Br. Nicodème was born in Rugabano, in Burundi (Diocese of Gitega) on October 9, 1954. He is a member of the Province of St. Francis of Assisi in Africa, which encompasses the states of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mauritius and Madagascar. In this Province, he held various positions, especially in both initial formation and parishes. He has been Definitor Provincial as well as Vicar Provincial. Now, within the General Government of the Order, he will follow more closely the Franciscan entities in Africa.