Jean-Baptiste Bagaza


Age: 69

deposed president of Burundi, a landlocked but densely populated central African nation, who invested heavily in infrastructure but persecuted Catholics and did little to make his small, poor, and ethnically fractured country a stable democracy when he seized power in a 1976 coup and was ousted in 1987.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: August 29, 1946

Died: May 4, 2016

Brussels, Belgium