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May 12, 2019 at 11:26 pm 0 comments

By Bekai Njie A senior government official who is familiar with the developments and prefers to remain anonymous has confirmed that The Gambia’s bid to host the 2019 summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has been cancelled. Our source explained that The Gambia’s failure to host the 2019 summitRead More

Darboe says UDP will only go for elections if…

Darboe says UDP will only go for elections if…

May 9, 2019 at 11:59 pm 0 comments

The leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Ousainou Darboe, has said that his party will be ready to go for presidential elections once it’s declared by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). Mr. Darboe who spoke in an interview with Star FM Radio, said they will go by anything underRead More

Death sentences for 22 inmates revoked

Death sentences for 22 inmates revoked

May 9, 2019 at 11:53 pm 0 comments

By Bekai Njie The attorney general and Minister of Justice, Abubacarr Tambadou, has reiterated President Barrow’s public moratorium that makes the application of the death penalty null and void, saying all the 22 death row inmates will serve life imprisonment instead. The attorney general acknowledged that the death penalty stillRead More

Bensouda calls for enforcement of arrest warrants in Libya

Bensouda calls for enforcement of arrest warrants in Libya

May 9, 2019 at 11:32 pm 0 comments

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, called for concrete measures to secure the arrest and surrender of suspects in Libya so that they can be tried in a fair and public hearing. Bensouda expressed frustration at the lack of progress her office is making in Libya andRead More

One of the defence counsels in Solo Sandeng murder case withdraws

One of the defence counsels in Solo Sandeng murder case withdraws

May 7, 2019 at 9:32 pm 0 comments

By Dawda Faye Ibrahim Jallow, the defence counsel for Sheikh Omar Jeng, one of the accused persons in Solo Sandeng murder trial has withdrawn from representing his client. The accused, Sheikh Omar Jeng, informed the court before Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara of the High Court in Banjul on 7 May, 2019,Read More