AllAfrica News: Gambia

Human Rights in a New Gambia

[Foroyaa] Freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of movement, freedom of religious practice, freedom to belong to a political party of one's choice, freedom to petition the executive and hold demonstration are all enshrined in the Constitution. How they are to be exercised is provided for by laws that are supposed to be reasonably justifiable in a democratic society.

GAF Won't Have It Easy - Says Tallinding's Darboe

[Foroyaa] Sanna SK Darboe, the head coach for Tallinding United insists his side cannot afford a defeat in their forthcoming match against Gambia Armed Forces.

MC Cham Explains His Torment By Security Agents

[Foroyaa] A veteran politician and former minister in the PPP regime, Momodou C. Cham commonly known as MC Cham has on Monday appeared before the TRRC as the first witness of the second session of their sittings.

'China, Gambia Committed to Equip Medical Students' Dr. Jianmin

[Foroyaa] Chinese Doctor Li Jianmin, has disclosed to this medium that China and the Gambia intend to equip Gambia Medical Students studying radiology; that giant steps have been taken by the two nations to meet this targeted goal. Dr Jianmin disclosed this in an interview on Sunday January 26th 2019.

Halifa Sallah Reviews His 15th November 2005 Arrest

[Foroyaa] History is written with deeds and not words unless they sum up deeds. A Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission is meant to document real happenings in good faith in the public interest. This is inconceivable unless witnesses are truthful.

N Y C Appears Before Lawmakers

[Foroyaa] The National Youth Council (NYC), has appeared before Lawmakers of the National Assembly, to present their 2015, 2016 and 2017 Activity Reports and Financial Statements.

In the NIA 9 Case - Fatoumatta Jawara Alleges Torture At NIA

[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Member for Talinding Constituency and member of the United Democratic Party (UDP), on Tuesday February 12th 2019, began her testimony before the High Court to recount her detention and alleged torture at the NIA headquarters after the April 14th UDP demonstrations.

Deportation of Gambians - the Government Should Clarify

[Foroyaa] All Gambians know that the United States Government did announce the imposition of a ban on the acquisition of visas by government officials and their families, except in limited circumstances, until the government agrees to identify people suspected to be Gambians and give them documents so that they could travel back to The Gambia.

Club Back Spain-Born Nuha's Call-Up to Gambia's Squad

[Foroyaa] Spanish club Atletico Beleares have backed the possible inclusion of star striker Nuha Marong to Gambia's national team

NA Health Committee Engage Officials of the Sector

[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Select Committee on Health, has engaged officials of the health sector to update them on their level of implementation of the Committees' Health Report for the year 2018.

BB Darboe Faults PPP Congress Procedures

[Foroyaa] The Former Vice President of The Gambia, Bakary Bunja Darboe alias BB Darboe, has disclosed that he has no problem with Papa Njie neither with the Independent Electoral Commission but with the manner in which People's Progressive Party (PPP) conducted last December 2018 congress.

Statement By Chairperson Dr Lamin J. Sise On TRRC's Second Session

[Foroyaa] "As we embark on this second session of the TRRC hearings, please allow us to update the public on the modest progress we have made so far.

Gambian Girl Working On Device That Can Detect Diseases Including Malaria

[The Point] A Gambian civil engineering student in Canada is working on a 3-D printed device that can transform a smartphone into a microscope for disease detection, What's On Gambia reported on Wednesday.

Captain Bah Admits Torturing OJ in 1994

[Foroyaa] Captain Baboucar Bah of the Gambia Armed Forces testifying before the TRRC admitted torturing Omar A. Jallow, an ex-minister in the PPP government in October 1994.

"I Prefer to Die Than to Sleep With the NIA Officers'

[The Point] Fatoumata Jawara, the National Assembly Member for Talindingkunjang Constituency, on the 12 February, 2019, told the High Court in Banjul before Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara that Sheikh Omar Jeng told her that she would be raped if she did not sleep with NIA officers. She said she told Sheikh Omar Jeng that she was loyal to her husband and she preferred to die than to sleep with the NIA officers. She was being led by Counsel Yassin Senghore in her testimony.

Which Institution Will Best Aid the Police On Sensitisation On Human Rights?

[Foroyaa] The institution is the National Human Rights Commission. According to the Schedule of the Act the National Assembly has already approved the five candidates who are to be members of the Commission. The names are required to be forwarded to the President for formal appointment and the Minister is required to cause the publication of these names in the Gazette for them to be legally established as members of the human Rights Commission.

Ousman Sonko to Remain in Swiss Custody for Another Six Months

[Foroyaa] On 7 February, a Swiss court extended the pre-trial detention of the former Gambian Interior Minister under the Jammeh regime. Ousman Sonko, who was arrested two years ago by the Bernese authorities, faces charges of crimes against humanity for his involvement in the regime of former President Yahya Jammeh in the decade 2006-2016.

Annual Film Festival to Be Dedicated to Late Griot

[Foroyaa] A yearly film festival initiated by CineKambiya is aimed to dedicating this event to the late Kora Griot Jali Alhagie Mbye. This initiative is said to be starting this year which is slated from the 25th to the 28th February 2019 at various locations in the country. The theme of this year's edition is: FILM AND GAMBIA'S NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (NDP) 2018-2021.

Local Govt Committee Suspends Proceedings With Basse Area Council

[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Select Committee on Local Government, yesterday February 11th suspended proceedings with Basse Area Council (BAC), as a result of the Council's failure to provide the financial statement under review. BAC was supposed to present their activity report and financial statements for consideration of the year ended 2015/2016.

Ports Gaffer Haji - Scoring a Problem for All Teams

[Foroyaa] Gambia Ports Authority's tactician Haji Tunkara says finding back of the net remains a hiccup to all teams of Gambia's First Division.

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