Author: Gainako

By Momodou Ndow After rejecting the Junta’s offer to be their Attorney General a few times, Fafa Mbye finally accepted their offer to serve with the persuasion of some elders yukor sopa toropp! But his acceptance came with some conditions, which he outlined in two MOU’s he wrote. They were between himself and the AFPRC. He wrote them after his meeting with the Junta, because he deemed it necessary to have an agreement with them to be signed by all parties. Goloh signed on behalf of the Junta. In both MOUs, Fafa focused on five major things; his commitment to…

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Yesterday the President of the Young Journalist Association of the Gambia and a Foroyaa Newspaper court reporter was assaulted by a Prison Guard outside the courtroom. The alleged assault has seen a press release issued by the country’s apex media institution the Gambia Press Union. In a follow up to the Gambia Press Union the Gambia’s Young Journalists Association have issued this press statement condemning the attack on their President Yankuba Jallow. YJAG CONDEMNS ASSAULT ON YANKUBA JALLOW, FOROYAA REPORTER BY SOME PRISON WARDENS! The Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) condemns the recent assault meted out on its…

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The Gambia Press Union issued a press statement on the assault of a Foroyaa Newspaper court reporter named Yankuba Jallow by Prison Guards after taking pictures of National Intelligence Officers outside the courtroom. It can be recalled that another Foroyaa Journalist, Kebba Jeffang was assaulted at a joint Political Party press conference back in 2017. Below is the press release from the Gambia Press Union. GPU Appalled by Physical Harassment, Verbal Assault on Foroyaa Reporter The Gambia Press Union is appalled with the news of physical harassment and verbal assault meted out on one of its members, Yankuba Jallow, a…

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English Football’s leading domestic competition, has issued a statement condemning the proposal for a European Super League which will see the best Premier League teams join a breakaway competition to rival the UEFA Champions League. The six Premier League teams been linked to the Super League are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham. Below is the Statement from the Premier League on the Super League. The Premier League condemns any proposal that attacks the principles of open competition and sporting merit which are at the heart of the domestic and European football pyramid. Fans of any club…

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A statement by UEFA and European Domestic League Associations has condemned the proposal for a closed European Super League which will rival the UEFA Champions League and change the Football Pyramid structure of European Football. Below is the statement. Statement by UEFA, the English Football Association, the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), LaLiga, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and Lega Serie A UEFA, the English Football Association and the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and LaLiga, and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and Lega Serie A have learned that a few English, Spanish and…

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By Philip Saine The Gambia has from time immemorial observed the months of Holy Ramadan and Lenten Seasons. Able citizens observed their religious duties unhindered and did so without requesting for special earthly rewards. Men doing hard manual tasks namely farming, digging, shovelling gravel and sand would not dodge their work activities but rather considered it extra penance to be rewarded by the Creator.  Farmers and gardeners tilled the soil regardless of the month of Ramadan. Employers and employees in urban areas amicably allowed for service to God and to man. The State did not interfere and did not impose…

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By Gainako Online News One Fatu Camara of Foni Sintet, has revealed how her rights were violated during former President Yahya Jammeh’s Dictatorship. In an exclusive interview with Gainako, 65-year-old Fatu, explained how she was forced to drink a toxic concoction known locally as “Kubejareh” which has affected her health for over a decade now. Fatou says she hasn’t been able to do anything for herself and has been bed ridden since her encounter with Witch Hunters ordered to purge the Foni of witches. In 2009 numerous residents of Foni Sintet were arbitrarily arrested under bizarre accusations of being witches.…

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The Gambia’s Minister of Defence, Hon. Sheikh Omar Faye published this statement clarifying comments he made on the popular Online show “For the People By the People” on Sunday 4th April 2021. Below is the statement as published by the Ministry of Defence. CLARIFICATION ON THE REMARKS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF DEFENCE AMBASSADOR SHEIKH OMAR FAYE ON THE ‘FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE’ SHOW The attention of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) was drawn to several social media comments about the remarks made by the Honourable Minister of Defence (Hon MOD), Ambassador Sheikh Omar Faye on the “For…

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A press release issued by the Gambia’s Center for Victims of Human Rights Violations has condemned the statement of the Minister of Defence on a popular online show “For the People By the People”. Below is the statement as issued by the Victims Center. Subject: Condemnation of the statement made by the Minister of Defence, Hon. Sheikh Omar Faye on the “For the People By the People Show” The Gambia Center for Victims of Human Rights Violations is deeply concerned and highly disappointed by the recent remarks made by the Minister of Defence, Hon. Sheikh Omar Faye on the 4th…

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By Peace Hub the Gambia (PHTG) Peace Hub the Gambia (PHTG), a peacebuilding and social cohesion organization last week held a Community Dialogue on Peace in communities in the Upper River Region, Central River Region and the North Bank Region, respectively, with support from the UN Peacebuilding Fund through UNFPA The Gambia. The Community Dialogue on Peace and Inclusion, which targets to a greater extent, women, young people and marginalized groups are part of the organization’s activities to be implemented under the UNFPA’s “Gambia Youth Programming” for the year 2021. The activity, aimed at creating a safe space for members…

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