Pierre Nkurunziza

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Pierre Nkurunziza
President of Burundi
In office
26 August 2005 – 8 June 2020
Vice PresidentMartin Nduwimana
Yves Sahinguvu
Terence Sinunguruza
Preceded byDomitien Ndayizeye
Succeeded byEvariste Ndayishimiye
Personal details
Born(1964-12-18)18 December 1964
Bujumbura, Burundi
Died8 June 2020(2020-06-08) (aged 55)
Karuzi, Burundi
Cause of deathMyocardial infarction
Political partyNational Council for the Defense of Democracy
Spouse(s)Denise Bucumi
Alma materUniversity of Burundi

Pierre Nkurunziza (18 December 1964 – 8 June 2020) was the President of Burundi.[1] He began his term as President in 2005.[2] He replaced Domitien Ndayizeye.

Before he was President, Nkurunziza was an activist for freedom fighting. His father was also a politician in Burundi.

Nkurunziza was hospitalized on 6 June 2020 after feeling unwell in Karuzi, Burundi. He later had a heart attack on two days later and died at the age of 55.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "AFP: Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza re-elected". Agence France-Presse. 1 July 2010. Archived from the original on 23 January 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  2. "Re-elected Burundian president takes oath as African leaders present", Xinhua, 26 August 2010.
  3. "Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies of a 'heart attack' at 55". bbc.com. 9 June 2020.