FILE – In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 file photo, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza walks to a polling station to cast his vote for the presidential election, in his hometown of Ngozi, Burundi. Burundi's government said Tuesday, June 9, 2020 that President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza, File)FILE – In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 file photo, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza walks to a polling station to cast his vote for the presidential election, in his hometown of Ngozi, Burundi. Burundi's government said Tuesday, June 9, 2020 that President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza, File)
FILE – In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 file photo, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza walks to a polling station to cast his vote for the presidential election, in his hometown of Ngozi, Burundi. Burundi's government said Tuesday, June 9, 2020 that President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza, File)

Burundi president dies of heart failure at 55 after volleyball match

  • President Pierre Nkurunziza died as his wife recovered in Kenya from coronavirus
  • He was to step down later this year after announcing in 2019 plans to retire
Topic |   Africa
FILE – In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 file photo, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza walks to a polling station to cast his vote for the presidential election, in his hometown of Ngozi, Burundi. Burundi's government said Tuesday, June 9, 2020 that President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza, File)FILE – In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 file photo, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza walks to a polling station to cast his vote for the presidential election, in his hometown of Ngozi, Burundi. Burundi's government said Tuesday, June 9, 2020 that President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza, File)
FILE – In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 file photo, Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza walks to a polling station to cast his vote for the presidential election, in his hometown of Ngozi, Burundi. Burundi's government said Tuesday, June 9, 2020 that President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza, File)
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