Author: Sam Phatey

Gambia’s truth commission to start hearings in September
Justice & Rights

Gambia’s truth commission to start hearings in September

Gambia’s anticipated truth and reconciliation commission will start hearing from victims and their alleged abusers in September as spats between affected families and relatives of those being prosecuted for human rights abuses increase. Former President Yahya Jammeh’s regime frequently committed serious human rights violations including arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, and […]

Absence of VP puts national security at risk: DWG
National

Absence of VP puts national security at risk: DWG

The continued absence of a vice president in President Adama Barrow’s cabinet dangerously incapacitates the National Security Council and puts at risk national security, a pro-democracy group, Democracy Watch Gambia says. Gambia’s constitution requires that a National Security Council be established and the Vice President heads the council. The vacancy […]

Gambian woman arrested in London’s anti-terror raid
News

Gambian woman arrested in London’s anti-terror raid

British anti-terror police have arrested a Gambian woman with links to the London Westminister attack that has killed at least five people. Police say they have arrested 39-year-old Rohey Hydara was married to the British-born attacker, Khalid Masood, who was known to British intelligence agency, MI5 as a suspected terrorist. […]

Gambia: man dies after being abused by police
National

Gambia: man dies after being abused by police

A Gambian man is reported dead shortly after being mistreated by undercover police officers in the Gambia, his family members report. El Hadrami Mohameden Zayid died on Tuesday after police officers were seen dragging him outside his home, his wife Isatou Jallow said. Eyewitnesses say at least seven police officers […]