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Women occupy 30% of Burundi's new cabinet

Women occupy 30% of Burundi's new cabinet


<p>Women make up over thirty percent of Burundi’s new cabinet according to a government release issued over the weekend. </p> <p>President Evariste Ndayishimiye in a decree nominated a sixteen-member cabinet to help run government business. The cabinet is also inclusive of the <a href="https://www.africanews.com/2020/06/24/burundi-restores-prime-minister-post-mps-endorse-new-veep/">Prime Minister Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni</a> and Vice President Prosper Bazombanza. </p> <p>Portfolios handed to women include Justice, Labour, Tourism and Communication. Ex-president Nkurunziza’s last health minister, Thadee Ndikumana, also maintains her ministerial portfolio.</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;"> The women in Ndayishimiye’s cabinet </h2> <p>Minister of Health: Thaddée Ndikumana<br /> Minister of Justice: Madame Jeanine Nibizi<br /> Minister of Public Service, Labor and Employment: Madame Domine Banyankimbona<br /> Minister of Commerce, Transport, Industry and Tourism: Hon. Immaculate Ndabaneze<br /> Minister of National Solidarity, Social Affairs, Human Rights and Gender: Madame Immelde Sabushimike<br /> Minister of Communication, Information Technologies and Media: Mrs. Marie Chantal Nijimbere</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;"> Sanctioned figures listed, tasks ahead </h2> <p>A former police chief Gervais Ndirakobuca – now minister for interior and security – and PM Bunyoni are currently under US and EU sanctions for their roles in repression and rights violations in 2015. </p> <p>The task ahead of the cabinet includes turning around the country’s economy, security and resetting Burundi’s relations with its neighbours and in the East Africa region at large.</p> <p>Another significant appointment is the Foreign Affairs post which was handed to the country’s top diplomat to the UN Albert Shingiro.</p> <style>.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }</style><div class='embed-container'><iframe src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/ufBnoHmPAQg' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe></div>
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