This is the Diplomatic passport of Burundi President Sylvestre Ntibantunganya (born 8 May 1956) is a Burundi politician. He was Speaker of the National Assembly of Burundi from December 1993 to 1 October 1994 and President of Burundi from 6 April 1994 to 25 July 1996 (interim to October 1994). The Diplomatic Passport Of Sylvestre Ntibantunganya

Ntibantunganya was born in Gishubi, Gitega, and is an ethnic Hutu. He served as foreign minister briefly during 1993. He came into office when the previous president, Cyprien Ntaryamira, was killed in a plane crash (an assassination in which the Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana was also killed). Ntibantunganya left office when he was deposed by Pierre Buyoya in a military coup of 1996. Ntiybantunganya is presently a Senator for life as a former head of state. The Diplomatic Passport Of Sylvestre Ntibantunganya
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February 2019: The former President Ntibantunganya presented his book “Burundi, Démocratie piégée” or (Burundi, Trapped Democracy”). The 726-page book which took 10 years to be written, is a testimony to the recent history of Burundi from 1987 to 2017. The former President Ntibantunganya explained why he wrote this book. According to him, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has been working for more than four years. To fulfill its mission, it needs the contributions of all those who have truths to reveal, confessions to make or questions to express. Among these partners, former heads of state have a leading role. They must contribute to the emergence of the liberating truth that Burundians expect. One of the ways in which they can pass is to testify by writing. The Dilomatic Passport Of Sylvestre Ntibantunganya

 

In writing this book, he wants to testify about these events and thus give his modest contribution to the work of the CVR on this crucial period in the history of Burundi. Mr. Ntibantunganya made it clear that this book is not a history book. It is a “set of notes from documents read, testimonies lived and analyze made for history over the period from 1987 to 2017”.

The Diplomatic Passport Of Sylvestre Ntibantunganya