Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza dies of heart attack - govt

Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza has died of heart attack, the government has confirmed. He died at the age of 55. A statement confirming his demise says he succumbed on June 8.

He was seeing out his 15-year-rule ahead of handing over to president-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye. The former general was declared winner of May 22 elections which the opposition unsuccessfully challenged.

The first lady was recently flown to the Kenyan capital Nairobi for medical reasons with some media alleging …

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