Author: Sam Phatey

Gen. Bargie says the military has no poison powder
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Gen. Bargie says the military has no poison powder

Gambia’s military chief Lt. Gen. Ousman Bargie said the army has no chemical or biological agent in its inventory. Military intelligence sources reported that West African troops who cleared and secured the presidential compound in Banjul found toxic chemical powder stuffed in the air conditioning units after former President Yahya […]

ECOMIG command to start vetting Gambia’s army
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ECOMIG command to start vetting Gambia’s army

West African military generals will be making a careful examination of the Gambia’s army as part of President Adama Barrow military reform program. The vetting will help identify who is the military’s senior leaders is suitable for what job and ensure trustworthiness. Gambia’s military chief Lt. Gen. Ousman Bargie said […]

Gambia’s army in need of technical aid
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Gambia’s army in need of technical aid

Gambia’s military will need technical aid, said its new Commander-in-Chief Adama Barrow as part of efforts to reform the security services. The army’s reputation of aiding former autocratic ruler Yahya Jammeh and human rights abuses led to the deployment of more than 4,000 West African troops to uphold the country’s […]