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Burundi Expels WHO Experts

There’s a conflict between the Burundian government and the World Health Organization. The Burundian government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a letter dated Tuesday, May 12, ordered the expulsion by of four experts from the ( WHO ) responsible for advising him on the Covid-19 epidemic.

At the top of the list is Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, WHO representative in Burundi, followed by Tarzy Daniel, Ruhana Mirindi, and Jean Pierre Mulunda.

Such an expulsion attempt had been initiated in April by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before being suspended after discussions between the head of state Pierre Nkurunziza and the director-general of the WHO, sources said. diplomatic and administrative.

These evictions which took place a few days before the presidential and legislative elections, give grain to grind on detractors of Pierre Nkurunziza, who accuses him of knowingly minimizing the extent of the disease to avoid that the population does not wonder, on the opportunity to maintain elections.

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