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Burundi: Celebrating The First Democratically Elected President

Jean Marie Ngendahayo writes about [fr] the relatively unknown story of Melchior Ndadaye, the first democratically elected president of Burundi after winning the 1993 election. Ngendahayo states that what stood out with Ndadaye was his willingness to reach out to all Burundians; in fact he chose an opponent, Mrs. Sylvie Kinigi as his prime minister but he was killed in a coup attempt before he could really reunite the ethnically-divided nation.

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