Archive for July, 2015

General Tamba Appeals For Other Prisoners, Peace

General Tamba Appeals For Other Prisoners, Peace

“What I will like to appeal here is, to appeal to the President that the gesture that he has demonstrated was highly welcomed by all inmates those affected and those not affected, highly welcomed by our families, loved ones, well-wishers both within and beyond the[Read More…]

by July 29, 2015 3 comments News
President Obama Goes To Kenya

President Obama Goes To Kenya

A Champion For Africa We, at The Africa Society, wish to congratulate President Obama on his historic and successful visit to Kenya, and are following him during his travel in Ethiopia. This marks his fourth visit to the continent of Africa, and the first visit[Read More…]

by July 29, 2015 0 comments Politics
US Applauds Gambia Amnesty With But

US Applauds Gambia Amnesty With But

Press Statement John Kirby Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 28, 2015 The United States notes President Jammeh’s decision to pardon and release at least 200 prisoners and welcomes, in particular, his decision to release, after a lengthy period of detention without charge, family members of[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 0 comments News
Gaddafi’s Son Sentenced To Death

Gaddafi’s Son Sentenced To Death

A court in Libya has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of deposed leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution. More than 30 close associates of Col Gaddafi were tried for suppressing peaceful protests during the[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 4 comments Society
Obama Warns African Union Leaders

Obama Warns African Union Leaders

US President Barack Obama has warned that Africa will not advance if its leaders refuse to step down when their terms end. He also called for an end to the “cancer of corruption”, saying it took money away from development . Mr Obama made the[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 3 comments Politics
Prison Chief Cheers Prisoner Release

Prison Chief Cheers Prisoner Release

The Gambia’s Director of Prisons has cheered President Yahya Jammeh’s prisoner release, saying it would reduce the government’s 1.5 million dalasi monthly allocated budget for Mile 2 Central Prisons. David Colley described the 21st July 22 celebration during which President Jammeh announced granting amnesty to[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 1 comment News