Jean-Baptiste Bagaza

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Jean-Baptiste Bagaza
2nd President of Burundi
In office
10 November 1976 – 3 September 1987
Prime MinisterÉdouard Nzambimana (1976–1978)
Preceded byMichel Micombero
Succeeded byPierre Buyoya
Personal details
Born(1946-08-29)29 August 1946[1]
Rutovu, southern Urundi[2]
Died4 May 2016(2016-05-04) (aged 69)
Brussels, Belgium
Political partyUnion for National Progress (UPRONA)

Colonel Jean-Baptiste Bagaza (29 August 1946 – 4 May 2016)[3] was a Burundian politician. He was the Chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Council in Burundi until November 10, 1976. He was President from November 10, 1976 to September 3, 1987. Bagaza was deposed in a military coup d'état.[1] He was replaced as president by Pierre Buyoya. He went into exile in Uganda and later went to Libya,[4] where he lived until 1993.

Bagaza died from unknown causes at a hospital in Brussels, Belgium on 4 May 2016, aged 69.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chan, Sewell (2016-05-04). "Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, Deposed Leader of a Troubled Burundi, Is Dead at 69". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  2. Applah, Kwame Anthony; Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., eds. (2010). Encyclopedia of Africa, Volume 1 Abacha, Sani—Kilimanjaro. Oxford University Press. p. 146. ISBN 9780195337709. Retrieved 5 May 2016. Bagaza was born into a family of the ethnic Tutsi-Hima people in southern Urundi, now Burundi
  3. "Burundi : l'ancien président Jean-Baptiste Bagaza est mort". Le Monde (in French). 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  4. Europa Publications (2004). Africa South of the Sahara 2004. Routledge. p. 135. ISBN 1-85743-183-9.