GAMBIAN AUTHORITIES PICKS BONES WITH AL-JAZEERA
They were told by the Gambian authorities to stop filming or risk being arrested after the government annulled their credentials. According to sources in Banjul the team were asked not make any film or report on any issue about the Gambia. The sources further noted the journalists were also informed that their permit was also revoked which was obtained prior to their entry into Banjul. “The Al-Jazeera team got the information that their permit has been revoked through their fixer” our source elaborated. It
Landing Nyassi @ September 2, 2015
“JAMMEH DIDN’T CREATE DUGA; JAMMEH CANNOT DESTROY DUGA”, OUSAINOU MBENGA TELLS FREEDOM NEWSPAPER
Based on a picture taken of me and Omar Faye, the ambassador of the Republic of the Gambia at the commemoration of Father Anthony Gabisi’s 30 years of service to the Catholic Church in the Gambia, the Freedom online newspaper posted an editorial titled: “DUGA, what’s the difference between Omar Faye and Yahya Jammeh”? Well, I will leave that to Freedom’s editorial board to answer. But I will pose my own question: what’s the difference between the Freedom Newspaper editorial and me?
Let me reaffirm my position once more. I am a revolutionary. I am not a
Sulayman Jeng @ September 2, 2015
IN MEMORY OF MY GREAT TEACHER – A.K. SAVAGE
In hypothesizing what really exemplifies the consummate educator, the revered Twentieth Century American inspirational writer, poet and educator, William Arthur Ward (1921-1994), postulates: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
On learning of the sad and devastating death of my former high school English Literature teacher, Mr. Abdou Karim Savage (affectionately called A.K.Savage), who later trained as a lawyer, rising to the pinnacle of the Gambian judiciary as Honorable Chief Justice A.K.Savage, I see resonances of William Ward’s proposition
Landing Nyassi @ September 1, 2015
YAYA JAMMEH IN GROSS ABUSE OF PRESIDENCY TAKES EVERY GAMBIAN BIG FOOL
Unveiling thick layers of
Sulayman Jeng @ September 1, 2015
GUINEA BISSAU TOP OFFICIALS IN BANJUL FOR PEACE NEGOTIATION
Top senior officials from Guinea Bissau government are currently in Banjul for peace negotiations talk that would ensure lasting solution in Guinea Bissau political turbulence, official informed Kibaaro News. The five-man delegation arrived in Banjul on Wednesday evening following an invitation from the Gambian leader. They are scheduled to meet the Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to discuss the crisis in Guinea Bissau.
The Bissau crisis evolved after the falling apart of the President and his former prime minister, Domingos Simon Preira, who was sacked a few days ago. Political analysts said President Jammeh has excellent relations with President Mario Vaz,
Sulayman Jeng @ August 29, 2015
GAMBIA ELECTORAL COMMISSION DEMARCATES FIVE NEW CONSTITUENCIES FOR 2016 POLL
The Gambia Independent Electoral Commission has created five more constituencies in the Greater Banjul region of Kanifing Municipal Council making the total number of constituencies totalling fifty-three for the entire nation.
“The IEC undertook this assignment of re-demarcation with a lot of cautious commitment,” said the IEC chairman, Alhagie Mustapha L. Carayol, during an opening of a two-day workshop on the electoral reforms and the re-demarcation of electoral boundaries held yesterday at the NANA conference hall.
“The areas re-demarcated are: Kombo North, Kombo Central, Serre
Sulayman Jeng @ August 29, 2015
FORMER IEC OFFICIAL EMPTIES JAMMEH’S DIRTY VOTER REGISTRATION
Former supervisor with the Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission, explained how he was forced to illegally register ineligible voters 2011 voter registration and later illegally detained incommunicado for more than 72 hours on suspicion of disclosing the same to the press.
Mr. Mousa Lamin Sawanneh claimed he was supervisor of registration in the 2011 voter registration process conducted by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). He said he and his team were all rounded up after exercising their duty as enshrined in the constitution and the codes of registration and guidelines.
Narrating how they were arrested and
Bamba Mass @ August 28, 2015