Author: Gainako

(BBC) Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has died, his vice-president has announced. Mr Chavez had been seriously ill with cancer for more than a year, undergoing several operations in Cuba, and had not been seen in public for several months. Nicolas Maduro made the announcement on Tuesday evening, flanked by political and military leaders. Earlier, he said the 58-year-old Venezuelan leader had a new, severe respiratory infection and had entered “his most difficult hours”. He also announced the government had expelled two US diplomats from the country for spying on Venezuela’s military.

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Great! I am the first person to openly write (see my article on Rita Edochie’s Gambian Nollywood Charade below) that „…As President Jammeh is about to clock 20 years in power, the most reasonable cinematographic way of doing justice to his image is by producing an international standard and propaganda-free biopic on him, be it a documentary or fiction…. Yes the copy-cats who are reading will not hesitate to steal my this idea and then sell it to President Jammeh through some of his trusted inner circle members. You lazy thieves! That said, the reality is that some of these…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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