How Burundi's departure from isolation helps Kenya

Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye

Evariste Ndayishimiye, Burundi's elected President from the ruling party, the National Council for the Defense of Democracy - Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD), holds a stick, the symbol of power, during the swearing-in ceremony at Ingoma stadium in Gitega, Burundi, on June 18, 2020.

Photo credit: Tchandrou Nitanga | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Burundian President Evariste ‘Neva’ Ndayishimiye's has retraced his relations with neighbours, thawing relations with Rwanda, with which Burundi had traded accusations of supporting rebel movements in each other’s territories.

Burundian President Evariste ‘Neva’ Ndayishimiye's arrival in Kenya on Monday will mark a significant turn for the central African country.


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