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    A rare Leadership trait: How the Presidency made me a ....

      By Demba Baldeh In what could be a surprising answer to a question people often wondered about, President Obama of the United States probably the world’s most difficult job once again has given being a President a human face. Many thought being a president is something extraordinary with some magical or super human means…

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    African Governments and business leaders join to launch ....

        JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 18, 2015/ — A ‘Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund’ for Africa was launched on 13th June 2015. The launch event was led by the President of the Republic of Senegal HE Macky Sall, and representatives of the Heads of States of Ethiopia and Rwanda.  The Fund will contribute to the…

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    EU To Launch Operation Against Libyan Migrant Smugglers In ....

      Addressing the Root Cause of Mass Mediterranean Deaths BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will move ahead beginning next week on a plan to disrupt the business model of human traffickers in the Mediterranean Sea, diplomats said Friday. Around 100,000 migrants have entered Europe so far this year, with some 2,000 dead or missing…

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    UPD Leader: Expulsion of EU Representative “Not in ....

    STATEMENT BY UDP LEADER, LAWYER OUSAINOU DARBOE, ON THE EXPULSION OF THE EU REPRESENTATIVE TO THE GAMBIA   For almost two weeks now, The Gambia has been on international spotlight for all the wrong reasons. First was the President’s repulsive statement to slit the throat of homosexuals….a worrying demonstration by a leader who continually threatens…

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    The Gambia: the challenge to not diverge from the ....

       By Mathew K Jallow    It was a vigorous back to back manifestation of new breath of political life. First, PDOIS held its annual Congress in Bansang and produced an ambitious 17-point plan of action. This was soon followed by the UDP’s nationwide tour, which commenced on a rather rough foot; entangled with the regime…

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    Dollar Power: Jammeh’s sinister path to a single party ....

                By Baba Galleh Jallow Traditionally, African dictators have imposed single-party states either by issuing an order banning all other parties, or by passing law in rubber stamp parliaments legitimizing the imposition of single party states. Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who has fast assumed the status of Africa’s most callous dictator,…

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    Gambia on wrong side of history

        “President of the Republic, You Must Not Kill Any More”                                Sarjo Bayang warns in September 2012 Gambian president Yahya Jammeh Published on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 conditions have not changed any better since. That being good reason to revisit the past. Gambia on wrong side of history Those familiar with the behaviour pattern…

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    PDOIS Challenges IEC on the Constitutionality of ....

      Chairman Independent Electoral Commission Bertil Harding Highway Kanifing Layout KMC Dear Sir, RE: QUESTIONING THE VALIDITY OF THE GROUNDS FOR HOLDING BY ELECTION IN BWIAM The Central Committee of PDOIS has received the following notice from the IEC: “PRESS RELEASE BWIAM BY-ELECTION Following the notification from the Brikama Area Council of the expulsion of the erstwhile…

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    Gambia Democracy Fund Donates to Diaspora Delegation to UN ....

                    GAMBIA DEMOCRACY FUND On 6/16/15, Gambia Democracy Fund (GDF) convened an emergency meeting and passed a motion to donate $1,200 for Coalition for Change Gambia to help defray the cost of travel and hotel accommodations for our comrades attending a summit in Geneva. These outstanding citizens of…

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    Persona Non Grata: Mr. Tajudeen Hussein and Tajco must ....

      About a month ago it was the Honourable Chief Justice who reportedly suffered the ignominy of being declared persona non grata and given 72 hours to leave our shores. In a similar development, and for the second time in as many years, Mr Tajudeen Hussein, of Tajco, had until 30 May to leave The…

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    Why is Yahya Jammeh angry with the whole world?

      By D. A. Jawo Most Gambians were no doubt quite taken aback when President Yahya Jammeh recently threatened to withdraw from membership of both the African Union and Ecowas, if either of the two regional blocs should be “reduced to the control of Western powers”. President Jammeh was apparently reacting to the recent aborted…

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    Operation No English

      By Baba Galleh Jallow Bla bla bla bla bla. Recently I personally expelled the so-called representative of a decadent and ungodly society – the so-called European Union – who tried to tell me about so-called human rights and the rule of so-called law and donkey opposition. They come to my country and try to…

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    Protest Rally in Las Vegas calling for release of two US ....

      The Families of the Two Missing US Citizens will be hosting a rally in Las Vegas NV on June 15th 2015 at 12.00PM in Front Of – Lloyd D, George Building (Senator Harry Reid’s Office) – 333 S Las Vegas Blvd #8016, Las Vegas NV 89101 . The purpose of the rally is to…

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    The Gambia’s Continued Arresting of Citizens: Where do we ....

          The Gambia’s Continued Arresting of Citizens: Where do we stand? By Yero Jallow Something is really interesting in today’s Gambia. As I grew up, in a traditional Africa (The Gambia), it was a “bad luck” (bad omen) to get arrested, almost the most shameful thing that could happen to one’s life. True,…

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    Exiled Gambian Muslim Cleric Invites His Torturer to ....

          As a special gesture of goodwill and teachable lessons of the true faith of Islam a Gambian exiled Muslim Cleric Sheikh BaKawsu Fofana who was arrested, detained and tortured by the Gambian authorities for almost two years has extended a special invitation to the President of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh who ordered…

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    Irreligious among Gambian Women – Opinion

      IRRELIGIOUS AMONG GAMBIAN WOMEN – OPINION As the Ramadan is getting closer, I hope Muslim communities especially Gambian communities will use this opportunity to pray and seek forgiveness from Allah for some of our ungodly things. I live in a community where women tend to spend so much money and time on ungodly things…

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    A Gambian Hypothesis

      By Baba Galleh Jallow For once, we feel some level of confidence in hypothesizing that the end is near for Yahya Jammeh. Perhaps he might live a long life. But he might just be at or near the end of his days in power. Recent trends in his increasingly erratic behavior, his irresponsible and…

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    Guinea: Strengthen freedom of assembly and expression to ....

      Amnesty International Press Release Four months before national elections in Guinea, President Alpha Condé should act to strengthen a proposed new law that could help put an end to the country’s history of violent demonstrations and reject another that could criminalise dissent, Amnesty International said today. On Tuesday a bill on maintaining public order…

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    Giving Hope to Africa’s Children

    We all know that – even in some of the rich countries of today – at the turn of the 20th century up to 30% of children never reached the age of five. Along the way, economic growth, social policy,improved health care, advances in medicine (including vaccines and immunisation) and better living conditions (such as…

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    The Gambia: Civil Unrest is the other legitimate Democratic ....

      The argument has been made that the democratic path to change in The Gambia will have to be through democratic means; such has been the line of those political leaders who have opted to take the path of the ballot box. Under the normal cause of events that would have been the right and…

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    No Reforms, No Elections Should be the Ultimatum for Jammeh

      Doing the same thing over and over again and getting the same results is the definition of insanity. As Gambia’s political tension reaches a tipping point, the Gambians opposition must hold their ground this time and demand that Jammeh accepts electoral reform or no elections will be held in Banjul come 2016. In fact…

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