Antoine Nduwayo

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Antoine Nduwayo (born 1942) was the Prime Minister of Burundi from February 22, 1995, until July 31, 1996. He is an ethnic Tutsi [1] [2] and a member of UPRONA. He was appointed prime minister by the Hutu president in an effort to stop some Tutsis from fighting with his government. He resigned shortly after the 1996 military coup.

Opened in October 2019, the trial on the assassination of the first democratically elected Hutu president, Melchior Ndadaye delivered his verdict on October 19, 2020, more than a year after its opening and two days before the anniversary of the assassination of Melchior , October 21, 1993.

The former president of Burundi, Pierre Buyoya, and fifteen other defendants, were sentenced to life imprisonment for "an attack on the Head of State, an attack on the authority of the State and an attempt to bring massacre and devastation ”and to a fine of 102 billion Burundian francs. Three other defendants were sentenced to 20 years in prison. Burundian justice has acquitted only one of the accused, Antoine Nduwayo, former Prime Minister (February 1995-July 1996) and member of the Union for National Progress (Uprona).

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References

  1. BURUNDI AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION Archived April 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine y Vernon Seymour, senior research fellow, Centre of Southern African Studies, University of the Western Cape, September 1996
  2. Lemarchand, René, "Burundi: ethnic conflict and genocide." Cambridge University Press (1996) ISBN   978-0-521-56623-0. Page xxi. Retrieved February 26, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Anatole Kanyenkiko
Prime Minister of Burundi
1995–1996
Succeeded by
Pascal-Firmin Ndimira