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    Fatou Jaw Manneh –Dame of the Flaming Pen.

      Fatou Jaw-Manneh is a Gambian journalist and activist who received political asylum from the United States in 1994 and has lived in the U.S. ever since. She is a well-known member of the Gambian community in the U.S. and runs the popular news and politics website Maafanta.com.[1] She was the first female reporter at…

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    A United States of Africa? Not Yet

    An August summit in Washington aims to take some modest steps toward an old dream. The journalist and Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey wrote a poem about it. The reggae great Bob Marley sang about it. And the Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi poured his oil wealth into it. But none lived to see a United…

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    DUGA’s July 22 ‘DE-COMMEMORATION STATEMENT’

    Twenty years of Jammeh’s tyranny has dawned upon our beloved Gambia!  Since that infamous day of July 22, 1994, many have been unwavering, whether publicly or silently in the stance that Jammeh and his Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council (AFPRC) would hinder progress and freedom for the Gambia, and put the country on the wrong…

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    20 Years after coup, media freedom in the Gambia remains in crisis

      22 JULY 2014, WINDHOEK NAMIBIA – Today marks the 20th anniversary of the bloodless coup, which instated Yahya Jammeh as President of the Gambia. Often referred to as Africa’s last dictatorship, the Gambia is one of the most repressive States on the continent. On this significant anniversary, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) joins civil society…

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    And a good man died: A Tribute to Dr. Babou Ousman Jobe

      By Dr. Katim S. Touray Dr. Babou Ousman Jobe, former Director General (DG) of the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) died. He was 54 years old. To say that Dr. Jobe’s death, following an illness, was a big loss to our nation is a huge understatement. Physically, Dr. Jobe was an almost diminutive man,…

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    Condolence for the passing away of the late Alhagie Ebrima Momodou Mbenga

      On the occasion of the passing away of Ousainou Mbenga’s father, Alhagie Ebrima Momodou Mbenga, members of the GCC wish to extend their heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to you and your family for this great loss of your father. GCC is further saddened by the fact that due to your activities in fighting…

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    Gambia Blind Risk Development Vision 2020 is Complete Failure     

     Dead Idea Laid to Rest 1994-2014   By Sarjo Bayang* Those who keep on doubting the failure of Gambia fantasised Vision 2020 development promise can now wake up from the spell of deception that Yaya Jammeh cast over them so long. It is already 20 years since Jammeh and his military gang members took up…

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    A Deal to The President and the Gambian people for Peace, Love, and Country.

      By Momodou Njai As today marks 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 concerns and proposals that would benefit the Gambian people and Gambia as a whole. I also thank you and your…

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    Amnesty International: The Gambia: Activists marks 20 years of Iron Fist Repression

         AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Press Release EMBARGO – 22 July 2014 – 00.01 BST The Gambia: Activists mark 20 years of iron fisted repression The Gambian government must abolish the laws and iron fisted practices that have resulted in two decades of widespread human rights violations, Amnesty International said as it joined forces with other…

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    The Struggle has enlightened us, not brought us down

      By Ousman Gorrmack   Recently, the president of Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC), Alhaji Momodou Lamin Touray said that no Muslim should dislike Yaya Jammeh because of what he’s done to spread Islam in the country. Now, one would think that the online community’s vitriolic reaction to this statement was to be expected given…

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