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“Freedom Newspaper Was The First TRRC”

“Freedom Newspaper Was The First TRRC”

By Abdoulie John The Gambia’s investigative journalist and publisher of The Monitor newspaper, Baboucarr Ceesay, has described the North Carolina-based news site www.freedomnewspaper.com as “the first truth commission,” saying it laid the groundwork for the transitional justice process. “Freedomnewspaper.com revealed things that were later confirmed[Read More…]

by November 30, 2021 0 comments Editorial
The Gambia: Truth Commission Calls for Prosecution of Ex-officials

The Gambia: Truth Commission Calls for Prosecution of Ex-officials

Government should initiate procedures to investigate Yahya Jammeh and associates The Gambian truth commission’s call for the prosecution of former officials who committed the worst human rights abuses during the 1994-2017 rule of former president Yahya Jammeh should be followed by a process of criminal accountability, 11 Gambian and international groups said today. On November 25, 2021, the Gambia[Read More…]

by November 29, 2021 0 comments News
TRRC Report Must Lead To Justice

TRRC Report Must Lead To Justice

As the Gambian Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) today submits its final report to President Adama Barrow, Amnesty International’s West Africa Researcher Michèle Eken said: “The Commission’s report must give way to an unequivocal commitment from the Gambian authorities that justice and reparations will[Read More…]

by November 27, 2021 0 comments Politics
Why GDC Should Be Given A Chance

Why GDC Should Be Given A Chance

Written by Abdoulie John As presidential aspirants have started criss-crossing the country to increase the turnout of their supporters on Election Day, Lawyer Assan Martin is urging Gambians to vote for the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) flagbearer, Mamma Kandeh.  In an interview with this medium,[Read More…]

by November 22, 2021 0 comments Politics
Remember, Immunization Saves Lives

Remember, Immunization Saves Lives

Written by Abdoulie John The First Lady, Fatoumata Bah-Barrow, has reminded Gambians of the importance of the vaccine rollout as she officially launched on Friday the oral polio vaccination campaign. “Vaccinating children with the oral polio vaccine has been proven as a globally safe and[Read More…]

by November 22, 2021 0 comments News
Gambia Secures Additional Funds to Improve Health Care

Gambia Secures Additional Funds to Improve Health Care

NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON, November 19, 2021—Today, the World Bank Board approved $50 million additional financing in the form of grants from the International Development Association (IDA)* to improve the quality and utilization of essential health services in The Gambia. In addition to expanding the provision[Read More…]

by November 22, 2021 0 comments News