Author: Sam Phatey

Gambia’s new leader met with hugs not protest
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Gambia’s new leader met with hugs not protest

The last time a Gambian president was in New York for a meeting at the UN, his hotel was jampacked with protesters chanting “free Gambia!” Security was tight, extra secret service personnel deployed and New York police tried to barricade angry protesters demanding then President Yahya Jammeh to leave power […]

Gambia’s army transported Jammeh’s illegal minerals
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Gambia’s army transported Jammeh’s illegal minerals

Gambia’s military helped its former commander-in-chief, Yahya Jammeh to transport tons of minerals illegally mined and shipped out of the country to China. At least 50,000 tons of minerals, mostly rutile, zircon, and ilmenite were transported for Jammeh from mines across the country and loaded into 40ft containers. Some of […]

Gambia College lecturers to go on strike
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Gambia College lecturers to go on strike

Teachers at the Gambia College have cautioned authorities that they will boycott classes if demands for wage increases and better working conditions are not met. The instructors demanded a 45 percent increase in teaching allowance, being allowed a representative in the Senior Management Team and the Governing Council, and have […]

Banjul’s broken infrastructure needs urgent fixing
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Banjul’s broken infrastructure needs urgent fixing

Decades of wear, tear, and insufficient investment has already caught up with the Gambia’s island capital, Banjul. The city’s infrastructure is completely broken. Simply put it, the small West African nation’s capital is so decapitated stagnant water after rains look like small lakes and clogged gutters leave behind hazardous smells. […]