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Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza Dies At 55



Outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi is dead, announced the government there on Twitter on June 9, 2020. According to the announcement Mr Nkurunziza died on June 8, 2020 at a hospital in Karuzi, east of the country, after suffering a heart attack. He was 55.

President Pierre Mkurunziza was due to step down in August 2020 after inauguration of a new president elect called Evariste Ndayishimiye. The latter won the country’s presidential election held on May 20, 2020.


President Pierre Nkurunziza who came to power in 2005, was the first democratically elected leader in Burundi. He was reportedly a born again Christian and a staunch pioneer of sports in the country.

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