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    CPJ: Will Obama’s visit boost hopes for press freedom ....

      Mission Journal: Sue Valentine/CPJ Africa Program Coordinator President Barack Obama is expected to address a range of topics when he arrives in Kenya tomorrow. The Kenyan government says it plans to discuss security and trade, while opposition parties and civil society want good governance and human rights added to the agenda, according to news…

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    The Gambia: Amnesty for what; no thank you for overdue ....

      By Mathew K Jallow A big part of the miracle of change occurs by the forces of nature; sometimes with human influence, but more often; not. It is dynamic, imperceptible and mostly irreversible; with a capacity to draw human instincts to respond to changing circumstances. In political terms, Gambia and Gambians have reached a…

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    The Warped Opinion of Andrew Rice on the Coup Attempt in ....

          The Warped Opinion of Andrew Rice on the Coup Attempt in the Gambia By Concerned Citizen The Guardian just published an article on the Dec 30 coup attempt in The Gambia written by Mr. Andrew Rice. Mr. Rice headlines his article thus: The Reckless Plot To Overthrow Africa’s Most Absurd Dictator. At…

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    Bowing Down to Pressure; We are Resolute, Step Down Jammeh!

        Bowing Down to Pressure; We are Resolute, Step Down Jammeh!! By Yero Jallow Gambia’s criminal ruler, Yaya AJJ Jammeh, came to power through a military-backed overthrow on July 22nd 1994. Since then, he stationed himself as the world’s “Pharaoh” ruling with an iron-fist, and constantly exercising power greed by violating constitutional and human…

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    Open Letter to President Jammeh

        By Baba Galleh Jallow July 23, 2015 Dear Mr. President, I am writing this open letter to you in direct response to your speech of July 22, 2015 granting amnesty to several categories of people, including those convicted of treason in The Gambia and those members of the Gambian Diaspora who have been…

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    Editorial: Presidential Pardon in Gambia a Welcome Gesture ....

      We received with mix feelings the news out of Banjul today that the President of the Gambia has extended a pardon to many citizens languishing in Jail including death row inmates. We are so excited for the hundreds of families that would potentially be reunited with their love ones. We believe this was long…

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    Gambian President Announced Pardons for Death row inmates ....

      By Solo The president of the tiny West African state of the Gambia surrounded by Senegal on all sides except the Atlantic Ocean, Yahya Jammeh, is celebrating his 21 years of military takeover of government from 1994 to date, and has today July 22nd 2015 pardoned various prisoners convicted of various crimes. The Gambian…

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    Breaking News: Gambian President declares pardon on 21st ....

      By Dbanjulist On the 21st anniversary of the 22nd July Coup, The President of the Republic of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has declared pardon for all political prisoners from 1994-2013 with conditions. Jammeh made this announcement during his statement at the 21st July 22nd anniversary in Banjul on Wednesday 22 July 2015 at the Arch 22….

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    Editorial: Time has proven Everything about July 22nd ....

      As the saying goes “time is the best teacher and judge” of events.  Today marks 21 years since the West African State of the Gambia woke up to a new dawn of military take over from junior soldiers of the Gambia National Army. The reasons advanced by the military junta in overthrowing the PPP government…

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    2015 July 22 Message To Fellow Gambians

      By The People’s Movement for Democratic Gambia Another July 22 upon us! This is 21 years and counting! Another Public Holiday! Another Celebration! Yet again tax resources of poor farm-families are put to the entertainment of Yahya and his cliques. Now more than ever we have to work hard to put an end to…

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    Thoughts on the book Kairaba

    By Fatou Jaw Manneh I was sitting in the ground-floor library of a friend’s house in Senegal when her husband gave me a copy of Kairaba, the memoir of The First President of The Gambia Alhagie Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, to read. Her ten year old son had a precocious advice for me. The book is boring, he warned…

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    Tears dropped: Putting a human face to the horror stories ....

        His story is one of hundreds if not thousands of Gambians who have suffered an unnecessary ordeal meted on them by none other than their own government. Majority of these horror stories never made it to the public space thus many are buried deep down the ocean and behind the notorious walls of…

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    A Poem: Critical Bones & Dry Tears!

          A Poem: Critical Bones & Dry Tears! Critical bones to the marrows With full loads in wheel barrows The bad workmen with their tools Quarrelling in their risky pools Hands, legs, and throats cut put For the dancehall show on stage butt Confusion roars in its loud shame Babies’ helter-skelter homely fame…

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  • EF48RW London,UK, 26th January 2015 : Gambians protested in London, Gambia, Senegal and the USA against the arbitrary arrests, detentions, tortures and executions of those who took part, and innocent their families, in the December 30th uprising against Dictator Yahya Jammeh. © See Li/Alamy Live News
    UK/Gambians’ Human Rights Symposium on Death Penalty ....

      Context This is an invitation to all concerned Human Rights activist, Organisations and Individuals to a Human Rights Symposium in the UK scheduled for the 25th of July in London. Proceedings will begin at 12:00 hrs at the Athlone Hall, Athlone Street, Kentish Town, London NW5 4LN. The main purpose of the symposium is…

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    PDOIS to Jammeh: Appointment of Lamin Nyabally as Head of ....

        SUBJECT: THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE MOTION ON THE ELECTIONS (AMENDMENT) BILL 2015 INTRODUCED BY THE HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE  The dictates of National duty, as a major stakeholder in the political process and your role in the process of promulgating a law, has compelled us to address this memorandum to you. We…

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    Abducted Gambian Journalist and Managing Editor of Teranga ....

      Gainako has confirmed that the Managing Director of a local radio station Teranga FM Mr. Alagie Ceesay has been released by his abductors – who were suspected to be the notorious National Intelligence Agency. Journalist Ceesay was picked up by plain clothes men from his home two weeks ago and was taken to an…

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    Gambia: Community radio Manager disappeared for 10 days

      ARTICLE 19 is concerned about the safety and security of Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay, the manager of Taranga FM, a community radio based in Sinchu Alhagie, a village in the Kombo North District, about 15 km from the Capital Banjul. “We are disturbed by the disappearance of Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay, who has now been missing…

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    Ending Tyranny is possible when People Believe in fighting ....

      For over twenty years, Gambians have experienced and suffered denial and violations of their basic human rights under Yaya Jammeh’s regime. Even though the severity of the violations continue to traumatize the nation and gained international condemnation, the exercise and demand for rights is still stifled by intimidation, brutality and division among opponents, all…

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    World Muslims Celebrate Night of Power!

            World Muslims Celebrate Night of Power! “Peace! …This until the rise of morn” (Abdullah Yusuf Ali, the Holy Quran 97:5, 1989). Muslims the world over are wrapping up on the holy month of fasting. This special month is accompanied with recitation of the Quran, lectures, sharing arms, and making extra worship….

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    Why ‘Powered’ Africa is Key to its Economic ....

      History teaches us that Africa will not be able to lift people out of poverty, substantially improve well-being, and reduce inequalities, if it cannot sustainably power itself. The paradox is stark. The region has stunning landscapes, scorching sun, vast water resources to produce cleaner, cheaper and widely accessible energy. Yet, today, more than 600…

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    President who describes politics as dirty lies and ....

      Warning to Gambians about deception and destruction of Yaya Jammeh By Sarjo Bayang In his deceitful attempts to blind Gambians from the truth Yaya Jammeh called politics as everything dirty, lies and most dishonest occupation. At that time soon after dislodging a lawfully elected government by force of arms in a coup that robbed…

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