Domitien Ndayizeye was confronted as a member of the Hutu majority at a young age with the repression by the Tutsi. This circumstance could be politically active it early. In 1982 he went into exile in Belgium and completed a degree in engineering.
He then went to Rwanda and returned in 1993, shortly after the election of the first democratically elected Hutu president Melchior Ndadaye, back to his homeland. Its murder in the same year led to a civil war that cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and resulted in a genocide.
1995/96 he was imprisoned, then the Permanent Secretary of his party, the Front pour la democratie au Burundi, selected. According to the Agreement signed in Arusha in 2000 peace treaty Tutsi Pierre Buyoya was installed as president and Ndayizeye as vice president of a transitional government in 2001. By convention, made Buyoya after 18 months the place for Ndayizeye free. He was sworn in on 30 April 2003 to the President of Burundi.
His most pressing objectives are the stabilization of the country and bringing peace to the two warring ethnic groups Hutu and Tutsi.
Michel Micombero | Jean -Baptiste Bagaza | Pierre Buyoya | Melchior Ndadaye | François Ngeze | Sylvie Kinigi | Cyprien Ntaryamira | Sylvestre Ntibantunganya | Pierre Buyoya | Domitien Ndayizeye | Pierre Nkurunziza
- President ( Burundi)
- Born in 1953