Jun 30, 2020, 12:13 PM
Ismaila Ndong, an alleged serial rapist and robber now faces 16 criminal counts after state prosecutors pressed fresh charges from eight to 16.
According to the statement, Nkurunziza had attended a volleyball match on Saturday afternoon and was taken to hospital that evening after falling ill.
Although he appeared to recover on Sunday and spoke to those around him, he suddenly deteriorated on Monday morning. He then suffered a heart attack and despite an immediate resuscitation attempt, doctors were unable to revive him.
Nkurunziza died at a hospital in Karuzi, eastern Burundi.
The government said there would be a period of national mourning for seven days from Tuesday and that flags would be flown at half-mast.
In power since 2005, Nkurunziza was due to be replaced in August by political ally Evariste Ndayishimiye, who was declared earlier this month the winner of a May 20 presidential election.
Nkurunziza's final years in office were racked by turmoil.
His controversial decision to run for a third term in 2015 was condemned by the opposition as unconstitutional and sparked mass unrest. After a failed military coup and a crackdown by security forces, hundreds of thousands of people fled to neighbouring countries to escape the violence.
Bai Lamin Jobe, the minister of Works, Construction and Infrastructure has informed the National Assembly’s Select Committee on Government Monitoring Projects that the D35.6 million (a three year) Banjul project is 45% complete.
The Gambia government has begun the enforcement of compulsory wearing of face masks starting Tuesday as part of measures to fight and curb the spread of coronavirus.
The secretary general and party leader of Gambia Moral Congress (GMC), Mai Ahmed Fatty, on Saturday stated on his Facebook page that GMC is the bridge that can connect all the major or lead stakeholders for a united, concerted action to achieve a common national goal.