Barrow Administration must condemn police brutality

Team Gom Sa Borpa; a youth Movement dedicated to raising awareness and participation among young people through Art and arousing their interest in the development of The Gambia says Police bullying, brutality and abuse have once again reared its ugly head in The Gambia and president Adama Barrow and his administration must condemn it. The movement also said the new government must uphold the promises it made to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, saying some weeks ago, youth… The Point Newspaper

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KAIRO NEWS – Gambia Scores Big In Latest World Bank, Freedom House, Others, Ranking

The government of The Gambia has been favorably rated in almost all aspects of political and economic governance in studies supported by fourteen renowned global political and financial institutions, including the IMF, World Bank, and Freedom House. The scorecard shows that The Gambia, under the leadership of President Adama Barrow, is deemed to be strongly adhering to the principles of good governance, promotion of democratic rights and economic freedom, and investing in the social welfare and wellbeing of the Gambia people. The Gambia was rated 65% and above in more…

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Gambia: Women stage solidarity march for Mai Fatty

Hundreds of women on Sunday evening took to the streets of Serekunda to “show solidarity” and “celebrate the contribution of Mai Fatty in The Gambia’s change” bearing placards reading, “We Stand With Mai Fatty!”The marchers, who included members of the women’s wing of Fatty’s Gambia Moral Congress, said they were displeased with President Barrow’s treatment of the former Interior minister. GMC deputy women mobiliser, Assiatou Jallow, told reporters that they staged the walk-by to remind the government that Mai Fatty has the backing of Gambian women. “The essence of the…

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Gambia: Will French diplomat accused of sex with a minor avoid prosecution?

After a five-month investigation into the reported beach sex involving a French man and a minor, the Interior Minister has confirmed to The Standard that the case file has been sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for “advice and necessary actions” in consideration of the diplomatic status of the accused at the time. Minister Ebrima Mballow told this paper on Wednesday that “because of the bilateral relations between France and The Gambia, it is very crucial for the case to be sent to MoFA for professional advice”. The accused…

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Gambia: School-going teenage pregnancies hit Janjangbureh

Police PRO, ASP Lamin Njie, yesterday confirmed to The Standard that Janjangbureh is experiencing an unprecedented spate of school-going teenage pregnancies.He said within a period of five weeks in August and September, five cases of pregnancies in teenage schoolgirls were reported within the small rural island town. ASP Njie said the first case was reported on 31 August when one Ebrima Njie, 26, was accused of impregnating a 17-year-old girl. He explained: “It was reported that the victim and the accused person were said to be dating during which time…

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Gambia asks Zambia for judges

The Gambia has requested the Zambian government for support in its judicial reforms by seconding judges to their judiciary.Gambian Foreign minister, Dr Mamadou Tangara, made the request during a bilateral meeting with his Zambian counterpart, Joseph Malanji. The Gambian minister said that the recommendation for Zambian judges was made by Gambian chief justice Hassan Jallow who acclaimed Zambia’s calibre of judges.The minister said his government would formally write to the Zambia government on its request for judges and the need for enhanced development cooperation between the two countries.He said The…

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GAMBIA: MAN STABBED TO DEATH IN SERAHULE CASTE CLASH

Police spokesperson ASP Lamin Njie yesterday confirmed to The Standard that a 19-year-old has been killed during violent clashes on caste differences involving two Serahule clans in Garawol Village, Kantora District in Upper River Region.The deceased identified as Haji Yamu, was stabbed to death during a fight that broke out on Wednesday at a funeral event.Three people are currently under police custody in connection with the killing of the teenager with the principal suspect, one Bilal Conteh, 21, still at large.According to PRO Njie, the confrontation was triggered by an…

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Gambia: GDC NAM Alhagie Sowe Urges IEC Chairman to resign

GDC NAM Alhagie Sowe Urges IEC Chairman to resign The GDC National Assembly Member for Jimara Hon. Alhagie Sowe has called on the IEC chairman Alieu Momar Njie to resign as he is getting too old to perform his duties properly. Hon. Sowe who is a member of the National Assembly Select Committee on IEC made this call recently when the IEC Chairman Alieu Momar Njie was called to the National Assembly to present his institution’s report. Hon. Sowe said it is due to old age that Mr. Njie always…

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DR Congo police kill two students protesters

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead two students during protests in the capital, Kinshasa. On Monday students at Kinshasa University held a demonstration calling for classes to resume as lecturers were on strike over pay. It turned violent and one student was shot by the police. When students learnt on Thursday the student had died, they started rioting on the campus. The Congolese police confirmed that a second student was then shot dead. A spokesman said 12 police officers were injured and buildings as well as…

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GAMBIA: BREAKING NEWS: MOMODOU CAMARA FINALLY RECEIVES HIS TERMINATION LETTER; AS PRESIDENT BARROW ORDERS BOARD THROUGH HIS FINANCE MINISTER TO FIRE CAMARA!

The Board of Directors at the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation have finally executed a Presidential directive to fire Momodou Camara, the Staff Rep of the Corporation, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. In a letter dated November 15th 2018, Mr. Camara was informed that his services with the SSHFC has been terminated with immediate effect. The Board’s Acting Secretary Paul L.K. Correa said the decision to terminate Camara’s services was based on a directive from President Adama Barrow for Camara’s employment with the Corporation to be terminated. “The Board…

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