Two coronavirus patients escape from EFSTH

Hits: 9323Two coronavirus patients have escaped from Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, The Fatu Network has gathered. The patients absconded from EFSTH 6&7 ward after their results were announced to them, a source said. One of the cases – a Gunjur man – left with his escort while the other case believed to be residing in London Corner slipped out of the hands of his escort, the source added. The Fatu Network understands an operation to apprehend the two men is underway. Health promotion chief Modou Njai said he has…

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

Hits: 8760  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: ‘We are not part of it’: APRC says it will play umpire role in ‘Three Years’ row

Hits: 8772Interim leader of opposition APRC Fabakary Tombong Jatta has said his party will play the role of referee in the three years row. President Adama Barrow is facing the biggest threat to his rule so far following the emergence of a political movement that has threatened to force him to step down in December. Operation Three Years Jotna Movement has said it will not allow President Barrow to backtrack on his promise of being in office for only three years. But the president has vowed he will remain in…

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Gambia: Police officer struggles for survival following alleged brutal eviction

Hits: 9293A police officer at Kairaba Police Station has been thrown into a new cycle of poverty after he was allegedly forcibly evicted from his police-provided house. Cherno Sanyang and at least nine other police officers are trapped in a livelihood nightmare following an alleged decision by commissioner of police for Kanifing Division, Kalilu Njie, that they should vacate their houses. Kairaba Police Station is home to about ten living quarters but the occupants who are police officers are being evicted and the houses turned into offices. On Wednesday, Sanyang…

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Gambia: Gambians killed in an air raid at a migrant camp in Libya

Hits: 3190Dozens of people including Gambians have been killed in an air raid at a detention centre in the Libyan town of Tajoura, health and emergency officials have said. Senegalese media outlet IGFM reported on Wednesday more than 100 migrants have been killed and more than 200 others wounded during the air raid on Tuesday. The air raid targeted a migrant camp in Tajoura in the eastern suburbs of Tripoli. Among the victims are Senegalese, Guineans, Gambians and Eritreans, Boubacar Séye the president of Horizon Sans Frontières (Horizon Without Borders)…

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Gambia: Beauty Queen, Fatou Jallow, Accuses Ex-President Jammeh Of Raping Her

Hits: 2753By New York Times Five years ago, the president of Gambia crowned 18-year-old Fatou Jallow the winner of the nation’s top beauty pageant with a lecture to her and other contestants: Do not rush to marry, he said, but use the pageant’s scholarship prize to fulfill your dreams. But the president, Yahya Jammeh, soon began summoning the pageant winner to Gambia’s Statehouse, and eventually asked her to marry him. She said no. “I thought it was a joke,’’ Ms. Jallow said. “I was very naïve. I didn’t know how…

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GAMBIA: LAMIN COLLEY DISMISSAL: Army Gives Reason

Hits: 3196Lamin Colley’s alleged untruthfulness at the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission is what cost him his job in the army, The Fatu Network has been informed. The former class two warrant officer was dismissed from the army on Tuesday. The spokesperson of the Gambia Armed Forces Major Lamin K Sanyang told The Fatu Network Colley was dismissed because of his untruthfulness at the TRRC. Colley was a medic in the army who was hauled up before the TRRC on March 20 where he claimed he killed fellow soldier Fafa…

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BREAKING NEWS: More Trouble for The Assassin! Police Arrest Lamin Senghore

Hits: 3279Police in The Gambia have arrested Lamin Senghore. Senghore was arrested Monday evening, credible sources have told The Fatu Network. It was not immediately clear why the former Gambian army private was arrested. However, his arrest comes hours after he testified before the TRRC where he denied all allegations of human rights abuses levelled against him by witnesses. Senghore who was nicknamed The Assassin while serving in the army told the TRRC he has neither seen nor has he participated in any human rights violations, remarkably contradicting the accounts…

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GAMBIA: FATHER-SON FEUD: Darboe Responds to ‘Disrespectful’ Barrow

Hits: 3873Ousainou Darboe has responded to President Adama Barrow over his claim that he sacked him because he was undermining his development efforts. President Barrow last month sacked Ousainou Darboe as the vice president of The Gambia, claiming the move was to ‘establish order in our governance system.’ The President also said Darboe was among a group of UDP officials who were undermining his government. But speaking to a crowd of supporters in New York on Monday, Darboe slammed Barrow as a ‘disrespectful child’ and said UDP will never make…

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