Gambia: The Gambia’s Six Most Viewed Music Videos Of 2017

Hits: 72722017 was unarguably a great year for many Gambian musicians. Dozens of new music videos were released and some of them garnered hundreds of thousands of views on the American video sharing website, YouTube. In this edition of What’s On-Gambia , we bring you the five most watched videos of the year. Bijirr Bajarr – O Boy and Gambian Child First on our list is O Boy and Gambian Child’s Bijirr Bajarr , which was uploaded on YouTube in October. It garnered more than 200,000views in less than two…

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Gambia: Africaada Airways CEO Reacts to US Sanctions

Hits: 2138Prince Ebrahim Sanyang, the CEO of the Africaada airways and half a dozen other companies listed under ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s assets recently frozen by the US, has again refuted claims that those companies belong to Jammeh. In a statement sent to The Standard, Sanyang said the United States’ action against his companies is wrong because since the allegation linking them to Jammeh first surfaced months ago, when a court order froze the companies, no evidence has been brought forward to prove that the companies belong to Jammeh. Sanyang further…

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GAMBIA: ‘GENERAL SAVAGE BETRAYED DECEMBER 30TH ATTACKERS’

Hits: 2662Gambian-born retired US Army sergeant, Papa Faal, has claimed that the 30th December 2014 coup d’etat failed because Brigadier General Musa Savage snitched on them and that the 1st Infantry Battalion that was supposed to join them was a no-show. On 30 December 2014, a group of Gambians, mainly ex-military officers based in the US, UK and Germany, headed by Gambian-American property developer Cherno Njie, attempted to forcibly overthrow the government of Yahya Jammeh. The attempt was thwarted resulting in the death of some of the attackers, including Lt…

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Gambia: Woman Arrested in Attempt to Flee after Inflicting Harm on Grandson

Hits: 2052Police at The Gambia-Senegal border in Jiboroh are reported to have arrest a woman who was attempting to flee the country into Senegal after beating her four year-old grandson and caused him grievous bodily harm in Brikama. Sources say the woman physically abused her grandson causing serious wounds on his back with bloodstains all over his body. She attributed the act as the work of the devil. Child abuse and exploitation is punishable under Gambian Laws. The country is a signatory to certain international instruments that protect and preserve…

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Breaking News: Gambia urges U.S. include Zeineb Jammeh in sanctions

Hits: 2097The minister of Justice has called on the United States Treasury to include wife of former Gambian dictator and other family members in the latest assets freeze and sanctions on dictator Jammeh. The United States through the Treasury Department last week included former President Jammeh and Yankuba Badjie and companies associated with them on the list of sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act passed by their Congress last year. The reasons given by the U.S. government for this latest action includes: “taking a strong stand against…

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