PREMATURE CELEBRATION FOR GAMBIA’S FGM BAN
Since President Jammeh made the announcement on Monday, one media outlet has particularly trumpeted this victory. Anti-FGM groups, which have done tremendous work by providing a much-needed voice and care to victims have also praised the decision while highlighting their own involvement. Interestingly, international journalists have left out the fact that local media in The Gambia have been silent. Why? Because a free press is nonexistent, and most of the country’s independent journalists have either been killed by the Jammeh regime, live in exile,
Landing Nyassi @ November 27, 2015
GYU CALLS FOR CALM AND THE RELEASE OF KARTONG’S YOUTH
Gambia Youth for Unity (GYU) is deeply concerned and condemns the arrest of over forty youths from Kartong, West Coast Region including women and children. “We condemn unethical mining taking place in Kartong and we call on the Gambian authorities to halt mining operations and release the detained youths whose action shows that they were merely protecting their lands from illegal mining,” said Omar Bah, GYU Chair.
On November 20th, a Gambian local newspaper Foroyaa issued a story headlined “Kartong Community questions the benefit of heavy metal mining”. The aggrieved youths from
Landing Nyassi @ November 25, 2015
GAMBIA SICK PRESIDENT COLLAPSED DEAD ECONOMY, MELTING FINANCES
By Sarjo Bayang
Going by marital vows of loyal spouses you keep going until you can no longer go on. Gambia as a nation is not marital partner of presidents, their deputies, or chief clerks. Constitution of Gambia provides clear guidelines about what needs doing in the event a sitting president is corrupt, sick (mental and physical) or falls dead. “In sickness, in plenty or poverty, in joy and times pain, until death doth us part” Gambia as a nation is certainly not married to any president.
Is the Gambia National Assembly not violating constitutional provisions as the nation’s president though still alive but known to be seriously
Sulayman Jeng @ November 24, 2015
KARTONG YOUTH CRY FOUL OVER ILLEGAL SAND MINING
The youth of kartong in the begining this month gathered at the youth premises to protest against illegal sand mining. Sand mining is not a new thing in kartong, it has been occurring since in the 90s but its benefit to the natives is virtually nothing. The concerned youths show this as something very much destructive to their community. The youth in their numbers turned out when the news broke out that there are people who are about to restart the heinous act of mining again. It could be recalled that a grade 6 student
Landing Nyassi @ November 24, 2015
YOU ARE OPPORTUNISTS, NOT PATRIOTS
By Ebou Gaye
Landing Nyassi @ November 22, 2015
YAHYA JAMMEH’S FORMER MINISTER AND NOW ICC CHIEF PROSECUTOR SCOLDED OVER THE 2010 MAVI MARMARA FLOTILLA SAGA
Just seven months after her decision to close down files on criminal investigations of war crimes allegations on Israel Defence Force(IDF) personnel’s attack on 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla incident, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda was ordered by the International Criminal Court on a Thursday in a shocking 2-1 decision, to consider opening a full criminal investigation into the war crimes allegations against IDF. Using rather harsh language, the ICC told Chief prosecutor Bensouda she should
Bamba Mass @ November 21, 2015
CAN THE GAMBIAN OPPOSITION WIN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS WITHOUT A COALITION OR ELECTORAL REFORMS? YES IT CAN!!!!
By Princess Buga Gambia Dear Gambian Opposition Political Parties, First of all I would like to crave your indulgence to hide my true identity for the safety and security of my relatives who live and work in the Gambia. I am a Gambian citizen and a PhD Candidate of Political Science here in North America. My area of research is African politics in general and fixed presidential term limits in particular. My aim here is to share my thoughts with all of you with
Landing Nyassi @ November 21, 2015