President Pierre Nkurunziza of #Burundi has died. According to a statement issued by the government, Mr Nkurunziza died after suffering a heart attack. He was aged 55.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the government announced “with great sorrow to Burundians and the international community” the passing of Nkurunziza.
The outgoing president died at Karusi hospital after suffering a heart attack on June 8, the statement added. Nkurunziza had been President since 2005.