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Burundi: 30% of new cabinet female
Hon.  Immelde Sabushimike. Minister
Hon. Immelde Sabushimike. Minister Credit: Twitter (Reproduction)

30% of Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye’s cabinet members are women. Portfolios that are led by women are Justice, Labor, Social Affair, Communication and Tourism.

“For the first time, in the history of Burundi, we have a Minister in the government of Burundi, from the Batwa indigenous community. I am so happy!!! congratulations Hon. Immelde Sabushimike. Thank you so much Excellence President of Burundi,” Batwa of Burundi IP tweeted.

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Burundi: President Pierre Nkurunziza of heart attack
Portrait of Burudian President Pierre Nkurunziza at Mogadish Airport, 22 April,2014
Portrait of Burudian President Pierre Nkurunziza at Mogadish Airport, 22 April,2014 Credit: AMISOM Public Information / CC0

The president of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza died of a heart attack at age 55. The news was reported by the Burundi government on Twitter. Nkurunziza was taken to the hospital in Karuzi on Saturday where he died on June 8th of cardiac arrest. His death is followed by seven days of national mourning.