Ugandan leader mourns death of Burundi president

Friday, June 12th, 2020 00:00 |
File photo shows Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni addressing the media during a press conference in Entebbe, Uganda. (Xinhua/Hajarah Nalwadda)
   Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni late on Thursday mourned the death of Burundi leader Pierre Nkurunziza.
   Museveni in a tweet extended condolences to the people of Burundi over the death of the 55-year-old Nkurunziza who succumbed to a heart attack.
   Nkurunziza died of a heart attack in a hospital in the capital Bujumbura on Monday, according to a Burundian government statement issued on Tuesday.
   Nkurunziza was elected the president of Burundi in 2005 and was re-elected in 2010 and in 2015.
   He was due to hand over power to a new president in August after the country held elections on May 20.  (Xinhua)

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