Uproar as Burundi president rewards daughter at May Day ceremonies for behaving well at home

Uproar as Burundi president rewards daughter at May Day ceremonies for behaving well at home 1

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza lauded his 12-year-old daughter and gave her money at May Day ceremonies designed to honour the country’s top workers. Head of state Pierre Nkurunziza gives an envelope (of money) to his daughter Naomie Nkurunziza, who has been behaving well at home. (PHOTO/COURTESY) “Head of state Pierre Nkurunziza gave an envelope (of money) to his daughter Naomie Nkurunziza, who has been behaving well at home,” state broadcaster RTNB said in an overnight tweet, without specifying the amount. “Pierre Nkurunziza says that she is hard-working and loves Burundian…

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Burundi orders UN to close Human Rights office in Bujumbura

Burundi orders UN to close Human Rights office in Bujumbura 2

 Burundi’s government has reportedly asked the United Nations Human Rights Council to close its office in the country within two months, according to foreign ministry and UN sources. Embattled Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza A senior official of the country’s foreign ministry told AFP news agency that a notice was on Wednesday given to the UN Resident Coordinator in Burundi, Garry Conille, for transmission in Geneva to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. “All international staff must be redeployed immediately, and the Office has two months to pack its bags…

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