Pierre Nkurunziza


Pierre Nkurunziza (born 18 December 1963) is the President of Burundi.[1] He began his term as President in 2005.[2] His predecessor was Domitien Ndayizeye. Before he was President, Nkurunziza was an activist for freedom fighting. His father was also a politician in Burundi.

Pierre Nkurunziza
Pierre Nkurunziza - World Economic Forum on Africa 2008.jpg
President of Burundi
Assumed office
26 August 2005
Vice PresidentMartin Nduwimana
Yves Sahinguvu
Terence Sinunguruza
Preceded byDomitien Ndayizeye
Personal details
Born (1963-12-18) 18 December 1963 (age 56)
Bujumbura, Burundi
Political partyNational Council for the Defense of Democracy
Spouse(s)Denise Bucumi
Alma materUniversity of Burundi


  1. "AFP: Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza re-elected". Agence France-Presse. First July 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2010. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "Re-elected Burundian president takes oath as African leaders present", Xinhua, 26 August 2010.