Archive for June, 2016

22 Opposition Protesters Secure Bail

22 Opposition Protesters Secure Bail

Some news just emerge that at least 22 remanded peaceful protesters have been granted bail. It wasn’t immediately clear whether any condition was attached to the bail of May 9th protesters. They are currently at the Police Headquarters in Banjul waiting for family members to[Read More…]

by June 30, 2016 2 comments News
How Sir Jeng Spins Solo’s Murder Story

How Sir Jeng Spins Solo’s Murder Story

Saihou Omar Jeng, alias Sir Jeng, is the current Director of Operations of the National Intelligence Agency. He is a Kaur native who supervised the brutal torture of peaceful opposition protesters, resulting to the murder of Ebrima Solo Sandeng on April 15th. Even vulnerable married[Read More…]

by June 30, 2016 2 comments Editorial
Why We Need Reverend Jackson

Why We Need Reverend Jackson

Gambian Muslim cleric explains why he remains grateful to Reverend Jesse Jackson. Momodou Ceesay, the Chief Resident Imam of Detroit Islamic Center, says Reverend Jackson’s beliefs in the value of human life and dignity have pushed him to travel far and wide to rescue people[Read More…]

by June 29, 2016 2 comments Society
Imagined Nations

Imagined Nations

Baba Galleh Jallow African governments are fond of violently pouncing upon peaceful protesters and those who express dissenting opinion, sending them to jail and, in some cases, clobbering them to death, as happened with Solo Sandeng. Those who survive violent arrest and or torture are slapped[Read More…]

by June 29, 2016 30 comments Politics
UK Politics Of Remain Or Not To Remain

UK Politics Of Remain Or Not To Remain

By Dr Alhagi Manta Drammeh, Associate Professor of Islamic Philosophy & Theology and Head of Interfaith Islamic Cultural Centre London The Brexit verdict is indeed a momentous and unexceptional historic occasion in the British contemporary politics. It has to be looked within the historical context[Read More…]

by June 29, 2016 3 comments Society
Torture of Journalists: The Painful Story of Gambia’s Musa Saidykhan

Torture of Journalists: The Painful Story of Gambia’s Musa Saidykhan

The absolute and non-derogable prohibition against torture is routinely disregarded by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s regime, which has subjected countless Gambians to torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishment and treatment for over twenty years. In light of this widespread practice and in connection with[Read More…]

by June 27, 2016 13 comments Politics