Pierre Buyoya is a Burundian politician who had served as a president of Burundi twice, from 1987 to 1993 and from 1996 to 2003. He is currently the African union’s representative in Mali.
Pierre is the second longest-serving president of Burundi. He also led a military coup d’etat against the Second Republic of Burundi in 1987. He became the first president of the Third Republic.
Quick Facts: Pierre Buyoya: Former President of Burundi and His Wife, Family and Net Worth Facts
|Birthday||November 24, 1949|
|Education||Saint-Cyr Military Academy|
J'ai rencontré le Ministre des affaires étrangères SEM Zeini Moulaye. Je l'ai félicité pour sa nomination&lui ai souhaité plein succès dans ses nvlles fonctions. Occasion de réitérer le soutien de l'UA pour le Mali durant cette période de transition. pic.twitter.com/b4JTUJ4NFX
— Pierre Buyoya (@PierreBuyoya) October 16, 2020
10 Facts On Pierre Buyoya:
- Pierre Buyoya was born on November 24, 1949, in Rutovu, Ruanda-Urundi (now Burundi). He is of Tutsi ethnicity and holds the nationality of Burundi.
- After leading Coup d’etat, over 20,000 deaths were caused in August 1988. Later, he decided to appoint a commission to find a way to mediate the violence.
- Buyoya completed his education at Saint-Cyr Military Academy. He published a book in 2007 titled “Bloodshed to Hope in Burundi”.
- Moving towards his family, he has not revealed anything about his parents and siblings yet. He married his wife Sophie Buyoya in 1978.
- In June 1993, Melchoir Ndadaye won the democratic elections. However, he was assassinated by the army which led to civil war in Burundi.
- Pierre joined Twitter in September 2014. He has managed to gain over 13.5k followers on his Twitter account.
- The former president of Burundi Pierre is accused of the murder case of his predecessor Ndadaye. He was appointed to lead a peace mission in Chad by the African Union in 2008.
- Buyoya’s bio, career, and personal details are featured on Wikipedia. He has not shared information about his net worth yet.
- The Ex-president Buyoya gets a prison term for killing another president Ndadaye. However, he dismissed the case against him and 18 other officials in his recent statement.
- Pierre and 18 other officials were also ordered to collectively pay a fine of $53 million which equals 103 billion Burundian francs.