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Unexpected death of Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza.

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Unexpected death of Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza.

Unexpected death of Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of heart failure.

“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… following heart failure on June 8, 2020,” it said in a post on its official Twitter account.

A statement from Burundi’s presidency on Tuesday said Nkurunziza was hospitalised over the weekend and that his health “abruptly changed” on Monday.

It said the country would observe seven days of mourning beginning Tuesday.

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