slowdown, and low commodity prices affected support to growth.

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01Dec/15

Rwanda’s Kagame should step down when term ends in 2017 – U.S.

United States’ ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power says that she expects Rwandan President Paul Kagame to step down at the end of his term in 2017.

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28Nov/15

Highlights of world events from April to June 2015

World events during the second quarter of the year include an attack on a Kenyan university, a gunman targeting tourists on a Tunisian beach and, after decades of hostility, a handshake between the leaders of the United States and Cuba.
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08Oct/15

Rwanda’s top court clears way for Kagame third term

Rwanda’s Supreme Court ruled to lift a constitutional two-term presidential limit following a petition by the ruling RPF to extend long-time President Paul Kagame’s time in office. The ruling is likely to draw attention to a host of other African leaders, from Congo Republic’s Denis Sassou Nguesso to DRC’s Joseph Kabila who are trying to do the same.
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20Jul/15

Experts warn Burundi’s controversial presidential election could reignite civil war

A day before Burundi is due to hold controversial presidential elections, analysts warn the East African country risks sliding into violence, sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term, which opponents say violates the constitution.

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24May/15

Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital – activist

Burundi’s opposition figure and his bodyguard have been shot dead by gunmen, adding to tensions after a month of protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term.

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13May/15

Burundi army officer says president sacked

A Burundi army general says he had sacked Pierre Nkurunziza as president for seeking an unconstitutional third term in office, and was working with civil society groups to form a transitional government.

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10May/15

Burundi women protest against president’s plan to seek reelection

Hundreds of women take to the streets in the Burundi capital of Bujumbura to protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plan to run for a third term.

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