Pierre Buyoya

Burundian politician, former president of Burundi

Pierre Buyoya (24 November 1949 – 17 December 2020) was a Burundian politician and soldier. He was the President of Burundi two times from 1987 to 1993 and from 1996 to 2003. Buyoya was the second longest-serving Burundian president.


Pierre Buyoya
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Buyoya in 2013
3rd President of Burundi
In office
25 July 1996 – 30 April 2003
Acting: 25 July 1996 – 11 June 1998
Prime MinisterPascal-Firmin Ndimira
Vice PresidentFrédéric Bamvuginyumvira
Mathias Sinamenye
Domitien Ndayizeye
Preceded bySylvestre Ntibantunganya
Succeeded byDomitien Ndayizeye
In office
9 September 1987 – 10 July 1993
Prime MinisterAdrien Sibomana
Preceded byJean-Baptiste Bagaza
Succeeded byMelchior Ndadaye
Personal details
Born(1949-11-24)24 November 1949
Rutovu, Ruanda-Urundi
(now Burundi)
Died17 December 2020(2020-12-17) (aged 71)[1]
Paris, France
Political partyUnion for National Progress
Spouse(s)Sophie Buyoya
Alma materÉcole spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr

Buyoya died on 17 December 2020 in Paris from COVID-19 at the age of 71.[2]

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