Pierre Buyoya

Pierre Buyoya is a Burundian politician who served twice as President of Burundi from 1987 to 1993 and from 1996 to 2003. He is officially the representative of the African Union in Mali.

Pierre is Burundi’s second-longest-serving president. He also led a military coup against the Second Republic of Burundi in 1987. He was the first President of the Third Republic.

10 Facts about Pierre Buyoya:

  1. Pierre Buyoya was born on November 24, 1949, in Rutovu, Rwanda-Urundi (now Burundi). It is of Tutsi ethnicity and has the nationality of Burundi.
  2. Since leading the Coup d’état, more than 20,000 deaths occurred in August 1988. Later on, he agreed to name a commission to find a way to mediate crime.
  3. Buyoya finished his studies at the Saint-Cyr Military Academy. In 2007, he wrote a book entitled “Bloodshed and Hope in Burundi.”
  4. Going into his family, he has not yet disclosed anything about his parents and siblings. In 1978, he married his wife Sophie Buyoya.
  5. Melchoir Ndadaye won democratic elections in June 1993. However, he was assassinated by an army that led to a civil war in Burundi.
  6. In September 2014, Pierre joined Twitter. He managed to accumulate more than 13.5k followers on his Twitter account.
  7. Current President of Burundi: Pierre is convicted of the assassination of his predecessor, Ndadaye. He was appointed to head the African Union peace mission in Chad in 2008.
  8. The history, profession, and personal information of Buyoya are featured on Wikipedia. He has not yet revealed details about his net worth.
  9. Ex-president Buyoya has been sentenced to jail for murdering another president, Ndadaye. However, in his latest speech, he denied the case against him and 18 other officials.
  10. Pierre and 18 other officials were also forced to pay a fine of $53 million, equivalent to 103 billion Burundian francs.

Facts of Pierre Buyoya

Name Pierre Buyoya
Birthday November 24, 1949
Age 70
Gender Male
Nationality Burundian
Profession Politician
Married/Single Married
Wife Sophie Buyoya
Education Saint-Cyr Military Academy
Twitter @PierreBuyoya
Facebook Pierre Buyoya