45 stranded Gambian women in Lebanon to return soon – NAATIP

Hits: 9263The executive director, National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons has revealed that her office is working on repatriating the 45 Gambian women stranded in Lebanon. Tulie Jarawa-Cessay further said the process to return them is slow because of the travel restrictions around the world as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Once they are back their cases will be investigated or even where they are now, if they will be able to give us information as to who their perpetrators are, we can start interviews right here,” she said.…

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Gambia: SIC denies receiving D8M from Barrow

Hits: 11925The Supreme Islamic Council has denied reports that its officials had received millions of dalasis from President Adama Barrow for a nationwide tour to canvass for him to serve for five years. Recent social media reports suggested that President Barrow gave the top brass of the country’s apex Islamic body eight million dalasis for a nationwide tour to ask Gambians to rally behind him regarding his plan to remain in office until 2021. But in a rebuttal posted on its website on Friday, SIC said the tour has ‘nothing…

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Girl, 15, Arrested For ‘poisoning’ Parents

Hits: 12742An unidentified fifteen-year-old girl was Friday arrested, questioned and released on bail by police in Basse for allegedly poisoning her parents, The Standard can reliably report. She was questioned then confessed to putting poison in her parents’ food who survived. According to a family source, the girl told the police that her actions were out of frustration with her parents’ continuous interference in her private life. “The girl would always want to go out at night but her parents would refuse, especially when they realised that whenever she left…

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Gambia: Investigation on 38 Containers Begins

Hits: 5956The Minister of the Environment, Climate Change and Natural resources Mr. Lamin Dibba has confirmed that investigation on 38 containers of wood held at Banjul Wharf has started. The Minister said so in telephone interview, adding that the Investigation will take six weeks and that the investigation panel involves the Police and the Intelligence Services. It could be recalled that the minister had confirmed early last month that his ministry had intercepted 38 containers of wood. He said those responsible will be taken to court once a case is…

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Gambia: GFA Party Led By BB Dabo Elect Officials

Hits: 5551The newest party in the country dubbed Gambia for All (GFA) party which is founded by Bakary Bunja Dabo, has recently elected its officials at a local hotel in Kololi. No official announcement has been made by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of the Party’s registration yet. In a press statement issued to Foroyaa by its leaders, it is said the party held its constitutive congress from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October, 2019 with three main objectives. The objectives were to review and approve the draft constitution of…

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Gambia: Ex-VP Tambajang accuses Tangara, Darboe of engineering her sacking

Hits: 6344Former vice president Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang has accused Foreign Minister Mamadou Tangara of running a vendetta against her. Speaking to Kerr Fatou in a lengthy interview to be aired on GRTS today, Tambajang further blamed Tangara and Ousainu Darboe for masterminding her sacking in 2018 after just over one year. “The president said he removed me because I have written a letter to the UN signing it as acting president which was unconstitutional and undiplomatic. Barrow said that was the advice he got from Mamadou Tangara, now Foreign Minister and…

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

Hits: 8088Abubacarr 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…

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Gambia: Gov’t gives D50M for TRRC reparations

Hits: 2690The 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…

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Gambia: Mai says GMC hasn’t rejected Barrow

Hits: 2731The 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…

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Gambia: GAP not sold to Gen Bojang – Batchilly

Hits: 2311The secretary general of the Gambia Action Party, Musa Yali Batchilly has dismissed as unfounded, rumours that he has sold the party to General Lamin Bojang, whom he announced Monday as the party’s presidential candidate. Ever since Mr Batchilly made the startling revelation that Gen Bojang will lead GAP to the next elections, many theories started flying as to what led to the sudden development. Last night, The Standard received reports that Batchilly has sold the party to settle his many financial problems, but he categorically denied that. “That…

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