‘Gambia yet to harness human, natural resource potentials’ Ousman Sillah

By Nelson Manneh On his 12th day of touring seven European countries, Ousman Sillah, the National Assembly Member (NAM) for Banjul North, told a gathering of Gambian and Belgian nationals in the city of Antwerp, that the Gambia is not a poor country; but rather her human and natural resource potentials, are yet to be harnessed by any Government, to address the development needs of the population. The Banjul North parliamentarian made these among other remarks on Sunday, November 11th 2018, while addressing Gambians and friends of the Gambia including…

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Man Gets 14 Years in Prison for Chopping off Wife’s Hands

A Russian man, who chopped off both of his wife’s hands with an axe after accusing her of infidelity, was sentenced on Thursday to fourteen years in prison following a huge outcry in Russia. Last December, after dropping off their two children at daycare, Dmitry Grachyov took his wife Margarita to a forest outside Moscow where he tied tourniquets around her arms and chopped off her hands with an axe. Before hacking off her limbs he cut off her fingers. After that he drove the bleeding woman to a hospital,…

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What Is Going To Be The Findings Of The Truth, Reconciliation And Reparation Commission?

QUESTION OF THE DAY The Commission is yet to start its hearing. Investigation appears to be going on. However victims have taken the public space at the victims’ center and other places to explain their ordeal. This confirms that the Commission should hasten its preparation so that the victims would be able to air out their grievances. Otherwise the evidence that should be presented before them may already be circulated by the press without their recommendation. Foroyaa will follow the testimonies whenever the Commission sits to hear the plight of…

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Liverpool ‘ready to table club-record £85m bid for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele in January’

Source MailOnline-Liverpool are preparing to table a club-record £85million offer for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele in January. The Frenchman is something of a misfit at the Nou Camp and has struggled to win over his detractors since his £96m switch — which could rise to £135m — from Borussia Dortmund last summer. And, according to reports , Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is ready to swoop for the 21-year-old this winter. Klopp believes that recruiting the winger will boost his side’s chances of claiming that elusive Premier League title in the second half of the season. The Reds already boast an…

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Detained Soldiers to Face Prosecution Upon Appointment of a Judge

By Mustapha Jallow Two members of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) who are currently held at various military detention centres, would soon be brought to trial after the appointment of a judge advocate, according to the GAF Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Omar B. Bojang. In answer to a question on the detention of soldiers yesterday, the Spokesperson told Foroyaa that Sulayman F. Badjie, Warrant Officer Class 1 (WOC1) and Lance Corporal Lamin Kujabi, were accused of mutiny and sedition. “We are just waiting for the appointment of a judge from the…

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The Art Of Managing A Crisis

The change of government came along with a change of attitude towards government. The expectation of most is that a good government would always mediate to ensure that there is industrial and social peace. In the past, few would engage in demonstrations or sit-down strike. Now sit-down strikes and demonstrations are becoming more frequent. Some claim that the frequency of these activities is a manifestation of the tendency of a weak government. However if the government takes strong measures it will be seen as a tyrannical government. Hence the government…

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SOCIAL SECURITY: Staff Say Barrow Yet to Reply Their Strike Letter

By Lamin Njie Staff of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation have said that President Adama Barrow is yet to reply to a strike action letter they wrote to him. Social Security Staff on Tuesday wrote a letter to President Barrow where they kicked against his decision to sack a senior staff of the corporation. The staff are also demanding the reversal of the removal of Momodou Camara in their letter. Social Security has hit by a fresh crisis after staff there vowed not to do any work in protest…

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Ousman Sonko’s Swiss Imprisonment Extended

Swiss authorities have extended the detention of Ousman Sonko amid an investigation into accusations he committed crimes against humanity while serving in former president Yahya Jammeh’s government. The former interior minister will remain in prison after a Swiss federal judge rejected his provisional release pleads, a Senego report on Thursday says. The judge ruled that the decision to prolong Mr Sonko’s detention was in relation to new evidence that has emerged. Swiss investigators are seeking to interview complainants in The Gambia and Germany, as well as Mr Sonko’s wife who…

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Tribal Violence Leaves One Dead in Garawol

By Lamin Njie At least one person has been killed in Garawol as clashes broke out between two Serahule groups at a funeral, residents have said. Tensions have been high in the Upper River Region town in recent months between rival Serahule groups. The groups have been fighting over status, as the country’s fifth largest tribe remains divided by class. Wednesday’s violence broke out between the Horehs (Nobles) and Komehs (Slaves/Servants) as the two groups attended the funeral of a ‘respected’ man. One resident told The Fatu Network on Thursday…

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On the Emerging New Senegal: Letter to Macky Sall

Dear Macky, It has been quite a while,since I last wrote to you. my debut in the 6-year correspondence series was published on the advent of your tenure as head of the great Republic of Senegal, in the April, 5 2012 issue of the The Standard newspaper. Your emergence of leader of Senegal really got the better of my muse and please allow me sir to reproduce one of the few poems I did as part of this series. Perhaps the verses could serve as some form of barometer on…

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