June 10, 2020

Burundi President Dies

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Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

He was 55.

President Pierre Nkurunziza

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.

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