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Tue Jun 9, 2020, 11:14 AM

Burundi president dies of 'cardiac arrest' at 55

Source: BBC

June 9, 17 minutes ago

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says

A government statement says that 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.

Mr Nkurunziza was due to step down from the presidency in August after 15 years in power.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52984119

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ucrdem Jun 2020 OP
mnhtnbb Jun 2020 #1
ucrdem Jun 2020 #3
NNadir Jun 2020 #6
still_one Jun 2020 #2
janterry Jun 2020 #4
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Response to ucrdem (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 11:16 AM

1. We know what we're all thinking.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 11:20 AM

3. Yes presidenting in Africa is a high-risk occupation.

I don't know a lot about this one yet but I looked into it a few years ago after the 4th death in three months and discovered that African presidents very often die with their boots on.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 12:00 PM

6. Yep. I don't know about Burundi, but in our hands it would be "all the luck in the world."

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Response to ucrdem (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 11:17 AM

2. There has been speculation that he might have had Covid. His wife was diagnosed it

11 days ago.

One has to wonder if this was a factor



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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 11:52 AM

4. 11 days is a significant number since that's the time most covid

patients who need hospitalization start to show very bad symptoms.

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Response to janterry (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 11:59 AM

5. interesting

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