Burundi president sacks PM after coup claim

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Burundi’s president has sacked Prime Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni days after he claimed unnamed “powerful people” were plotting a coup against him.

In a unanimous vote in parliament on Wednesday morning, all 113 ruling MPs voted in favour of President Évariste Ndayishimiye’s proposal to dismiss Mr Bunyoni.

No reasons were given for the dismissal during the half-an-hour session.

President Ndayishimiye said last week that he would defeat the people plotting against him.

Current Interior Minister Gervais Ndirakobuca has been named as the new prime minister.

He is a former rebel commander, police commissioner and army general.



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