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New Burundi leader talks up rights but rejects 'outsiders'

Published Thu Jun 18 2020 12:40:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Burundi’s new president upon his swearing-in has declared that his rule will respect human rights but he warns that “outsiders should not dictate what to do.” President Evariste Ndayishimiye took power two months early after the abrupt death of his predecessor, whose 15-year rule ended in deadly repression and a sharp rejection of outside scrutiny. Now the country waits to see if more of that will follow. Ndayishimiye won the May election and was set to take office in August, but the death of Pierre Nkurunziza from what the government called a heart attack threw the East African nation into days of uncertainty.  
by By ELOGE WILLY KANEZA and IGNATIUS SSUUNA
New Burundi leader talks up rights but rejects 'outsiders'
New Burundi leader talks up rights but rejects 'outsiders'