Share This Article: Spread the lovePierre 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.
November 24, 1949
Saint-Cyr Military Academy
Pierre Buyoya 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.