Gambia: DLEAG arrests 2 with cocaine

Hits: 5554Operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG) have arrested one Sequel Balde and Seco Balde at the Giboro Border Post with suspected cocaine, The Point has been informed. When contacted about the development, the spokesperson of the DLEAG confirmed the arrest and detention of the two Bissau nationals. He explained that the first suspect, Sequel Balde, 29, was arrested on 31 August 2019 at the Giboro Border Post with 100 pellets of cocaine, while Seco Balde was arrested on 14 September 2019 with 75 pellets of…

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Gambia: Jammeh victims challenge gov’t to deal with perpetrators

Hits: 1623Adama Jallow, the national coordinator, Gambia Center for Victims of Human Rights Violations has challenged the government to hold perpetrators of human rights violations to account. Jallow made these observations at a capacity building workshop for the Victims Center on international standards and legal instruments to fight against impunity organised by Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) and funded by the European Union. “I take this opportunity to renew our call to the Gambia Government to fulfil its commitment to provide effective remedies and reputations that…

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‘Absence of UDP and PDOIS will not invalidate Barrow’s Mandate’

Hits: 1827Essa Dampha, a political aide to President Barrow and chairman of West Coast Region’s coalition media team, has said that the absence of PDOIS and UDP from Friday’s declaration extending Barrow’s mandate will not invalidate that decision. The two parties are believed to have been the biggest players in the creation of Coalition 2016 but both have for one reason or the other not participated in the recent Coalition talks to amend the MoU. While PDOIS had said the spirit and principles of the MoU have long been violated,…

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