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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Dies



The Government of the Republic of Burundi announces with great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi, at the Cinquantenaire Hospital in Karusi following a cardiac arrest on June 8, 2020.

On the night of Saturday to Sunday, Pierre Nkurunziza “felt unwell and quickly went to Karuzi hospital for treatment.” But if, according to the official statement, “his health improved” on Sunday, he was victim of cardiac arrest in the monday morning.

“Immediate resuscitation was undertaken by a multidisciplinary team of doctors for several hours with cardio-respiratory assistance”, specifies the Burundian government. But “the medical team was unable to recover the patient.”

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