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Burundi gets new prime minister

Burundi's President elect Evariste Ndayishimiye attends his inauguration ceremony at the Ingoma Stadium in Gitega
Burundi’s Evariste Ndayishimiye.REUTER

Burundi’s parliament on Wednesday has approved and sworn in Gervais Ndirakobuca as prime minister.

Gervais Ndirakobuca a former minister of security and internal affairs was sworn in a week after President Evariste Ndayishimiye warned that some unnamed people were plotting to overthrow his government.

Reuters reports that he replaced Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, and is under EU sanctions for his role in quashing demonstrations during political unrest in 2015, alongside three others.

Ndirakobuca, known by his nickname Ndakugarika, which means ‘I will kill you’, is also a veteran of the same wars.

Writing by Marian Benjamin; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu