Former President and Independence hero Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara dies at 95

Hits: 8602  Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, the man who led the vast and complex job of making The Gambia an independent country in 1965 and went on to become the first president of The Gambia, has died. He was aged 95. Jawara died less than an hour ago at his residence in Fajara, a family source has told The Fatu Network. By Lamin Njie This story is developing…     Source: fatunetwork.net

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Gambia: Juwara advises Barrow to honour 3yrs

Hits: 2005Lamin Waa Juwara has urged President Adama Barrow to honorably step down after completing the three years agreed by the Coalition parties. Juwara, a veteran politician who once served as minister of local government under Yayha Jammeh told The Standard that even though he was not there when the agreement was made, it affects the whole country and therefore it is everyone’s business. “Therefore my take is for him to honour that agreement. In fact there is no need for people to take to the streets to demonstrate against…

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Gambia: Driver knocked down police officer, charged with reckless driving

Hits: 2050One Ansumana Camara recently appeared before Principal Magistrate Omar Cham of Brikama Magistrate’s Court and charged with reckless driving causing harm to a police officer on duty. The prosecution alleged that the accused Ansumana Camara on 31 March, 2019 at Mandinaba Police Checkpoint knocked down one Bintou Colley, a police officer. A witness, Augustus Manneh, who is also a police officer on duty at Mandinaba Police Station on the same day, told the court that he heard people screaming outside the station and when he came out, he found…

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Gambia can count on EU support – Ambassador Lajos

Hits: 1921The European Union Ambassador to The Gambia, Attila Lajos has given assurances to President Adama Barrow that his government can count on the support of the European Union so long as it remains on this democratic and the transition path. The EU Ambassador was at the State House yesterday to hold what he described as “very constructive and very friendly meeting with President Barrow”. The EU has been a strong supporter of the Gambian transition and it made and fulfilled various promises, which were subject of review during the…

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