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Name: Niyuhire, Angèle
Current Position: Ambassador


Angèle Niyuhire became ambassador of Burundi to the United States in September 2009.
A Tutsi from Uprona, Niyuhire previously served as a Member of Parliament. The 47-year-old official has devoted herself to achieving peace and non-violence in Africa and to help advance the cause of women. 
Accepting her assignment as ambassador and relocating to Washington, DC, was not easy for Niyuhire. Coming from a traditional society, she had to leave behind her husband who continued to work as a builder, while her daughters joined her in the U.S.
Niyuhire speaks Kirundi, French and English.
Biography (Embassy of Burundi)
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