Author: Edrissa Jallow

Edrissa Jallow is a journalist with over three years of experience working for two online media platforms. Mr Jallow joined Gainako News during the Nomination process for the December 2021 Presidential Elections. Since joining Gainako, Mr Jallow has published over 50 stories in less than a year. He is currently a final year student at the Media Academy for Journalism and Communications (MAJaC), a leading journalism training institution in The Gambia. Mr Jallow is currently the Project Manager of The Gambia Parliamentary Newsletter and reports extensively on Parliamentary proceedings.

By Edrissa Jallow The Gambia held its Presidential Elections on Saturday 4th December 2021 to elect its next President for the next 5 years. Current Incumbent President Adama Barrow came into power in 2016 after defeating former President Yahya Jammeh of the APRC who’s currently in exile at Equatorial Guinea and Hon Mama Kandeh who defected from the APRC to create his newly formed party GDC. Even though then UDP’s Adama Barrow had lost at the National Assembly elections to Hon Mama Kandeh, then of APRC, Hon Kandeh’s Presidential Bid claimed a lot of votes from APRC which paved the…

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By Edrissa Jallow The Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) Mr Norbert Neuser informed the media that they trust the state Authorities, Political Parties and all Presidential Candidates will play their part in promoting a credible and peaceful 4th December 2021 Presidential election in The Gambia. “We will observe the pre-election phase as well as the voting, counting and tabulation process. The EU EOM will provide a comprehensive assessment of the entire electoral process and provide recommendations for future elections. We stick strictly to our mandate of non-interference and neutrality. Our mission is here to…

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By Edrissa Jallow The Gambia’s Inter-Party Committee (IPC) held a press conference to announce that another six (6) political parties have signed the Janjanbureh Peace Accord after twelve (12) parties were announced to have signed the Peace Pledge on 26th October 2021. The IPC made this announcement on Saturday 6th November 2021 on the same day that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced that only six (6) Presidential Candidates qualified for the 4th December 2021 Presidential Elections. Gainako had published the entire Janjanbureh Peace Accord online and informed its readers that the six parties which failed to sign the Peace…

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By Edrissa Jallow and Yusef Taylor The leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), Hon Mama Kandeh has gone into an agreement with a fringe group from the APRC called “No to Alliance Movement” which is against the Alliance between President Adama Barrow’s National Peoples Party (NPP) and Fabakary Tombong Jatta’s lead Association for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC). In a shocking turn of events, former President Jammeh reneged against the NPP-APRC Alliance and attempted to replace the APRC Executive while in exile at Equatorial Guinea. This resulted in the “No to Alliance Movement” backing the GDC. It can be…

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By Edrissa Jallow and Yusef Taylor Current President Adama Barrow’s National People’s Party (NPP) has gone into a Coalition with former President Jammeh’s party the Association for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) placing significant doubt on the implementation of the Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC). President Barrow took over from former President Jammeh in January 2017 after regional forces were invited to secure his peaceful transition from a reluctant Yahya Jammeh whose term had expired after losing elections in December 2016. Since then, former President Jammeh has been in exile in Equatorial Guinea following high-level diplomatic negotiations between…

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