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Tuesday, 08-04-15, 14:45Trial of Former PS Petroleum Commences[The Point] The trial commenced yesterday of the former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Petroleum, Muntaga Sallah, at the Banjul Magistrates' Court before principal magistrate M.S. Jallow. read more...
Tuesday, 08-04-15, 10:25MD of Taranga FM in Detention for Over a Fortnight[Foroyaa] According to family sources, Mr Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay, the managing director of Taranga FM has been held at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) headquarters for more than a fortnight now. This is in contravention of the Constitution of The Gambia which forbids the detention of any person for more than 72 hours without being brought before a court. read more...
Monday, 08-03-15, 14:28Rapper Flees After Song Decries Rights Abuses[MFWA] Ali Cham, a Gambian rapper popularly known as Killa Ace, has fled the country after he and his family received death threats via phone from the dreaded National Intelligence Agency (NIA). read more...
Monday, 08-03-15, 12:05Prison Director General Expresses Delight in the Amnesty[Foroyaa] The Director General of Prisons, Mr. David Colley, has expressed delight in the release of more than 200 prisoners from prison after the grant of pardon by the president. He disclosed that this would relieve the prison from congestion. read more...
Monday, 08-03-15, 12:01Court Acquits Two Men Charged With Homosexuality[Foroyaa] Justice Simeon Ateh Abi of the Banjul High Court, in granting the defence's request of "no case to answer " in the multiple counts of 'Homosexual Acts' involving Momar Sowe and Alieu Sarr, acquitted and discharged the duo yesterday, Thursday, 30th July, 2015. read more...
Friday, 07-31-15, 16:35Gambia Is Still Ebola Free[Daily Observer] The director of health promotion and education under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Wednesday disclosed that The Gambia is still an Ebola free country. read more...
Friday, 07-31-15, 16:35More Developments[Daily Observer] To many people, when development is mentioned what comes to mind are roads, water supply, power grids, sewers, telecommunications, schools, hospitals etc. These aforementioned features of infrastructural development, anywhere, are regarded as basic necessities for continuous survival of any society. This is to say, infrastructure refers to the basic physical and organisational structures needed for the operation of a society. read more...
Friday, 07-31-15, 11:19Letter From the Graves - Murdered Gambians Write to President Jammeh[Fahamu] July 22, 2015 is President Yahya Jammeh's twenty-first anniversary in power. To mark this day, the numerous Gambians murdered under the Jammeh regime are crying out for justice in a joint letter to West Africa's King of Impunity. These victims, who are tired of waiting for justice, have expressed their suffering in the absence of accountability for The Gambia's violations of human rights, including freedom of expression and press freedom. read more...
Friday, 07-31-15, 9:44Why Gambia Is Not Ideal to Host Africa's Human Rights Watchdog[The Conversation Africa] When one thinks of human rights in Africa, The Gambia might spring to mind as an example of a country with a domestic record of grave violations. It is therefore rather surprising that the African Commission on Human and People's Rights continues to be located in the country's capital Banjul. read more...
Thursday, 07-30-15, 6:08Former Gambia Forward Cherno Samba Retires, Pursues Coaching Badges[CAF] Former Gambia international forward Cherno Samba has announce his retirement from football to pursue his coaching badges in England. read more...

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