History corner: Compiled and analyzed by Bamba Mass (Human Rights Activist UK) Who was Nkrumah? Kwame Nkrumah 1909-1972, a son of a goldsmith, was educated at mission schools in the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and became a teacher. He was exceptionally intelligent, a clout that awarded him a scholarship toContinue Reading

The government of Gambia is hellbent on violating  both national and international laws on detention without trial, and therefore continues to hold detainees for more than more than 72 hours, a flagrant violation of the West African country’s constitution. The Gambian constitution states that a person shall be informed at his orContinue Reading

Madam Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Honourable Members of the Commission, Distinguished Representatives of States Parties, Dear Colleagues Human Rights Defenders, Ladies and Gentlemen, all protocols observed. It is an honour for ARTICLE 19 to address you during this 51st Ordinary Session of the AfricanContinue Reading

[2:52:35 PM]By Yaya Dampha: NIA cages top military brass Two top military officials have reportedly been caged by the Gambia’s feared National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in Banjul.  No official reasons have been explained for the arrest of Logistics Officer, Captain  Buba Bojang and his deputy Sergeant Essa Jallow. The menContinue Reading

The leader of Gambia Moral Congress (GMC) has warned the Gambia government to give press freedom a chance, insisting it was about time Gambian journalists do their work in a climate devoid of fear, intimidation or hassle. “It is unacceptable that the Press should be singled out for horrendous treatment,”Continue Reading

By Pa Modou Bojang Bakary Bojang, known as ‘B Force’, having recently completed a degree course in Music Production and Commercial Music at Westminster University in London, is returning to The Gambia with the dedication and passion focused on the improvement of the Gambian music industry. Over the years, heContinue Reading

The Gambia’s Interior Minister, Lamin Kaba Bajo, has become the latest to be victimized by President Yahya Jammeh’s electric broom. Bajo, a longtime ally Jammeh and political asset, was fired from his post, with the government failing to provide tangible reasons. He was succeeded by Ousman Sonko who had formerlyContinue Reading