June 9, 2020

Just in: Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi’s President is dead

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Government of Burundi has on Tuesday announced the death of Pierre Nkurunziza the country’s president.

He died at the age of 55, after suffering cardiac arrest, government official said.

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He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell, his condition improved but on Monday he had a cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, official said. He has ruled his country for fifteen years.

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