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ECOWAS Court Shames Gambia

ECOWAS Court Shames Gambia

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s ruling by a West African regional court, which found that the Gambian government failed to conduct a meaningful investigation into the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara. The ruling is the first ECOWAS case relating to the murder of[Read More…]

by June 11, 2014 0 comments News
Gambian Minister Bribed For Prisoner Release

Gambian Minister Bribed For Prisoner Release

The Gambia’s Interior Minister, Ousman Sonko, has been incriminated in a bribery scandal involving the release of a Senegalese inmate at Mile II Central Prisons in 2012. The granting of amnesty to Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh, former Minister of Information and Tamsir Jasseh, the former[Read More…]

by June 10, 2014 0 comments Politics
Drums Can Speak: Jaliba’s Legendary Drummer Explains

Drums Can Speak: Jaliba’s Legendary Drummer Explains

Kairo Radio is filled with rich cultural performances all day today. We are featuring the legendary drummer for Jaliba Kuyateh with his own drumming variations from the Manden repertoire. Omar Camara alias ‘General’ is from a family of drummers, and he carried the profession with[Read More…]

by June 10, 2014 1 comment Culture, Society

What Said The Arrogant Ruler

By Baba G. Jallow   I’m very lucky Said the arrogant ruler And ground his teeth You are very lucky Said the sycophants And they all went on to fantasize Just lucky he was The arrogant ruler   We ask for it We get it[Read More…]

by June 9, 2014 0 comments News
King Jaliba’s Coronation In Pictures

King Jaliba’s Coronation In Pictures

 

by June 8, 2014 2 comments News
Breaking News: Jaliba Crowned King

Breaking News: Jaliba Crowned King

Being crowned the King of Kora is a realisation of the Gambian music maestro’s dream. At exactly 2:30 AM London time, the joyous Jaliba Kuyateh was crowned the King of Manding’s 21-string mystical instrument in the city of Bristol, United Kingdom. It was more than[Read More…]

by June 8, 2014 19 comments News