Pierre Nkurunziza

President of Burundi from 2005 to 2020

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.

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

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

  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.