Baba Camara Stabbed to Death  

Hits: 2238Police in The Gambia are currently hunting one Masireh Saho a, 25-years-old and a resident of Kanifing South for allegedly stabbing his uncle to death, we can authoritatively report. The deceased Baba Camara, a resident of Kanifing South was left in a pool of blood after his nephew stabbed him on his chest and fled. Police investigators are currently on their marathon investigation with a view to get to the roots of the latest tragedy incident in The Gambia. At the time of gathering the report the suspect was…

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Gambia: Amie Bojang Sissoho mocked online after BBC interview blunder

Hits: 7287Amie Bojang Sissoho has been widely mocked on social media after an excruciating interview that saw her failing to sufficiently answer questions about President Barrow’s decision to sack Mai Fatty. The State House press director was being interviewed by BBC’s Esau Williams and on several times struggled to explain why the interior minister was sent packing. When asked whether the president has given any reason for his decision, she replied: “All I have been given and I know is that he has been relieved of his duties and that’s…

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Gambia: Here is what actually happened after Mai’s sacking

Hits: 7362President Adama Barrow abruptly fired Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty last week, in a move that has left more questions than answers. Mai was among the political leaders who formed the opposition coalition that ended former President Jammeh’s 22-year-old rule. He is the first minister to be sacked by Barrow. Here are three things that happened shortly after he was sent packing. Darboe and Fatoumatta Tambajang tried to intervene A reliable source revealed to What’s On-Gambia that the president sacked Mai Fatty without informing his cabinet. Shortly after Foreign…

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Gambia: How GSM Providers are now helping Police Catch Thieves

Hits: 4692As the crime rates escalate to unprecedented levels, so is the Gambia Police Force stepping up its game to salvage the nation from the claws of the undesirable elements in the society. The GSM providers are playing a crucial role in this crusade as the Police can now rely on them to provide mobile caller locations in theft cases. A source close to the Police Headquarters in Banjul revealed that significant progress has been made in nabbing criminals especially those that are seasoned thieves due to the cooperation they…

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Gambia: Belgian Company Denies Bribing Ex-Gambian Minister

Hits: 2111Sales Manager and Commercial Director of the Semlex Group Mr. Ralph Hajjar, has denied his company giving any bribe in order to retain contracts on national documents for The Gambia. In an exclusive interview with this reporter, Mr. Hajjar said such information“ is wrong, vicious and very unprofessional journalism. Why would we take 75 percent of the contract when we rightfully own 100 percent,” he asked. In a trending letter from a “government insider”, it was alleged that the removed GMC party leader and Interior Minister, Mai Ahmad Fatty…

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Gambia: Will Lamin Gano fulfill his promise?

Hits: 2497Lamin Gano, a former military aide to ex-President Yahya Jammeh pledged to serve voluntarily in the army if President Adama Barrow fires Mai Ahmad Fatty. While Gano’s promise is not the reason for Barrow’s sacking of Mai Fatty, he now has a commitment to keep. Gano will have to officially approach the Gambia Armed Forces for voluntary service. Gano is accused Fatty of abuse of power for denying to approve a license for him to operate a private security firm – Frontline Security. Fatty had approved several other licenses…

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe ‘Under house Arrest’ after Army takeover

Hits: 2071Zimbabwe’s military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest in the capital Harare, South African President Jacob Zuma says. Mr Mugabe told Mr Zuma in a phone call that he was fine, the South African leader’s office said. Troops are patrolling the capital, Harare, after they seized state TV and said they were targeting “criminals”. The move may be a bid to replace Mr Mugabe with his sacked deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, BBC correspondents say. Mr Mnangagwa’s dismissal last week left Mr Mugabe’s wife Grace as the president’s likely…

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Gambia: We Will Do Whatever It Takes to Bring Jammeh to Justice’

Hits: 2060The adviser of the Gambia Center for Victims of Human Rights Violations under Jammeh has said that the Center, in partnership with other wider coalition of human rights campaign groups, are working on a wide range of activities for victims and are ready to work as long as it takes to bring Yahya Jammeh and his accomplices to face justice for the atrocities they have committed. Dr. Amadou Scattered Janneh was speaking in his native town of Gunjur during the recent nationwide tour funded by UNICEF meant to sensitize…

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Gambia: ‘Alkalolu, Chiefs Must Be Corrected’

Hits: 2026Lamin NK Dibba, the Minister of Land and Regional Government has said that when it comes to local governance matters his ministry is doing more correction than work. “We are looking at how local authorities who were appointed and fired to correct that. Previously everybody was called APRC Alkali, APRC Chief and APRC Governor and since these positions are very key in our decentralization, we must do some correction on the way they carry out their responsibility to get a head-way,” he said. Dibba made these remarks while addressing…

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Another New Political Party Formed

Hits: 2050Another new political party has been formed and is expected to be registered in January, The Standard has been reliably informed. The party, called the National Progressive Party, NPP is headed by Babucarr Jabbie, the former Chairman of Operation No Back-way to Europe (ONBE) who is currently based in France. Jabbie, 38, is a native of Basse Manneh Kunda in the Upper River Region (URR). According to Jabbie in an interview with The Standard from his base in France, the party will promote democracy, human rights, youth and women…

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