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    Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze as protesters stormed ....

      Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule have set fire to parliament. Correspondents say the city hall and ruling party headquarters are also in flames. A huge crowd is surging towards the presidential palace and the main airport has been shut. MPs have suspended a vote…

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    Zambia’s president Michael Sata dies in London; White ....

          Zambia’s New Interim President Guy Scott The Zambian president, Michael Sata, has died in London where he was being treated in a private hospital for an undisclosed illness, the Zambian government has confirmed. Sata died shortly after 11pm on Tuesday at London’s King Edward VII hospital, the cabinet secretary Roland Msiska said in…

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    Amnesty International: Gambia must heed UN warning to ....

    The Gambian authorities must heed a warning from the international community about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country, Amnesty International said today. This morning, 62 countries took the floor at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva to urge Gambia to promote and protect human rights. Concerns voiced by UN member…

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    Africa’s Citizens need a More Transparent Commodities ....

      Presentation By Edward Harris, Head of Communications, Africa Progress Panel   Thank you for the introduction, Peter, and for this opportunity to talk. I am going to focus my comments on oil, gas, and minerals in Africa, which, by some estimates, holds about a third of the world’s mineral reserves, and even higher proportions…

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    The World pays more attention to Gambia’s Rights ....

      Countries around the world has signaled that they are paying more attention to Gambia’s two decades of dismal human rights records and governing issues than articulated. This strong message was sent to Gambian authorities when they appeared before the United Nations Period Review on Human Rights and good governance in Geneva Switzerland. The Jammeh…

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    The Gambia: Appalling human rights record under scrutiny by ....

      As The Gambia goes through its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council, ARTICLE 19 calls for concerted regional and international efforts to stop the violent repression against free voices and end impunity. “ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned about the lack of public space for citizens and the media in The…

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    Dictators are like natural disasters to world citizens: ....

    Fatou Jaw Manneh’s Interview with the Norwegian Olso Times   Political Activist and Gambian journalist Fatou Jaw Manneh, in conversation with the Editor-in-Chief of The Oslo Times International News Network,Hatef Mokhtar, at the Oslo Freedom Forum, on 22 October. Fatou Jaw Manneh is a refugee, currently living in Arizona, USA. She has lived in America…

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    Gambian Christians Have Been Systematically Marginalized By ....

      By Lawrence Jabang Kindness and weakness are never the same and will never be the same. Unfortunately, they are too often confused. It’s a known fact that there  always comes a time when each would need to paddle his/her own canoe. Therefore, it is long overdue for Gambian Christians to demonstrate that their ‘kindness’…

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    The Gambia: Pivoting Yahya Jammeh bigotry from severe civil ....

      By Mathew K Jallow   This week, Gambia’s military regime is mandated to appear before the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to perform an absolutely impossible tap dance; defend its less than stellar; in fact, downright horrendous human rights record. Ideally, the plethora of Gambian civil society organizations, speaking in one voice, ought…

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    Former NCP Strongman Foday Makalo has Died

      Sad news reaching Gainako from our sister network the American Street News (ASN) has it that former NCP strongman Hon Foday Makalo has died. Mr. Makalo was 67 and reportedly died in Dakar today Sunday October 26th after a brief illness.  Mr. Makalo’s demise came more than 10 years after his controversial disappearance in…

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    Fatou Jaw Manneh: Gambia’s Silenced Dissident

      By Fatou Jaw Manneh I am a refugee, currently living in Arizona, USA. I have lived in America for more than 10 years. Earlier in my life, I was a reporter in my country Gambia, once called the “smiling coast of Africa.” In 1994, my peaceful country descended into a brutal dictatorship when Yahya…

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    Policy Failure is Largely Responsible for Collapse of ....

      Sarjo Bayang seeks to raise the bar higher Where systematic dispensation is lacking there human capital capability, efficiency and effectiveness can be seriously undermined. Optimal utilisation of policy instruments and good governance are key requirements for sustainable organisational development and institution building. Efficiency and effectiveness cannot be properly determined without having systems and performance…

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    The Last Speech of Mu’ummar Qaddafi; A Lesson for ....

    In the name of Allah, the …beneficent, the merciful… For 40 years, or was it longer, I can’t remember, I did all I could to give people houses, hospitals, schools, and when they were hungry, I gave them food. I even made Benghazi into farmland from the desert, I stood up to attacks from that…

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    Pan-African Perspectives: Who Was Thomas Sankara?

      Thomas Sankara and the Assassination of Africa’s Memory Thomas Sankara was Burkina Faso’s president from August 1983 until his assassination on October 15, 1987. Perhaps, more than any other African president in living memory, Thomas Sankara, in four years, transformed Burkina Faso from a poor country, dependent on aid, to an economically independent and…

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    Op-Ed: Ebola, and Gambia’s Alarming Death Rate: A Recipe ....

      The frequency with which adult Gambians die from preventable diseases, such as malaria, diabetes, or hypertension, is simply alarming. Hardly a week goes by without another obituary- reports of sudden death or collapse of citizens from all walks-of-life. Gambia’s “Teaching Hospital,” as well as other “hospitals” strewn around the country, remain death-traps from which…

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    Should President Jammeh take the witness stand on ....

                        Act of Vengeance against citizens Gambia has woken up yet to another outrageous case of witch hunt and vengeance by nobody but the President of the country Yahya Jammeh. It is like a shock and awe that has hit the very bottom of travesty of…

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    Christina Jatta a Spark for the Revolution: A Poem

      A POEM FOR CHRISTIANA JATTA By: Ousainou Mbenga A SPARK FOR THE REVOLUTION With a spark of youthful arrogance, audacity, courage Atop a defying confidence; you jolted GRTS into disbelieve Mouths dropped, eyes popped and hearts raced In awe to your fed – up bravery with calculated temerity For once, GRTS ceased to be…

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    The Gambia’s human rights record to be reviewed by ....

      GENEVA (23 October 2014) – The Gambia’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the second time on  Tuesday 28 October 2014 in a meeting that will be webcast live. The Gambia is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the…

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    Breaking News: Mali Confirms first Ebola Case

      BAMAKO, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola on Thursday, becoming the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the haemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 4,900 people. Mali’s Health Minister Ousmane Kone told state television that the patient in the western town…

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    Former SG Momodou Sabally faces more charges

      The office of the director of public prosecutions yesterday filed an amended additional-count charge sheet against former Secretary General and Minister for Presidential Affairs Momodou Sabally, at the Banjul High Court before Justice M. Abdoulahi. Sabally now faces an eight-count charge, which includes economic crime, abuse of office, neglecting official duty and giving false…

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    An Escape That Never Was – How Rambo Bribed His Way Out ....

      If you could all recall, we were all some few years ago made to believe by President Jammeh that Rambo who was jailed as a co-conspirator in the treason case involving Lang Tombong and Co, had escaped from the Mile 2 Prisons.  At the time, press release after press release urged people to inform…

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