I Ran for President in Cameroon. Here is What I Learnt

LONDON, United Kingdom, November 14, 2018/ — By Akere T. Muna On 6 November, Paul Biya was inaugurated for the seventh time. The 85-year-old has already been in power for the last 36 years and will now serve another seven-year term. President Biya won disputed elections on 7 October amidst rising unrest in Cameroon. The country is divided into the Francophone area – which makes up four-fifths of territory – and the smaller Anglophone area. In the last two years, the latter region has been in a situation just short…

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Victims of Nov 11 massacre break silence

Victims of 11th November 1994 massacre in The Gambia have raised concern that perpetrators that were allegedly responsible of massacring some gallant soldiers are working in the new government. At a press briefing held at the Victims’ Centre on Wednesday, Abdoulie Darboe, a survivor, said he is worried that some of these alleged perpetrators that massacred lot of soldiers in Fajara Barracks are still serving the present government. He recalled that the then government claimed that those… The Point Newspaper

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Gambia: UDP, Brufut’s Kutubo Manneh dies

Kuto Manneh, a prominent Gambian microbiologist and senior member of the United Democratic Party died yesterday, aged 59. A native of Brufut, Kutubo was an ace student at the then Gambia High School from where he continued to pursue further studies at the University of Glasgow. He served as head microbiology at the Royal Victoria Hospital and tutored a generation of Gambians on the subject.Mr Manneh also worked at a hospital in Saudi Arabia where he made name for himself as a much sought after consultant. In January 2001, he…

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Gambia: SSHFC staff begin another sit-down strike

Staffers at the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation have embarked on another sit-down strike with effect from yesterday, a letter addressed to President Barrow and shared with The Standard has confirmed.The staffers said they will not work until such a time that President Adama Barrow meets their demands.“We are hereby expressing our total unwillingness to work under Muhamadou Manjang as we lost total trust and confidence in him as our leader and in this vein, we as staff are hereby commencing our sit-down strike as of today the 14th…

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GAMBIA: NOV. 11 MASSACRE SURVIVORS URGE GOV’T TO ARREST ACCUSED MILITARY OFFICERS

Survivors of the 11 November 1994 reported massacre of Gambian soldiers at the Fajara and Yundum barracks, have called on the Barrow government to immediately order for the arrest of the accused military officers still serving in Gambia Armed Forces and other security services. While the AFPRC junta led by Yahya Jammeh claimed the soldiers were killed in an operation to thwart a coup attempt, the “plotters” who survived, said no coup was in the offing and that it was well-planned scheme to liquidate soldiers the junta perceived as threats.…

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GAMBIA: BREAKING NEWS: MAI FATTY TO BOUNCE BACK SOON IN BARROW’S GOV’T!

Preparations are in high gears for the fired Interior Minister Mai Fatty to be recycled into the system, but this time under a different official capacity, this medium has gathered. Fatty, widely known as “Ding-Ding Manso” will soon bounce back. The Barrow State House is working on the modalities for Fatty’s comeback. Mai Fatty served as Gambia’s Interior Minister, following the change of government in December of 2016. He was later fired for unexplained reasons. Reports have it that Mr. Barrow wants to mend fences with Fatty by bringing him…

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Gambia: BREAKING NEWS: Barrow’s Government is Set TO Sign A Contract With Vodafone in Partnership with a Turkish Company (ArribaCom Limited) for the GAMTEL Gateway

Dear Mr. Mbai, The Barrow government is in serious negotiations  with a Turkish company, ArribaCom Limited, in joint partnership with Vadofone Group Services Ltd, a UK based company, to manage the GAMTEL Gateway project without any formalized international tendering process thus violating one of the key requirements of GPPA  and the Public Finance Act. Under the directives of the Ministry of Finance (Mamburay Njie for that matter), GAMTEL/GAMCEL have been instructed to single source and finalize the contract negotiations with ArribaCom/ Vodafone with immediate effect. It would be recalled that…

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Gov’t Completes Discussion on Faraba Report

Minister of Justice Abubacarr Tambadou has said that the government has concluded its discussion on the Faraba Banta commission report. “The discussions have gone very well, they were very engaging and cabinet has taken a unanimous position on the recommendations that the report made and those will be reflected in the white paper that is to be published together with the report very very soon,” Mr Tambadou told journalists at State House on Thursday. Kombo east village Faraba was in June 2018 thrown into a state of pandemonium following violent…

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November 11 Survivors Recount Their Ordeal, Call For Justice

By Kebba Jeffang Ex-Military officers who survived the brutal incident of November 11 1994, have gathered to commemorate and recount their experiences of the massacre, and called for swift justice for their cause for both the survivors and fallen comrades. The affected soldiers and relatives of those slain said they will be keenly following proceedings of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC). The ‘Victims’ Center’ where they held the press briefing, vowed to monitor all TRRC proceedings and express willingness to take direct legal action at the Courts, if…

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