President of Burundi
Date of Birth: 18 December 1963
Birth Place: Bujumbura, Burundi
Political Party: National Council for the Defense of Democracy - Forces for the Defense of Democracy
Arrival in Power: 26 August 2005
Profession: Military, Teacher, Politician
Pierre Nkurunziza was born in Bujumbura, Burundi, in 1963. Pierre Nkurunziza is the current President of Burundi. His education includes a degree in education and sports from the University of Burundi. Pierre Nkurunziza and his family like most Burundians were directly affected by the ethnic and civil conflicts caused by the tensions between the Hutu and Tutsi population. Pierre Nkurunziza then joined the Hutu faction as a soldier during the civil war.
His political party National Council for the Defense of Democracy - Forces for the Defense of Democracy, is a direct descendant of the civil war and represents the Hutu faction. Pierre Nkurunziza eventually became the leader of his party and was elected prime minister in 2005.
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Updated on: January 24th, 2015