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Gambia’s Opposition Leader Charged, Remanded In Prison

Gambia’s Opposition Leader Charged, Remanded In Prison

April 20, 2016 at 11:28 am 0 comments

By Lamin Ceesay An opposition leader in the Gambia who was arrested last Saturday for taking part in an ‘unauthorised’ protest against the regime of President Yahya Jammeh, was this afternoon charged in court and remanded in prison. Ousainou Darboe of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) and 18Read More

Calm Returns To Gambia After Brief Anti-Government Protest

Calm Returns To Gambia After Brief Anti-Government Protest

April 14, 2016 at 9:28 am 0 comments

By Lamin Ceesay Life is returning to normal in the Westfield area of Gambia’s largest town, Serrekunda, after a brief but peaceful anti-government protest was quelled by security forces. A group of protesters mainly young men held a spontaneous protest Thursday afternoon at the busy Westfield junction some 12 kilometresRead More

Gambia’s Jammeh Responsible For Students’ Massacre – Ex-Gambia Student Union Leader

Gambia’s Jammeh Responsible For Students’ Massacre – Ex-Gambia Student Union Leader

April 10, 2016 at 9:17 am 0 comments

By Lamin Ceesay Exactly 16 years today when over dozen of school children who were protesting against the murder of a male student and the rape of a 13-year-old school girl by security officers were shot and killed by armed uniformed officers. The president of the Gambia has been accusedRead More

Gambians In Birmingham Celebrate Women’s Day, Zero Tolerance To FGM

Gambians In Birmingham Celebrate Women’s Day, Zero Tolerance To FGM

March 20, 2016 at 8:36 pm 0 comments

By Sarata Jabbi Care for Women and Girls (CAWAG) Birmingham in partnership with FORWARD during the weekend organised a community event to celebrate International Women’s Day and Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), at Newtown Community Centre Birmingham. The aim of the event was to raise awareness within theRead More

Detained Gambian Union Leader Died Of ‘Natural Causes’

Detained Gambian Union Leader Died Of ‘Natural Causes’

March 16, 2016 at 5:12 am 0 comments

A Gambian union leader who died in police custody after he was remanded on charges of economic crimes, died of natural causes, officials says. Sheriff Dibba, head of the Gambia National Transport Control Association (GNTCA), died on 21st February 2016 in a private clinic a few minutes after he wasRead More