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This week’s quiz: On 13 June, I asked you a question about Burundi. On 8 June, the country's president died, just one month after his hand-picked successor won a seven-year term as president. You were to write to me with his name and the name of the man who was, at that time, the president-elect.
The answer is: The former president’s name is Pierre Nkurunziza. He came to office in 2005 and served three terms. Nkurunziza announced his intention not to stand for re-election in 2020 and endorsed Evariste Ndaysimiye – and there’s your second name – who won the presidential poll held this past May. When Nkurunziza died unexpectedly on 8 June, Burundi’s Constitutional Court accelerated Ndayishimiye’s inauguration as president. He was installed at a ceremony in Gitega on 18 June 2020, two months ahead of schedule. Ndayishimiye will serve a seven-year term.
The winners are: RFI Listeners Club member S B Sharma from Jharkhand, India; Samina Gull from Layyah, Pakistan; Krzysztof Borski from Poznan, Poland; Salahuddin Swo from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Helmut Matt from Herbolzheim, Germany.
Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: “Yaya” by Black Rose Beatz; “The Israelites” by Desmond Dekker, performed by Desmond Dekker & The Aces; Traditional drums from Burundi; “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and “Iwa Lewa” by Dele Ojo, sung by Layori.
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