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Gambians in Birmingham pay tributes to Hawkeswood victims

Gambians in Birmingham pay tributes to Hawkeswood victims

July 8, 2016 at 8:17 pm 0 comments

By Sarata Jabbi The Gambian community in Birmingham on Friday July 8th gathered at Hawkeswood recycling plant to pay tribute to four of their men who lost their lives on Thursday July 7th whilst on duty. The 15ft tall wall, made of heavy concrete blocks, came crashing down on theRead More

Gambia: Activist Welcomes Child Marriage Ban

Gambia: Activist Welcomes Child Marriage Ban

July 8, 2016 at 7:53 pm 0 comments

By Sarata Jabbi The Gambia on July the 6th has become the 13th nation in Africa to join the African Union’s campaign to end child marriage, which aims to raise awareness of the risks of the practice, as the head of state President Yahya Jammeh announced a ban on theRead More

Gambia Outlawes Child Marriage

Gambia Outlawes Child Marriage

July 7, 2016 at 8:12 pm 0 comments

The president of the republic of the Gambia on Eid al-Fitr day Wednesday July 6 announced a ban on child marriage. In his statement on the national television President Yahya Jammeh said there would be a minimum penalty of twenty years jail term for any man who marries a girlRead More

Five men lost their lives at Birmingham metal recycling site

Five men lost their lives at Birmingham metal recycling site

July 7, 2016 at 7:21 pm 0 comments

By Sarata Jabbi Five men on Thursday July 7th lost their lives at Hawkeswood Metal recycling site in Aston church road, Nechells Birmingham. The four men were believed to be Gambians whist the fifth one was confirmed to be a Senegalese national. The men namely:Almamo Jammeh, Muhammed Jagana, Bangally Tunkara,Read More

Interview With Ousman Jallow

Interview With Ousman Jallow

July 1, 2016 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

By Sarata Jabbi The Global Initiative for the Support of People with Disabilities (GISPD) is a non-governmental charity and civil society organization that was established in November 2013. In an exclusive interview with the founder and coordinator Mr Ousman Jallow, a Gambian national now residing in Manchester, this is whatRead More