Pierre Nkurunziza death - updates

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Thousands bid farewell to former Burundi president at state funeral

Jun 26, 2020 - 11:11 PM

'Nowhere in Africa, or the world, has a leader been as close to God as president Nkurunziza was,' says President Evariste Ndayishimiye

STATE FUNERAL. The coffin, covered with he Burundi national flag, of late Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza, who died at the age of 55, is presented on a ceremonial vehicle during the national funeral at the Ingoma stadium in Gitega, Burundi, on June 26, 2020. Photo by Tchandrou Nitanga/AFP

Burundi court orders president-elect sworn in after leader's death

Jun 12, 2020 - 11:03 PM

The court rules that the country must 'proceed, as soon as possible, with the swearing-in of the president-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye'

PRESIDENT-ELECT. Evariste Ndayishimiye, Burundi's Presidential candidate of the ruling party the National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy, speaks to the media after voting during presidential and general elections at Bubu Primary school in Giheta, central Burundi, on May 20, 2020. File photo by AFP

Shock and fear as Burundi mourns veteran president

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:39 PM

Flags in Burundi are lowered to half-mast after the death of the 55-year-old leader

MOURNING. The Burundian national flag is taken down at the independent square in downtown Bujumbura as Burundi mourns the death of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, on June 9, 2020. Photo by Tchandrou Nitanga/AFP

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies – government

Jun 09, 2020 - 10:44 PM

The government of the Republic of Burundi says Pierre Nkurunziza died 'following heart failure' on Monday, June 8

HEART FAILURE. In this file photo taken on January 26, 2020, Burundi's incumbent president Pierre Nkurunziza takes part in the ruling party CNDD-FDD's congress to nominate its presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential elections in 2020, at Gitega, central Burundi. File photo by STRINGER/AFP