Gambia: ‘3 Years Jotna’ Resolves for Peaceful Protest in December

Hits: 2393A grassroots movement dubbed “Operation 3 years Jotna” has disclosed its determination to stage a peaceful protest come December 2019. The movement which consists Gambians at home and abroad said in a statement that they “petition to prevent another dictatorship or self-perpetuation in The Gambia by President Adama Barrow.” The movement stated that their rights to freedom of association, assembly, speech and movement are enshrined in the constitution of The Gambia 1997, the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,…

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14 Gambia Players in Turkey Trial

Hits: 804Fourteen footballers plying in the Gambia’s first and second division leagues are in Turkey for a two weeks’ trial. An executive member of Serekunda East-Bi, second division team, Mikailu Secka said the footballers left the country for Turkey last Monday 12 August, 2019 for auditioning with a Turkish Super Lig team Büyükşehir Belediye Erzurumspor who invited their team for a trial. However, they decided to invite other players from other football teams in the first division. He said his team East-Bi sent in eight players of which four are Gambians and…

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Gambia: Anti-Crime Officers Effect Some Arrests at Serrekunda Market

Hits: 717Officers of the Anti-Crime Unit of the Gambia Police Force (GPF), on Saturday August 17th arrested some people at the Serrekunda Market in connection with the burning of Bakoteh Police Station and the residence of Gorrgi Mboob, Commander of the said Unit. The arrestees are said to be suspects who allegedly participated in the burning of the Bakoteh Police Station and the residence of Commissioner Mboob. According to eyewitness, the Officers entered the market with one boy who was pointing fingers at individuals in the market who were in turn…

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Gambia: Police Release Killa Ace on Bail

Hits: 756Gambian rapper and activist, Ali Cham popularly known as Killa Ace has been granted bail today by the Gambia Police Force with a bond of D50,000, sources told Foroyaa. Activists from Team ‘Gom Sa Bopp’ came out in their numbers demanding for the release of the colleague activist, Killa Ace. Other arrestees (vendors) until press time were still under police custody while negotiations were ongoing to secure their release on bail. A source, who was at the Police headquarters in Banjul at the time of his release, said the…

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Gambia: Unidentified Body Found Between Gunjur, Sifoe

Hits: 879An unidentified body was found last Wednesday July 31st 2019 between Gunjur and Sifoe, by one Dr. Ahmed Manjang, who reported the matter to the Sifo Police. According to Dr. Manjang, he was coming from the airport from Saudi Arabia, when he found the body lying on the roadside; that after looking at it closely, he discovered that the body had a serious wound but was alive during those early hours of the morning; that he forthwith reported the matter to the Sifoe Police Station. He said when the Police arrived…

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Gambia: Position Of Next ICC Prosecutor Announced Vacant

Hits: 796The Assembly of States Parties, management oversight and legislative body of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has announced the vacant position of the next ICC Prosecutor who will be succeeding the current Prosecutor. The term of the present Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, a Gambian national will expire on 15 June 2021. The Assembly of States Parties, acting pursuant to its mandate under Article 112 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (the Rome Statute), has initiated the process for the selection of the next Prosecutor. The president of…

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Gambia: The Facts About The Hearing Of Amadou Sanneh’s Case

Hits: 997The ruling arises from an appeal on Amadou Sanneh’s case. When a lawyer like Mrs Rachel Mendy writes to question the report of a journalist who is equally a final year law student, Foroyaa has no option but to publish the ruling in full and leave the reader to deduce the facts directly from the content. We therefore hope that the reader will follow the ruling verbatim in tomorrow’s edition. Those who wish to analyse the ruling should quote and explain to enhance understanding of the ruling. Foroyaa’s objective…

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Gambia: Supreme Court Says Ex-Trade Minister’s Conviction Still Stands

Hits: 1014The Gambia Supreme Court has over the week quashed the appeal case involving Amadou Sanneh, an ex-Minister of Trade and hold that his conviction still stands. The ex-Minister of Trade was pardoned by President Adama Barrow on 30th January 2017. They said a pardon is an act of forgiveness and nothing more. “Pardon is no sense the equivalence of an acquittal. The effect of the pardon is prospective and not retrospective. It does not change the past and cannot annihilate the established fact that the Appellant was convicted of…

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Gambia: Court Grants GAP Leader Extension of Time to Settle Debt

Hits: 2693Musa Batchilly, the leader of the Gambia Action Party (GAP) has pleaded to the Kanifing Magistrates Court for a month extension to settle the debt he owes one Mrs. Mariam Joof. Batchilly has failed to adhere to the Magistrates Court’s order that he should pay Mrs. Joof D297,350. Magistrate S.B. Joof in her order dated 8th January 2019 said the claimant (Joof) has proved her claim and tthat Bachilly is found liable to pay her D297,350 within fourteen (14) days. The opposition political party leader was brought before the court…

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Gambia: What Should A Coalition National Assembly Look Like?

Hits: 1091QUESTION OF THE DAY Those who wish to know what a Coalition National Assembly would look should ask what was envisaged when Coalition 2016 was formed. Once you do, one would immediately discover divergent views which resulted in the contesting of the National Assembly elections by different parties with different party manifestors. This is what happens in the Mayoral and council elections also. When Coalition 2016 was conceived, the pioneers expected a nonpartisan executive with a national agenda expressed in a manifesto, a scaffolding by a non-partisan National Assembly…

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