Burundi Swears in Evariste Ndayishimiye As President

Burundi has a new president in the person of Evariste Ndayishimiye who won May 20 elections as the country entered the post-Nkurunziza era.

Ndayimishiye was originally supposed to take over in August but the Constitutional Court ruled that the investiture be brought forward following the death of outgoing Nkurunziza.

The event took place at the state Ingoma in Gitega, the political capital of the country. The venue was packed as the president took his oath and went through the motions of accepting his official instruments of office.

The presidency, Ntare Rushtashi House, has been streaming the event on its YouTube Page.

The event was largely attended by diplomats given the restrictions on travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.