Burundi Residents Shocked after President’s Sudden Death

Residents in Burundi say they are in shock following the death of outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza, who had ruled for 15 years and was being known as an authoritarian who suppressed opponents and squashed the media. The 56-year-old was going to stand down in August, when retired General Evariste Ndayishimiye, who successfully stood for the ruling party in last month’s elections, was due to take over. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo reports.

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