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This afternoon, President Barrow met with the Executive Secretary of the Senegalo-Gambia Permanent Secretariat in The Gambia, His Excellency Fode Seck.

Advertisements bottom Kaw Yerro   This afternoon, President Barrow met with the Executive Secretary of the Senegalo-Gambia Permanent Secretariat in The Gambia, His Excellency Fode Seck. The diplomat was at the State House to update the President on the progress made by the Secretariat in implementing the recommendations made by the two countries. Ambassador Seck also discussed with the president matters relating to the hosting of the second Senegalo-Gambia Presidential Council meeting that is scheduled to take place in Dakar.

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Gambia: President Barrow Receives Egyptian Investors

Advertisements bottom President Barrow Receives Egyptian Investors State House, Banjul, 14th January, 2019 – His Excellency, President Adama Barrow, received at the State House in Banjul a group of investors from the Arab Republic of Egypt today.    The Egyptian investors expressed interest in agricultural processing and manufacturing, rice production, energy and tourism industries. The visit came in the aftermath of President Barrow’s recent visit to Egypt, where he held talks with President Al-Sisi on renewing bilateral relations based on action-oriented programmes. “Gambia’s pursuit of economic growth includes trade and investment policies that…

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Gambia: UDP wants April 14 declared National Martyrs Day’

Advertisements bottom The United Democratic Party has written to the Government requesting them to declare April 14, 15 and 16 as National Martyrs Day in commemoration of the death of Solo Sandeng and several others who were subsequently arrested and reportedly tortured. Sandeng, an opposition activist, was arrested on April 14 in 2016 for protesting for electoral reforms and reportedly tortured to death by state intelligent agents. Eight former intelligent agents are currently being tried for ‘his killing’. “We have written and respectfully asked the Government to consider declaring April…

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GAMBIA: WITNESSES OF THE FARABA KILLINGS CONFIRM THAT THE POLICE OPENED FIRE LETHALLY ON THEM

Advertisements bottom BY KEBBA MAMBURAY Witnesses testifying before the Faraba Commission, sitting at Faraba Banta yesterday, told the Commission that the PIU fired on them upon their arrival. The witnesses that testified are all residents of Faraba Banta, namely Ms Kaddy Touray, Aja Sanyang, Wonto Kujabi Samateh and Bakary Badjie. Commissioners examining the chief’s house destroyed during the incident The Commission also visited the sites as well as the demarcated, destroyed and burnt places in the village. According to the Chairperson of the Commission, Mr Emmanuel Joof, this is the…

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Gambia: Witnesses Speak Out Against Faraba Sand Mining

Advertisements bottom By: Abdoulie John. Up to seven appeared before the Inquiry Panel that conducted on Monday site visit and public hearing in Faraba Banta village. The witnesses unanimously testified against Julakay Entreprise’s sand mining activities that continue to spark controversy after causing loss of lives during a bloody protest in June this year. Haddy Touray was the first to face Emmanuel D. Joof Inquiry Commission looking into circumstances surrounding the killing of three protesters during violent clashes with paramilitary forces. She told the Commission that Julakay Entreprise’s mining activities…

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AT THE FARABA BANTA COMMISSION: Chairperson, Council Of Elders, Others Testify

Advertisements bottom BY KEBBA MAMBURAY, Yesterday on the 24 of July 2018, the chairperson of Faraba Banta Council of Elders Fansu BK Conteh alias Jung Conteh appeared before the Commission which was set up by the president to probe into the unfortunate incident of that fateful day of June 18th 2018, when live bullets were sprayed on unarmed demonstrators, leaving three people or more dead and scores seriously injured. In his testimony, he said sometime around March 2017, there was a meeting held in the village Bantaba in the presence of…

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AT THE FARABA BANTA COMMISSION: Ansumana Marena (Julakay), Others Testify

Advertisements bottom By: Jallow Yerro N., July 16, 2018 Ansumana Marena, alias ‘Julakay’, appeared before the Faraba Banta Commission on Saturday 14th July 2018, to testify. The Commission was set up by the President to probe into the unfortunate incident on that fateful day of June 18th 2018, when live bullets was sprayed on unarmed demonstrators, leaving three people dead and scores seriously injured. According to Marena who testified in Mandinka, he has been in the business of sand mining for one and a half to two decades now; that after…

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‘YAHYA JAMMEH WILL RULE GAMBIA AGAIN’ – OUSMAN ‘RAMBO’ JATTA

Advertisements bottom By Alagie Manneh Ousman ‘Rambo’ Jatta, the new deputy leader of the opposition APRC, has said that former president Yahya Jammeh will “one-day” return to The Gambia and rule a second time. Speaking in a Standard exclusive midweek, the APRC deputy leader said he is still loyal to Jammeh “because there is nothing left in The Gambia to be loyal to when everything is falling apart.” He explained: “I am loyal to Jammeh, who has done so much for The Gambia and will soon be mobilizing his party…

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GAMBIA: PRESIDENT ADAMA BARROW SWEARS-IN FARABA COMMISSION OF INQUIRY (ALL PICTURES)

Advertisements bottom STATEHOUSE, BANJUL, 5th JULY 2018 – His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia on Thursday, 5 July 2018, presided over the swearing-in of the Chairman and members of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Faraba Bantang incident at a ceremony held at the State House in Banjul. The Commissioners have been appointed to look into the circumstances leading to the standoff between the community of Faraba Bantang and the Police Intervention Unit, as well as identify those responsible for the deaths, including those…

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GAMBIA: BREAKING NEWS: ANGRY CROWD INVADES AND VANDALIZED BRIKAMA POLICE STATION AS THEY DEMAND TO KILL A DETAINED TRUCK DRIVER AND TWO APPRENTICES AMID THE KILLING OF A BRIKAMA YOUNG MAN!

Advertisements bottom The Brikama police station came under attack this morning from a hostile crowd, amid angry residents, who tried to invade the station in an attempt to lay their hands on three men, accused of killing a Brikama youngster, who was on his way seeing off his girlfriend, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Over ten thousand residents stormed the station; throwing stones and other deadly objects thereby destroying the entire police station. The station’s windows were completely smashed. The deceased has been identified as Musa Colley from Brikama Daarule…

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