The government of Burundi has announced the death of outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza, 55.
According to a statement issued on Tuesday, Nkurunziza died after suffering a heart attack.
According to the BBC, he was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell.
His condition then improved, but on Monday he had a cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Late last month, Burundi’s First Lady Denise Nkurunziza was admitted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, after she reportedly contracted the novel coronavirus.
She was airlifted to Kenya’s Capital from Bujumbura, flying on an Amref plane.