AFRICALIFESTYLE

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies of ‘cardiac arrest’ at 55

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says

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, the government says.

Mr Nkurunziza was due to step down from the presidency in August.

In 2015, the announcement that he would run for a third term plunged the country into chaos.

He had been president for 15 years.

After a change in the constitution, he was able to run for a further term in last month’s election but he decided to retire and was to be known as the “supreme guide to patriotism”.

About author

Articles

A prolific writer of about two decades standing experience
Related posts
LIFESTYLENEWSPOLITICS

Abia: Time for Adeyemi to quit, pro-democracy group demands Senator’s resignation

Following what it describes as “unguarded utterances” about Abia State Governor, Okezie…
Read more
LIFESTYLE

Vector, M.I Abaga end beef, announce collaboration

Popular Nigerian rappers, Vector and MI Abaga are working on a collaboration after ending their…
Read more
LIFESTYLE

My father used to work at US fast-food restaurant - Davido reveals

Nigerian singer, Davido says his father, Adedeji Adeleke, had worked at Burger King, a fast-food…
Read more
Newsletter
Get latest news update now

Sign up for News headquarters Daily Digest and get trending updates tailored for you now.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.