Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza died after suffering a heart attack, the country’s presidency announced on Tuesday.

Nkurunziza, 55, died at Karusi Hospital in central Burundi on Monday, it said, adding the government has declared a seven-day mourning.

His wife Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza is being treated for coronavirus in Nairobi, Kenya.

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