Breaking News: President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza dies at 55

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Reports reaching says the President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza has died at the age of 55.

Aljazeera which broke the news said the president died of a heart attack according government spokespersons in that country.

In a statement posted on Twitter and sighted by the government announced “with great sorrow to Burundians and the international community” the passing of Nkurunziza, 55.

The statement added that the out-going president died at the Karusi Hospital after suffering a heart attack on June 8.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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