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Burundi president dies suddenly at 55


<b>Burundi president dies suddenly at 55</b>Pierre Nkurunziza was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell, the government says.
The cause of Pierre Nkurunziza's sudden death was described as a heart attack in a government statement. It's suspected he may have died of COVID-19. Other sources allege that the president may have been poisoned together with his entire family and key political figures around him. The 55-year-old was due to stand down in August following elections last month, which were won by an army General, Evariste Ndayishimiye. It was unclear exactly when he died. A government statement said the president, a keen sports enthusiast, had attended a game of volleyball on Saturday but fell ill that night and was taken to hospital.  The top of the state is empty. The government has been decapitated. The new elected president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, is admitted to Bumureki hospital. Even the president of the National Assembly, who was to take over the interim, is also sick. Domitille Minani, the mother of the late president, is also deceased after the death of her son. The late President's wife, who was hospitalized in Nairobi, has returned, but her children and relatives are also admitted to the hospital.

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