Former Burundi PM Sentenced to Life in Prison

Former Burundian Prime Minister, General Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni, has been sentenced to life in prison by Burundi’s Supreme Court. The former PM served from June 2020 to September 2022, when he was dismissed by President General Evariste Ndayishimiye after a rift growing between the two spawned fears of a potential coup attempt.

In April 2023, Bunyoni was arrested and has been held since.

Today he was sentenced to life in prison for wanting to “overthrow the government”, as well as threatening the life of the President.