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Return of the First Lady of Burundi from her visit to Nigeria


Nov 26, 2021

BUJUMBURA November 25th (ABP) – The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi, Mrs. Angéline Ndayishimiye, returned this Wednesday, November 24 from Abuja, Nigeria, where she had participated in the ninth summit of the First Ladies of Africa (MIPREDA) held on November 22, 2021.

In an interview with the media on her arrival at Melchior Ndandaye International Airport, the First Lady said that this organization constitutes, in a way, a framework for consultation, advocacy and action in order to support heads of state in the search for peace in Africa.

In addition, she added, that summit was, essentially, characterized by the establishment of the governing bodies of MIPREDA where the Nigerian First Lady, Mrs. Aïcha Buhari, was elected president of the organization, but also and above all by the laying of the first cornerstone for its future headquarters in Abuja.

Mrs. Ndayishimiye also returned to the explanation of the difference between OPDAD (Organization of African First Ladies for Development) and MIPREDA. She said OPDAD deals much more with the vulnerable, while MIPREDA focuses on peaceful conflict resolution for a prosperous Africa.