Imam Baba Leigh says was ‘continuously tortured in prison’

One of the defining characteristics of Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule in The Gambia was a widespread fear of speaking out.  Those that dared to criticise the repressive regime knew they would likely be intimidated, arrested, or even disappeared. This was enough to persuade most to keep quiet; but not all.  Baba Leigh, chief Imam of […]

DARBOE: I DO NOT DICTATE BARROW

By Lamin Cham Despite widespread assumptions that as the godfather of President Barrow he is the de factor leader of the country, Ousainou Darboe, leader of the United Democratic Party has told the BBC that he has never dictated anything to President Barrow. Barrow resigned from the UDP to contest on a coalition ticket in […]

OUSMAN SONKO EXTRADITED?

  Over the past few days rumours have been rife in The Gambia that the one-time powerful and long term former Interior minister in the Jammeh regime Ousman Sonko, who has been in detention in Switzerland, has been sent back to the Gambia. According to reports Mr Sonko was extradited after the Gambian authorities expressed […]

GTSC, Senegalese counterpart sign MOU

In pursuit of its strategic objective of being a leader in the transportation industry within the sub-region and fostering collaboration with key partners, Gambia Transport Service Company (GTSC) on Friday, 21 April, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with its Senegalese counterpart called Dakar Dem Dick. A GTSC press release stated that the initiative had […]

Police car accident takes one life, injures 12 officers

Ten personnel of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU), one soldier and an immigration officer were “seriously injured” when their patrol vehicle somersaulted at a village near Mansakonko in Lower River Region on Friday, the police spokesman said. In addition, the driver of the police patrol vehicle, Sergeant Faal, was pronounced dead at Soma Major Health […]

WHEN WILL 24 APRIL BE COMMEMORATED AS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY?

24 April 1970 is the birthday of the republic. Between 18 February 1965 and 24 April 1970 The Gambia was a constitutional monarchy. It had the right to self-determination and independence and did not exercise the right to free itself from being under the rule of the queen of England who was still represented in […]

THE STATE AND JAMMEH’S PROPERTIES

Jammeh’s properties appear to be guarded by Gambian security forces. The way the political impasse came to an end in The Gambia is somewhat miraculous. This is why some people tend to forget what had really happened. Two scenarios were possible. The Gaddafi scenario where war will break out and the army split into warring […]