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Africa: On the Murder of a Burundian Government Minister

Africa: On the Murder of a Burundian Government Minister

Press Statement 
John Kirby 
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs 
Washington, DC
January 3, 2017


The United States strongly condemns the January 1 murder of Emmanuel Niyonkuru, the Burundian Minister of Water, Environment, and Planning. Our thoughts and our prayers are with his family and loved ones at this difficult time. We also offer our heartfelt condolences to the people and Government of Burundi. We hope the perpetrators will rapidly be brought to justice.

Distributed by APO on behalf of U.S. Department of State.

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