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Gambia Announces Stiff Measures Amidst Rise in Covid 19 Infections

The Government of The Gambia today announced it is enforcing social distancing and compulsory face mask wearing regulations, starting this Saturday, 17th July 2021. In a statement released from the Office of the Government Spokesperson, persons in public places “shall wear face masks at all times.” “The police shall enforce the social distancing and compulsory […]

African Development Bank Group Urges African nations to Private Sector Financing for Tertiary Education

Experts attending an African Development Bank dialogue in Kenya have urged African nations to intensify efforts to attract private-sector financing to enhance tertiary education and equip the continent’s youth with competitive skills. During a panel discussion at the Bank’s 2024 Annual Meetings in Nairobi, the experts stressed the importance of political commitment to guarantee returns […]

Sonko Not Free Of Rape Charges

By Sanna camara Lawyer for Binta Jamba, Ms Annina Mullis the allegations of multiple charges of rape against Ousman Sonko by her client, together with another victim that were discontinued by the Swiss federal Criminal Court do not exonerate Ousman Sonko of these crimes. Speaking to us in Zurich after the verdict in Bellinzona , […]

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wins bid to appeal extradition to US

Judges in the UK will hear WikiLeaks founder’s argument against being extradited to face trial in a US court. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been given permission to have a full appeal over his extradition to the United States after arguing at London’s High Court that he might not be able to rely on his right to […]

Who is Mohammad Mokhber, Iran’s interim president?

Mokhber led the Iranian supreme leader’s multibillion-dollar charitable conglomerate for 14 years. By Maziar Motamedi Published On 20 May 202420 May 2024 Mohammad Mokhber is Iran’s interim president now after late President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials were confirmed killed in a helicopter crash and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved his accession to the role. […]

Gambia Media Landscape Still Problematic – local union decries

The Gambia Press Union, in marking the World Press Freedom Day this year, described media landscape in the country as one that is still a ‘problematic situation’. This year’s World Press Freedom Day commemoration coincided with the release of the World Press Freedom Index by Reporters without Borders. “The Gambia is ranked 85th out of […]

Sonko’s lawyer Appeals Against Conviction

By Sanna Camara in Zurich, Switzerland Phillipe Currat, the defense lawyer for Ousman Sonko in Switzerland has filed an appeal against the conviction of the criminal division of the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, expressing a dissatisfaction with the conclusion of the court. “On 15 May 2024, the Federal Criminal Court convicted Ousman Sonko of […]

Swiss court convicts former Interior Minister for crimes against humanity, including torture of two journalists

A court in Switzerland has convicted a Gambian former top official for crimes against humanity and has sentenced him to 20 years in prison. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the move and recalls that former president Yahya Jammeh, the main responsible of crimes committed against journalists, should now have nowhere to hide from justice.  The […]

Justice Diary of not just any day

By Federico Franchini, Lamoné, Switzerland The former Gambian Minister of Interior, Ousman Sonko, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity. A historic sentence for Switzerland, but above all for the small West African country which, not without difficulty, is trying to overcome the traumas left by the bloody dictatorship of […]

The Man Who Cracked The Kunta Kinteh Code: Enter Kebba Kanyi Fofana

By Dembo Fatty Many Gambians believe that the story of or the name of Kunta Kinteh was advanced by Alex Hayley in his book titled Roots. What was never mainstream was and still is, is the fact that the piecing together of the story that would create a young Nuiminka man enslaved and sold to […]