Rwandan flag to be flown half-mast in mourning with Burundi

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 14 June 2020 at 03:48

President Paul Kagame on Saturday instructed that flags of Rwanda and East African Community be flown at half-mast effective in solidarity with the country of Burundi for the passing of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

A statement that was issued by Prime Minister’s office on behalf of President Paul Kagame Saturday reads

“In solidarity with the Government and people of our neighboring sister Republic of Burundi during this time of grief due to the demise of His Excellency President Pierre Nkurunziza; the President of the Republic of Rwanda His Excellency Paul Kagame has ordered that the national flag and the flag of East African community on Rwandan territory will fly at half-mast from Saturday the 13th June, 2020 until the burial.”

“We continue to grieve with the People of Burundi and the family of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza during this difficult time.”

President Nkurunziza, 55, died on June 8th due to a cardiac arrest according to a statement that was released by the government of Burundi.

President Nkurunziza, 55, died on June 8th due to a cardiac arrest according to a statement that was released by the government of Burundi.

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