Burundi swears in Evariste Ndayishimiye as new President

Burundi swears in Evariste Ndayishimiye as new President

Today, Burundi swears in Evariste Ndayishimiye as the new President of the country after the sudden death of his predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza.

Furthermore, Evariste Ndayimishiye won the country’s presidential election on May 30th and he was to take over in August but his swearing-in was moved ahead due to the sudden death of his predecessor.

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The 52-year-old Evariste Ndayishimiye, who was sworn-in on Thursday at the Ingoma stadium in the capital city, Gitegay took an oath to;

“Devote all his force to defend the superior interests of the nation

and ensure the national unity and cohesion of the Burundian people,

its peace, and social justice.”

Furthermore, the Catholic archbishop of Gitegay, Simon Ntamwana, while praying for the new President,

Evariste Ndayishimiye urged him to bring back the refugees in camps to the country.

Evariste Ndayishimiye Burundi president
Newly sworn-in Burundi president

“Understand that you are a son of God and as such must

bring peace among Burundians, you know how much we need it.

“Bring back to our country the refugees in the camps,

the intellectuals in exile so that

they can take part in the development of our country.

“Renew ties with the international community so they can help us develop,” he said.

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