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Burundi Ex-president Pierre Buyoya has died in Paris of Covid-19 at the age of 71 after contracting the virus in Burundi, several close relatives told AFP on Friday.
He died last night in Paris. "He had Covid-19”, his family member says. "Buyoya 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.
Buyoya “had been hospitalized on Wednesday last week in Bamako where he was placed on a respirator,” the family member said.