Burundi President General Evariste Ndayishimiye, AfroAmerica Network Black Man of Year 2020 (see here), was sworn in, as a democratically elected president, on Thursday June 18, 2020. According to sources in the Government of Burundi, one of the major issues facing him and the country is widespread corruption and embezzlement by some key government officials, he mostly inherited from his predecessor. He has now made a major step to address the situation: on May 1, 2021, he fired his minister of Commerce, Industry, Transportation, and Tourism, Ms. Immaculée Ndabaneze. According to AfroAmerica Network sources, more is to expected.
Burundi President General Evariste Ndayishimiye, AfroAmerica Network Black Man of Year 2020 (see here), is one of the freedom fighters who liberated Burundians from years of oppression. Democratically elected in 2020, he was sworn in on Thursday June 18, 2020, becoming the 10th President to rule the country, but only the second to be democratically elected. He has now made a major step and is looking forward: on February 2, 2021, his government signed a significant accord with the European Union to normalize relations that had been tense over the last five years.
The new President of the Republic of Burundi, General Evariste Ndayishimiye has published the names of the cabinet ministers in his new government, a few days after his swearing in ceremony (see here: AfroAmerica Network: General Evariste Ndayishimiye, sworn in as 10th President of Burundi). The Burundi new cabinet is being hailed as a major step forward across Africa: small and targeted, and hence, expected to be more efficient and effective. However, the government has a unique first: among the ministers are Ms. Imelde Sabushimike, the first Twa woman to be part of a government in Africa. Why?
- 02 October 2022 - 28 February 2023