Jean-Baptiste Bagaza was a military soldier who later became the President of Burundi from 1976 to 1987.
Bagaza was involved in the government-supported ethnic cleansing of Hutu tribe members in 1972.
In 1976, he seized presidency from Michel Micombero in a non-violent coup.
While travelling in 1987 to Quebec, Canada, his administration was overthrown. He was exiled to Uganda, then later moved to Libya until 1993.
Bagaza died on May 4, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.