Archive for July, 2015

Pressure Mounting On President Jammeh To Step Down

Pressure Mounting On President Jammeh To Step Down

Barely a week after Gambian authorities granted amnesty to 200 prisoners, pressure is mounting on President Yahya Jammeh to step down. Pro-democracy groups and politicians seem to have more firepower in their battle against the current regime, and are stepping up calls for the Gambian[Read More…]

by July 30, 2015 3 comments Politics
Amadou Sanneh Loses Appeal; UDP Youth Militant Arrested In Court

Amadou Sanneh Loses Appeal; UDP Youth Militant Arrested In Court

News just tick in confirming that the convicted National Treasurer of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has lost his appeal against his conviction on sedition at the Appeal Court in Banjul. Justices Edrissa M’bai and Na-Ceesay who presided over the case have not found[Read More…]

by July 30, 2015 11 comments News
PDOIS’ Views On Prisoner Release

PDOIS’ Views On Prisoner Release

ENLARGING CIVIL LIBERTIES THROUGH PRISONER RELEASE SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY ENLARGEMENT OF POLITICAL RIGHTS THROUGH ELECTORAL REFORM When the PDOIS leadership issued a clarion call for a mass release of detainees before the APRC commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the coup, we were simply[Read More…]

by July 30, 2015 32 comments Politics
Pardon Prisoners: Stay Out Of Politics To Avoid Arrest

Pardon Prisoners: Stay Out Of Politics To Avoid Arrest

By Sarjo Bayang  From the lips of Interior Minister Ousman Sonko all pardoned prisoners are under close watch and liable to arrest. Recently pardoned prisoners by presidential prerogative of mercy could no longer smile with hope of absolute relief. They are subject to arrest any[Read More…]

by July 30, 2015 1 comment Politics
Opportunity Or Peril, Gambia At A Crossroad

Opportunity Or Peril, Gambia At A Crossroad

By Karamba Touray The legal, active and registered opposition political parties in the Gambia individually and in the aggregate have reached a fork on the road and they must make a historic and consequential decision that will result in either an opportunity for the Gambian[Read More…]

by July 30, 2015 10 comments Society
Solidarity March: Panic Grips Civil Service

Solidarity March: Panic Grips Civil Service

Panic and anxiety is gripping the Gambia’s Civil Service, with civil servants waiting to be punished. Everything was going normal at the Civil Service until Wednesday afternoon when a letter from the State House was received by all the government departments and their line ministries[Read More…]

by July 30, 2015 4 comments News