EDITORIAL: FROM PRISONERS TO POLITICAL PAWNS
It is an internationally acclaimed sacred doctrine that rehabilitation of prisoners does not only end at the prison walls, but extends to the integration
Yanks Dabo @ August 1, 2015
“LOOK LET US STOP INFIGHTING AND REPORTING OF EACH OTHER TO THE AUTHORITY!” EX. CONVICT NJOGU BAH TELLS GAMBIANS.
Pardoned prisoner Dr. Njogu Lamin Bah told Gambians to stop fighting and reporting of each other to the authorities just for positions.
Dr Bah was speaking to fellow pardoned prisoners, family members and cabinet ministers, at a gathering converged at the July 22nd square to thank the Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, for granting them amnesty. Mr Bah said Gambians must stop the culture of fanning the flames of hatred, stating:
Bamba Mass @ July 31, 2015
WILL GAMBIA CLAMP DOWN ON DRUG TRAFFICKING AS RUSSIA COMES TO ITS AID?
A bilateral agreement for cooperation to combat drug trafficking has been inked. The agreement between the police force of the West African nation and the Russian Federal Drug Control Agency is geared towards fighting drug trafficking according to officials.
The signing ceremony held at the ongoing Moscow-Africa anti-drug dialogue conference, marking the 21st anniversary of the so – called 22nd July revolution.A revolution whose lifespan has witnessed the seizure of one million dollars worth of cocaine at a warehouse in Banjul. Critics doubt if bilateral cooperation with Russia would have any impact in combating drug trafficking in a country
Landing Nyassi @ July 30, 2015
ONE DIED, SEVERAL WOUNDED, AFTER CAR RAMMED INTO A MOSQUE IN GAMBIA
At least one person died and several people wounded after the driver, of a five-seater Mercedes Benz 190, lost control of the wheel and rammed into a roadside Mosque partly filled with worshippers. The accident happened in Kafuta Village, Kombo East, West Coast Region of the Gambia.
“The accident happened when it was raining heavily and the vehicle was over speeding when the driver lost control and swerved off the road and rammed into the mosque, which was partly filled with worshippers attending the last obligatory muslim prayer of
Yanks Dabo @ July 29, 2015
FLASH FLOODS WRECK HAVOC IN RURAL GAMBIA
Heavy rains and flash floods have wrecked several villages in Sandu and Wuli Districts of the Upper River Region of the Gambia.
The heavy rains started on Sunday nights, according to officials from the Disaster Management agency in the region, and continued to Monday non-stop, causing flash floods, which caused serious damages to many households in many villages of the region and further caused many villages be inaccessible, .
The main crossing points between Diabuku and Darsilameh Jindeh and Bajonkoto were completely cut off in Sandu, while similar scenario is witnessed in Demba Wandu and Diabuku to Basse.
Two trucks loaded with sugar
Yanks Dabo @ July 28, 2015
GAMBIANS ARE TIRED OF YAHYA JAMMEH AND HIS CONDITIONAL PARDON
By Adama Trawally
It’s now 21 years since the vicious government of Yahya Jammeh came to power in the Gambia. Dictator Jammeh fails to honour the promises he made to the Gambian People. He instead continued to violate the basic human rights of the Gambian citizens. The present condition of the Gambians under Yahya Jammeh is very sad and distressing; people are living in silence due to fear of facing torture and disappearance, if anyone dared to criticise the regime of Yahya Jammeh in the country.
Yanks Dabo @ July 26, 2015
GCC REJECTS JAMMEH’S AMNESTY AS RIDICULOUS AND CALLS FOR RELEASE OF ALL PRISONERS AND DETAINEES
The Gambia Consultative Council (GCC) has issued a press release in reaction to President Jammeh’s recent olive branch amnesty announced on 22 July 2015 resulting in the pardoning of the release of 228 prisoners of the country’s overcrowded and unfit Mile 2 central prison. The GCC rebuked Jammeh’s overtures as ridiculous and calls on him to release all prisoners and detainees in the Gambia. We publish the same in full below:
“Gambia Consultative Council Press Release: GCC rejects amnesty
Yanks Dabo @ July 26, 2015