President Donald Trump has extended by one year the sanctions taken in November 2015 by Barack Obama against personalities of Burundi, because of their role in the deterioration of the situation in this country.
Former President Obama said the situation in Burundi - "marked by killings and violence against civilians, unrest, incitement to violence and significant political repression" - threatened "peace, security and stability ", which constitutes an" extraordinary threat to national security and US foreign policy ".
He had therefore imposed sanctions against four Burundian personalities, including three close to President Pierre Nkurunziza: Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security; Cyrille Ndayirukiye, former Minister of Defense; Godefroid Bizimana, deputy director of the police. The fourth person sanctioned was Major General Godefroid Nyombare, author of the failed coup attempt of May 2015, aimed at ending President Nkurunziza’s institutional coup.
The latter plunged his country into a serious multi-faceted crisis when he announced in April 2015 his intention to stand for a third term, which was expressly forbidden by the Arusha Peace Agreement, which ended civil war.
These sanctions are a ban on visas to the United States, a freeze on property in that country, a ban on Americans doing business with them, and a ban on giving them donations. They expired on November 22nd.
Nsanzimana Ernest ni Umwanditsi mukuru w’Ikinyamakuru Umuryango. Yatangiye gukorera iki kinyamakuru muri Nzeli 2016, afite Impamyabumenyi y’Icyiciro cya Kabiri cya Kaminuza (A0) mu Itangazamakuru n’Itumanaho yakuye muri Kaminuza y’u Rwanda Ishuri ry’ itangazamakuru n’ itumanaho