Author: Sam Phatey

ECOWAS leaders concerned about worsening Gambian situation
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ECOWAS leaders concerned about worsening Gambian situation

ECOWAS leaders that met in Nigeria’s capital Abuja expressed concerns about the worsening security situation, the crackdown on the media and arrest of pro-democracy campaigners. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said he had received disturbing information regarding The Gambia after new emerged that defeated President Yahya Jammeh was actively recruiting rebel […]

Senegal may see its worst refugee crisis
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Senegal may see its worst refugee crisis

Senegal may see itself dealing with a refugee crisis if President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia fails to step down next week at the end of his term. An alarming number of Gambians and foreign nationals are leaving the Gambia amid fear of violence and ECOWAS military intervention as the […]

Gambia: Seedy Njie is new information minister
National

Gambia: Seedy Njie is new information minister

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has appointed National Assembly Member Seedy SK Njie as minister of information just weeks before Jammeh’s mandate expires. Former Information Minister Sheriff Bojang resigned and fled the country to Dakar, the capital of neighboring Senegal where he is expected to give a statement in the coming […]

Yankuba Colley accuses bar association of bias
National

Yankuba Colley accuses bar association of bias

Yankuba Colley, Mayor of the Kanifing Municipality and Organizing Secretary of the ruling APRC party is accusing the Gambia Bar Association of being biased. The Gambia Bar Association had asked Jammeh to step down and is boycotting the courts until power is handed over to the locally-backed President-elect Adama Barrow. […]

APRC deny so-called plan to spark violence
Politics

APRC deny so-called plan to spark violence

The Gambia’s defeated ruling APRC has denied reports that it was planning to turn a peaceful gathering of its supporters at the Supreme Court violent by distributing pro-coalition t-shirts outside the court. Opposition supporters in the diaspora said they had received intelligence that on Tuesday, Adama Barrow t-shirts will be […]