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    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Claims Personal Ownership of the nation

       Jammeh DEKABEH MA KO MOM (Translation – I own the country”) Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has claimed personal ownership of the small West African Nation of the Gambia. He made these claims in a televised address to religious leaders of the country on the eve of Eid Al-Fitr (celebration of end of Ramadan). He was…

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    The Gambia: too late for committees, and too early for celebration

       By Mathew K Jallow  If there is a revealing consistency in the Gambia’s struggle for political liberty, it is the collective inability to intelligently analyze the contemporaneous political situations at various points over time in order to craft exigent responses to their egregious human rights abuses. The tepidity with which Gambians at home have…

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    The Ebou Jallow interview – An Observation..

      By: Kaba Sallah   Pa Nderry Mbye of Freedom newspaper Online, recently scored two long and interesting interviews with Captain Ebou Jallow, the first spokesperson of the Yaya Jammeh Military junta. Ebou Jallow was the face and voice of the military junta early on in 1994. Captain Jallow was also the first high profile…

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    Liberia And The U.S.  — In Historical Perspective 

        By Sainey  Faye  JULY 26TH, 1847 …..On this date Liberia becomes Independent, the second only to Ethiopia to have political Independence. It was settled by African slaves returning home from chattel slavery from the U.S.A., with help from the American Colonization Society (ACS).This society advocated the return or repatriation of Africans who were…

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    Tolerating dictatorship is a moral weakness

        By Ebrima Manneh Tolerating injustice and abuse has seemingly become a norm in The Gambia. In most progressive and humane societies, bad governance is greeted with defiance. I find it abnormal for people to endure being oppressed this long without putting up a resistance. This has been the reality and way of life…

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    Petition to Disinvite Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

    Petition to Disinvite Gambian President Yahya Jammeh We the undersigned are Citizens and Friends of The Gambia. We call on President Obama to rescind the invitation to Yahya Jammeh for the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC from August 4-6, 2014. We the undersigned are Citizens and Friends of The Gambia. We call on President…

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    Young Gambian activist offers to mediate between President Jammeh and Gambian activists

        Office of the President State House The Gambia 07/24/2014 Your Excellency President Yahya A,J,J. Jammeh, As we just ushered in to the 20th anniversary since you came into power, I thank you and the First Lady Madame Zeinab Jammeh for giving me this opportunity to share with you my sincere approach towards a peaceful…

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    Back Into Slavery: West Africa Signs Economic Partnership Agreement With Europe

      AFRICANGLOBE - In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for trade Karel De Gucht, the heads of 16 West African states yesterday decided to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union. “I am a firm believer in expanding our cooperation with Africa, a thriving continent full of opportunities. A partnership of equals with Africa has been one…

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    US – Africa Summit Must Listen To Voices Of The people

      E. Gyimah Boadi of Ghana’s Center for Democratic Development says the vast majority of Africans who prefer democracy over authoritarian regimes deserve to be heard at the forthcoming U.S.-Africa Summit convened by President Barack Obama.  The child kidnappings by Boko Haram have done a great deal for Africa’s critics and its strongmen. Legitimate concerns about security…

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    My Reflection of the July 22nd Take Over

      The 20th Year Of The July 22 1994 Take Over On July 22nd 1994 (20 years ago) Yahya with fellow junior soldiers of The Gambia National Army overthrew Jawara and his seemingly indispensable People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government out of Banjul.  This was after almost 30 years in the dugout in Banjul but not…

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    Gambian Movement for Democracy and Development Condemns July 22nd Celebration

      Gambian Movement for Democracy and Development (GMDD) condemn in the strongest terms the Government of President Yahya Jammeh celebrating the July, 22nd 1994 Coup D’etat and call for the Restoration of Genuine Democracy and end Dictatorship in The Gambia:Gambians, friends of the Gambia, Democratic Governments and Human Rights Organizations worldwide are hereby called upon…

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