Immaculée Nahayo

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Immaculée Nahayo Nyandwi (born 1948) is a Burundian politician who was President of the National Assembly of Burundi from 16 August 2005 to 2007. She was also elected as Speaker of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) to March 2007.

Political career[edit]

An ethnic Hutu member of the National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD), she replaced Jean Minani of the Front for Democracy in Burundi (FRODEBU), who had been National Assembly president since 2002.

She subsequently served as Minister of National Solidarity, Repatriation, National Reconstruction, Human Rights, & Gender [1] beginning in July 2007. She has been elected as Adviser in COMESA.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Gatara (Kayanza Province), Nahayo is a widow and the mother of six children. Her husband, Simon Nyandwi, was Interior Minister until his death on 22 March 2005.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Burundi - World Leaders: Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments. Central Intelligence Agency, Date of Information: 4/1/2011. Retrieved 2011-08-14.