A former President of Burundi, Pierre Buyoya has passed away in Paris of Covid-19 at the age of 71.
“President Pierre Buyoya died last night in Paris. He had Covid-19,” a member of his family told AFP, requesting anonymity. Several other relatives confirmed the death of Buyoya, who served as a special envoy of the African Union to Mali and the Sahel from 2012 until November this year.
Buyoya had been hospitalised Wednesday last week in Bamako where he was placed on a respirator,” the family member said. “He was evacuated to Paris yesterday afternoon. His plane made a stopover and arrived in France in the evening. He died as the ambulance took him to hospital in Paris for treatment,” the source said.
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