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Burundi’s presidents

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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about Burundi’s former and current presidents. There’s “On This Day”, great music, and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the “Audio” arrow above and enjoy!

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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.

Congratulations winners!

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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This week’s question ... You'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 21 September to enter this week's quiz; the winners will be announced on the 26 September podcast. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer, and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

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