GAMBIA DEMOCRATIC ACTION GROUP (GDAG) AND SAVE THE GAMBIA DEMOCRACY PROJECT ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCHING OF A NATIONAL CONFERENCE GDAG and STGDP are excited to announce the launch of a national conference dubbed GAMBIAN CONFERENCE FOR DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina from May 18, 2013 to May 19, 2013.
By Mathew K Jallow Bai Lowe’s confession was delirious and breath-taking; his narrative, gruesome and grisly. Listening to the former military officer, Bai Lowe, confess his role and involvement in the Yahya Jammeh killing machine, on Freedom Radio, at times felt surreal, like the mesmerizing chronicle of an outer-body experience that both numbed the soul and enraged the heart. Out of the blue, last week, an obscure former warrant officer in the Gambia’s military regime, Bai Lowe, became the object of headline news in the Gambia’s vibrant online media and blogosphere circuit.
March 3rd, 2013 marks three months today since Imam Baba Leigh was arrested by plain clothes officials and led to the NIA office. Imam Leigh has not been charged for any crimes, has not been arraigned before a court of law, his family and lawyers have no access to him. No one have seen or heard from Imam Leigh. What has Imam Baba Leigh done that warrants his arrest and detention for three months without charges?. What crime has he committed that is so terrifying to the government that they dare not produce him and take him to court? What crime has Imam…
By Landing Nyassi, Norway Jombo the clown as he is commonly known within his circles has a mission and his mission is to end the madness in Gambia. The madness in his beloved country has in a way seriously affected Jombo as he could be seen meditating and talking to himself on road sides and at times inattentive when he is the company of his peers thus earning him the name the clown. Although his peers have a strong conviction that he has the capacity to end the tyranny in Gambia. “There is one man holding a nation of…
By John Mukum Mbaku, Special to CNN It is now more than 20 years since pro-democracy grassroots organizations led struggles that eventually resulted in the overthrow of long-serving authoritarian regimes in many countries in Africa. Since the 1990s, there have been significant improvements in the transition to democratic governance in Africa. However, there have also been some major reversals.
Late Momodou Jatta The family, friends, AGERA and the entire Atlanta community wish to inform all on the sudden death of a father, husband and brother of many – Mr. Momodou Jatta. This sad incident occurred at his residence in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. His dead body was reportedly found at his apartment complex on Friday, February 22, 2013. According to information received, the motive was suspected to be a robbery.
By Baba Galleh Jallow Second Genamin Gyant DaMidget had an unusual problem, a problem that would just not go away, a problem that gnawed at his entrails day in and day out, a problem that stuck to his soul like a giant leech with iron teeth; an all-consuming problem that threatened to blow DaMidget’s head off his shoulders. Yet, it was not a problem he could touch or solve. It was a problem lodged deep in his psyche, a problem that engulfed his being like the very skin of his flesh; a problem born of his choice to be a…
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — They bound his hands to the rear of a van, and then sped off, dragging the slender taxi driver along the pavement as a crowd of onlookers shouted in dismay. The man was later found dead. A gut-wrenching video of the scene is all the more disturbing because the men who abused the Mozambican immigrant were uniformed South African police officers and the van was a marked police vehicle.
REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS & GOOGLE PRESS RELEASE 28.02.2013 2013 Netizen Prize Internet users invited to vote for “Netizen of the Year” Vote online List of 2013 nominees Two billion people worldwide now have Internet access but a third of them lack access to an Internet that is free and open to all because of government censorship, filtering and online surveillance. Around 180 citizen-journalists, bloggers and other netizens are currently in prison because of their online activity.
By Ebraima (Ebou) Manneh hWhen the news reached us that Dr Faal had passed away, the effect was a thunder clap, one of incredulity, one of shock and consternation. Jack the fighter was no more. He had fought against illness for some time and he has finally lost the battle. It was in the Indian hospital, to where he was taken for specialist treatment, that the sad event occurred and we who knew and cherished his company, his intellect, his candor and vivacity are worst off for it.