Emmanuel Niyonkuru


Age: 54

environment minister of Burundi since the tiny African country was plunged into political turmoil in 2015 over President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid for a third term who was also elected as a senator representing the electoral district of Muramvya for the 2015 to 2020 term.

Cause of Death: Assassinated by gunshot

Born: July 20, 1962

Died: January 1, 2017

Bujumbura, Burundi