Archive for January, 2015

Sierra Leone Must Release Ebola Riot Detainees

Sierra Leone Must Release Ebola Riot Detainees

Sierra Leone must immediately release, or facilitate facilitate a review by a judicial authority, 8 people detained for over three months without charge following a riot related to the Ebola outbreak, Amnesty International said today. Two women and six men are detained in the capital’s maximum security[Read More…]

by January 31, 2015 0 comments Politics
Nyerere: “Without Unity, There Is No Future For Africa”

Nyerere: “Without Unity, There Is No Future For Africa”

“My generation led Africa to political freedom. The current generation of leaders and peoples of Africa must pick up the flickering torch of African freedom, refuel it with their enthusiasm and determination, and carry it forward,” said Tanzania’s first president, Julius Nyerere, one of the[Read More…]

by January 31, 2015 2 comments News
US Charges Barrow Over Gambia Coup

US Charges Barrow Over Gambia Coup

By Amy Forliti Associated Press A Tennessee man was charged Friday in last month’s failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia. Alagie Barrow, 41, of Lavergne, Tennessee, is the third American of Gambian descent to be charged in U.S.[Read More…]

by January 31, 2015 8 comments News
Jonathan Stoned For Not Crushing Boko Haram

Jonathan Stoned For Not Crushing Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy was on Thursday stoned in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, a Yola-based source told SaharaReporters. Jonathan was in the state in continuation of his presidential campaign that is widely being resisted following his 2011 promise that he will be a one-term president.[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments News
Of Gambia’s Down To Earth Politicians

Of Gambia’s Down To Earth Politicians

Gambian opposition politicians are said to be very easy going, down to earth and kind. To the extent the socialist party of PDOIS have leaders – Sidia Jatta and Halifa Sallah – who wear what locals referred to as ‘asobi‘ or same colour dress. The[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 6 comments Editorial
Jammeh Is Addicted To Social Media

Jammeh Is Addicted To Social Media

President Yahya Jammeh’s close associates have blamed him for not being honest when he had publicly denied having any social media account, let alone browse it. “President Jammeh needs to apologise for being dishonest to Gambians,” a close source told Kairo News. “HE knew he[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments News, Society