GAMBIA: PRESIDENT BARROW RETURNED HOME FROM SENEGAL – MET A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME
President Adama Barrow returned to the Gambia from Senegal yesterday evening the 26th of January 2017 and met a tumultuous welcome in the streets of the Gambia. Mr. Barrow was hosted in Dakar by the president of Senegal following an agreement with the regional body ECOWAS that played a pivotal role in the mediation efforts in resolving the political impasse that engulfed the smallest country in mainland Africa. Following the December presidential elections in which Mr. Adama Barrow the opposition coalition candidate won, the incumbent president Yahya Jammeh accepted the election results only
Landing Nyassi @ January 27, 2017
A SOLDIER IN FEAR – MY ENCOUTER
By Saikou Jammeh
It was, after all, going to be an easy ride to State House. Anyone who doubted this did not see what Yaya Jammeh saw. Senegal-led Ecowas troops arrived at the gates of the palaces after taking command of key military barracks and security installations across the country. The troops started entering the Gambia from multiple border points, combing the streets with armoured vehicles.
The head of the presidential guard, Ansumana Tamba, was nowhere to be found, but his men put up a barricade in what appeared to be a standoff that
Landing Nyassi @ January 25, 2017
FROM EXILE WITH LOVE
By Baba Galleh Jallow
As I watched Yahya Jammeh get off of Gambian soil and step into the plane that carried him into exile, I felt heaviness in my chest and tears pouring uncontrollably down my face. No, they were not tears of joy at the fact that the tyrant who forced me and many other innocent Gambians into exile was himself now being forced into exile. Indeed, I cannot pretend to know why the tears poured out of my eyes and kept doing so
Landing Nyassi @ January 22, 2017
WELCOME TO MY WORLD YAYA JAMMEH
14 years ago, I left my country as one of the youngest commanding officers of the Gambia Police Force to seek protection in the United Kingdom owing to political duress of your autocratic reign. What was my crime? I was branded ‘stubborn and living ahead of my time’. Perhaps, I was but the truth is I refused to join the club of the status quo for which I paid with 14 years of nightmarish agony and heart-breaking nostalgia. My learned and seasoned brother- E. G. Sankareh, Raleigh, NC, USA-observed: “The greatest of all ironies for me and the most
Sulayman Jeng @ January 22, 2017
THANK YOU YAYA JAMMEH
It has been a long, emotional, painful, outrageous, repressive and regrettable 22 years of despotic rule. You killed, banished, incarcerated, maimed and exiled many Gambians with disdainful impunity. Your last two weeks in office, which resonated infinite period, is most gruesome of all your omissions in office. It witnessed mass exodus of helpless Gambians across into Senegalese border, a bloodcurdling state of fear and uncertainty, uncultured abuse of constitutional dictates, traumatic psychological and mental torture, state of helplessness and immeasurable frustration. Despite all your evil intents for us, you have only succeeded in making us strong, united and
Sulayman Jeng @ January 21, 2017
GAMBIA: MONICA NJIE KIBAARO’S HOST OF EVERY WOMAN SHOW RELEASED FROM DETENTION
Kibaaro news can without an iota of doubt report that Monica Njie who was arrested by the Gambia’s spy agency has been released and is united with family and loved ones. Monica is Kibaaro’s Finance Manager and host of the Every Woman show was arrested at the ferry terminal in Banjul for taking photos and detained for over 48hrs before being released without any charges or whatsoever. Kibaaro was able to speak to her on the phone after her release and she confirmed to us that it was indeed the NIA that arrested her at the ferry terminal in Banjul for merely taking photos.
Landing Nyassi @ January 20, 2017
GAMBIA: INAUGURAL SPEECH OF ADAMA BARROW PRESIDENT OF THE 3RD REPUBLIC
Fellow Gambians and friends of The Gambia, I am humbled to stand before you to address the whole world on this historic occasion. This is a day no Gambian will ever forget in one’s life time. This is the first time since The Gambia became Independent in 1965 that Gambians have change their government through the ballot box.
I must take this opportunity to thank the entire electorate of the Gambia and Gambians in the Diaspora for making this day possible.
I thank the entire campaign team of Coalition 2016 and the stakeholders for putting aside their political
Landing Nyassi @ January 20, 2017