Is Pierre Nkurunziza a Hutu or Tutsi?

Is Pierre Nkurunziza a Hutu or Tutsi?

Pierre Nkurunziza was born on 18 December 1964 in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, shortly after the country’s independence from Belgian rule in 1962. Nkurunziza’s mother, Domitille Minani, was an assistant nurse from the Tutsi ethnic group who was Protestant. Nkurunziza himself was considered to be Hutu.

How many presidents are there in Burundi?

A total of nine people have served as President of Burundi (not counting one acting president and one head of state in rebellion). Additionally, one person, Pierre Buyoya, served on two non-consecutive occasions. The current president of Burundi is Évariste Ndayishimiye, since 18 June 2020.

Who is the new Burundi president?

Évariste Ndayishimiye

His Excellency, General Évariste Ndayishimiye
Incumbent
Assumed office 18 June 2020
Prime Minister Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni
Vice President Prosper Bazombanza

When was the president of Burundi elected?

General elections were held in Burundi on 20 May 2020 to elect both the president and the National Assembly. Évariste Ndayishimiye of the ruling CNDD–FDD was elected president with 71% of the vote. In the National Assembly elections, the CNDD–FDD won 72 of the 100 elected seats.

Who is the current head of State in Burundi?

A total of nine people have served as President of Burundi (not counting one acting president and one head of state in rebellion). Additionally, one person, Pierre Buyoya, has served on two non-consecutive occasions. The current president of Burundi is Évariste Ndayishimiye, since 18 June 2020.

Who was president of Burundi when he died?

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies of ‘cardiac arrest’ at 55. Published. 9 June 2020.

Who was the leader of the Hutu rebels in Burundi?

Pierre Nkurunziza, (born December 18, 1963, Bujumbura, Burundi), Burundian educator and former leader of a Hutu rebel group.

When was Pierre Nkurunziza sworn in as president of Burundi?

Nkurunziza was sworn in for his third term on 20 August 2015. Speaking on the occasion, he described his re-election as “a victory of all Burundians”. He vowed that if his enemies continued to pursue violence, they would be beaten with the aid of God and “scattered like flour thrown into the air”.

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