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: 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: Gov’t redeploys 9 permanent secretaries

Hits: 899Consistent with its philosophy to foster growth and promote rapid and efficient delivery of resources within all sectors of governance, The Gambia Government acting on Executive Advisory, has redeployed nine (9) Permanent Secretaries. The redeployment immediately, affects the Permanent Secretaries of the following ministries: Mr. Lamin Camara, Permanent Secretary (PS) Agriculture moves to Ministry of Petroleum & Energy; Mr. Mod K. Ceesay, PS Ministry of Trade & Employment moves to the Ministry of Transport, Works & Infrastructure; Ms. Ndey Marie Njie, PS Ministry of Youth & Sports moves to…

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Gambia: BB Daro vows to rescue PPP from chaos

Hits: 562A former vice president under the PPP regime Bakary Bunja Dabo, BB, has vowed to put back the party on course to a full recovery. Addressing about a dozen leaders of different women Kafos from West Coast Region, Mr Dabo reminded his supporters that the party is going through some trying times. “The PPP as we speak is at a crucial stage and we have to be honest with the fact that for 22 to 25 years things were difficult in the party and during that period a lot…

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Gambia: France to train Gambian police on crowd control, others

Hits: 563The Government of The Gambia in collaboration with the French National Police shall conduct two-week training for 40 Gambian Police Intervention Unit (PIU) officers of The Gambia Police Force on Public Order Tactical. Applications in Kanifing from the 10th to the 21st June, 2019. This is the first training to be undertaken by the French-Gambia Cooperation towards applying the principles of good governance to security provision, management and supervision in a democratic context. Principles for Security Sector Governance include effectiveness, efficiency, accountability, transparency, responsiveness and the rule of law.…

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Gambia: GDC hits back at ‘criminal, interest-seeker’ Seedy Njie

Hits: 1392The GDC party has hit back at comments made by Seedy Njie that its leader Mamma Kandeh is “attempting to incite violence to destabilise” Gambia in December. Njie told The Standard that Kandeh could be in league with “hooligans” to force Barrow out of the presidency after three years, and called on Ecowas to reprimand him and his “unguarded remarks”. His comments followed Kandeh’s statements that if Barrow fails to relinquish power after three years it could imperil The Gambia’s security. But the GDC in rebutting Njie’s comments, said…

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Gambia: Decomposed body found at Yeli-Tenda crossing point

Hits: 1296The body of an unidentified person was over the weekend found at the Yeli-Tenda riverside by security personnel in the area. The decomposed nature of the body makes it difficult for people to identify whether the body was in fact a man or woman. However, a source that spoke to The Point on the condition of anonymity, confirmed that the body was found around the riverside. “The body was already decomposed and that makes it hard for security personnel and the medical team that visited the scene to identify…

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Gambia: 7 Soldiers sentenced to 9 years for Treason, other charges

Hits: 983Seven of the eight soldiers of The Gambia Armed Force (GAF) were on Monday sentenced to a jail term of 9 years each by a Military Court Martial at Yundum barracks, while Private Alieu Sanneh was sentenced to a jail term of three years. The soldiers faced crime charges ranging from treason to mutiny among others before the panel of the general Court Marshal presided over by Colonel Salifu Bojang. Those convicted are: Cpt Yahya B. Jammeh, Lt Abdoulie Jarju, Lt Yahya Jammeh, Sgt Baboucarr Sanneh, Sgt Malick Bojang,…

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Gambia: Barrow still reviewing Janneh Commission report

Hits: 683The director of press and public relations at the presidency told journalists yesterday that the reason nothing has been heard of the report of the Janneh Commission is because President Barrow is still reviewing it. “The president is reviewing the report of the Janneh Commission in conjunction with the technical people that are involved to ensure that the recommendations of the report are known and understood. It will be public information – that is the decision that is going to be taken,” she said. MoU On the position of…

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