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Angolan Journalist’s 24 Charges Dropped

Angolan Journalist’s 24 Charges Dropped

Press freedom rights group hailed Angola’s provincial court for dropping all 24 criminal libel charges Rafael Marques. The investigative journalist and activist risked being jailed for 14 years, Rapporteur Sans Frontieres said. He was sued by seven army generals and a group of private companies[Read More…]

by May 25, 2015 0 comments Politics
Burundi Opposition Figure Shot Dead

Burundi Opposition Figure Shot Dead

Opposition officials confirm death of Union for Peace of Development party leader in capital Bujumbura. Zedi Feruzi, a leader of an opposition party, has been shot dead alongside his bodyguard in Bujumbura, a leading opposition figure has confirmed to Al Jazeera. Feruzi, whose bloodied body[Read More…]

by May 23, 2015 0 comments Africa, News
For The Gambia Our Homeland!

For The Gambia Our Homeland!

By Lamin Saddam Sanyang, The Netherlands For The Gambia Our Homeland is the national anthem of The Gambia, written by Virginia Julia Howe and composed by Jeremy Frederic Howe (based on the traditional Mandinka song Foday Kaba Dumbuya). It was adopted after an international competition[Read More…]

by May 23, 2015 0 comments Politics
IMF: Fixing Exchange Rates Will Make Matters Worse For Economy

IMF: Fixing Exchange Rates Will Make Matters Worse For Economy

The Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund has said that The Gambia government’s decision to fix the exchange rate of the country’s depreciating currency, the dalasi, against major currencies of the world will make matters worse for the economy. Gaston Mpatswe, who was yesterday[Read More…]

by May 22, 2015 0 comments Diaspora, News
Gambia’s Offer Baffles Stranded Migrants

Gambia’s Offer Baffles Stranded Migrants

Boat people who have come ashore in Southeast Asia after harrowing journeys are delighted that Indonesia and Malaysia will give them temporary shelter — although some were baffled by an offer of sanctuary in a tiny African nation they had never heard of. Nearly 3,000[Read More…]

by May 22, 2015 0 comments News
Never Allow Jammeh To Incite Tribalism

Never Allow Jammeh To Incite Tribalism

By Baba Jobe While individual world leaders are working hard for greater inclusive societies, it’s unfortunate Yahya Jammeh is preoccupied with his ‘divide and rule’ sickness. News emanating from the media has reported that Jammeh has launched an attack on the Mandinka tribe. Like many,[Read More…]

by May 22, 2015 0 comments Society