Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni

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Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni
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Bunyoni in January 2020
Prime Minister of Burundi
Assumed office
23 June 2020
President Évariste Ndayishimiye
Preceded by Pascal-Firmin Ndimira (1998)
Personal details
Born (1972-04-23) 23 April 1972 (age 48)
Kanyosha, Bujumbura Mairie Province, Burundi
Political party CNDD-FDD
Alma mater University of Burundi

Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni (born 23 April 1972) is a Burundian politician who has been Prime Minister of Burundi since 23 June 2020. Before that, from 2015 until 2020, he served as Minister of Internal Security in the Cabinet of Burundi. [1] [2]


Background and education

Bunyoni was born on 23 April 1972 in the commune of Kanyosha, in Bujumbura Mairie Province. He was educated at the University of Burundi. He graduated and appeared on the list of graduands in 1994, but he did not attend the ceremony. Instead, he joined the fighting that broke out, following the assassination of President Melchior Ndadaye. He was a member of the Forces for the Defense of Democracy fighting force. [1]

Political career

In 2003, the National Council for the Defense of Democracy – Forces for the Defense of Democracy political coalition reached a ceasefire with the other combatants in the Burundian Civil War. From 2004 until 2005, Bunyoni served as the equivalent of the Inspector General of the new police force. From 2005 until 2007, he served as the Chief of Police of Burundi. [1]

Between 2007 and 2011, Bunyoni served as the Minister of Internal Security, a role he returned to between 2015 until 2020. From 2011 until 2014, Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni was appointed head of the Office of the Minister of Civil Affairs in the Office of the President. [1]

On 23 June 2020, the Parliament of Burundi voted to accept the nomination of Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni, by Évariste Ndayishimiye, the newly elected president, as the 8th prime minister of Burundi. [3] He was sworn into office, the same day, by the president of Burundi. [4]

Other considerations

In addition to the above responsibilities, Bunyoni was in charge of various international security responsibilities, and in 2007, he was one of the United Nations envoys who was in charge of promoting peace and security. He also chaired the East African Police Committees (OCCPAE) Committee on Interpol. [1]

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