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Burundi: Who benefited from the killing of President Melchior Ndadaye?

In depth
This article is part of the dossier: ‘We killed the President!’

By Mehdi Ba
Posted on Thursday, 11 November 2021 12:18

Melchior Ndadaye was the first president elected in Burundi through universal suffrage. © AFP

With the trial of the alleged killers of Burkina Faso's Thomas Sankara’s under since October, we take a look at the destinies of eight African presidents who were assassinated. In the sixth part of our series, we look back at the cold-blooded 21 October 1993 killing of Burundi’s leader, Melchior Ndadaye, which plunged the nation into civil war.

This is part 6 of an 8-part series

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