Gambia: ‘Jammeh is central pillar of terror, human rights abuses’

Hits: 7938Abubacarr Tambadou, the attorney general and minister of Justice said former President Yahya Jammeh was a central pillar in infrastructure of terror and human rights abuses meted on ordinary Gambians and others during his regime. “It has become increasingly apparent to the government, based on the revelation at the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) over the past one year that former President Jammeh was a central pillar in infrastructure of terror and human rights abuses during his leadership.” Consequently, he said, the government deems it most fitting those…

Read More

Gambia: Gov’t gives D50M for TRRC reparations

Hits: 2669The Minister of Justice, Abubacarr Tambadou has announced that government will give an initial D50 million to the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission to pay reparations to victims of human rights violations of the former President Yahya Jammeh. The money, according to Tambadou, was raised from funds recovered from the sale of former President Jammeh’s assets. Disclosing this at a press conference yesterday, Tambadou said: “It has become increasingly apparent to the government based on revelations at the TRRC over the past one year that former President Yahya Jammeh…

Read More

Gambia: Mai says GMC hasn’t rejected Barrow

Hits: 2713The leader of the Gambia Moral Congress, Mai Ahmad Fatty, has clarified that his party’s decision to disassociate itself from the extension of President Adama Barrow’s mandate doesn’t mean a rejection of the Gambian leader. The GMC issued a public statement distancing itself from the declaration of Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang on the extension of Barrow’s mandate. But Fatty, who also doubles as the President’s special adviser said the decision was not a rejection or ill intention to sabotage the President. “As the Leader, I am bound by the Party’s…

Read More