Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest.
He was 55.
The government said Nkurunziza was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell.
His condition improved but on Monday he had a cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, officials say.
After 15 years in power, Mr Nkurunziza was due to step down in August.