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EXCLUSIVE ESSA BOKARR SATURDAY YONN WEE SHOW – YAHYA JAMMEH UNILATERALLY DECIDES TO INCREASE TARIFFS FOR SENEGALESE TRANSPORTERS AND ARRESTED SOME DRIVERS. COINCIDENCE BETWEEN ATTACKS IN CASAMANCE AND THE INCREASE OF FERRY TARIFFS WHEN THE GAMBIA CANNOT PAY SALARIES SPEAKS VOLUMES.

  EXCLUSIVE ESSA BOKARR SATURDAY YONN WEE SHOW – YAHYA JAMMEH UNILATERALLY DECIDES TO INCREASE TARIFFS FOR SENEGALESE TRANSPORTERS AND ARRESTED SOME DRIVERS. COINCIDENCE BETWEEN ATTACKS IN CASAMANCE AND THE INCREASE OF FERRY TARIFFS WHEN THE GAMBIA CANNOT PAY SALARIES SPEAKS VOLUMES. WORST OF ALL GAMBIAN FARMERS ARE SELLING THEIR NUTS TO SENEGAL. VERY SOON THE GAMBIA GOVERNMENT WILL SCALE DOWN THE ARMY,POLICE AND CIVIL SERVICE. THE SAND BEING MINED AT SANYANG AND OTHER AREAS COULD HAVE SUBSIDIZED MANY DEPARTMENTS BUT THE MONEY IS BEING USED TO MAINTAIN ZEINBA JAMMEH’S LIFE STYLE WHILE HER DAUGHTER ATTENDS AN EXPENSIVE SCHOOL IN NEW YORK AND YAHYA IS  USING THE REST TO FORNICATE WITH YOUNG GAMBIAN GIRLS. 11: 30PM NEW YORK TIME,4 :30PM BANJUL TIME FEBRUARY 13TH 2016.


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Dictator Yahya Jammeh’s moneymaking venture is driving him crazy, the Freedom Newspaper can report. Gambia’s neighbors Senegal, are also at Jammeh’s disposal for economic abuse and exploitation. Jammeh has introduced a new border crossover tariff for Senegalese motorists. The new tariff is just too exorbitant.

Dictator Yahya Jammeh’s moneymaking venture is driving him crazy, the Freedom Newspaper can report.  Gambia’s neighbors Senegal, are also at Jammeh’s disposal for economic abuse and exploitation. Jammeh has introduced a new border crossover tariff for Senegalese motorists. The new tariff is just too exorbitant. Senegalese motorists intending to cross over to The Gambia from Karang to Amdali, are now required to pay D27, 000 dalasi or otherwise they wouldn’t be allowed to cross to The Gambia.  The new tariff is causing an unease on the border side. An unspecified number of vehicles have been rendered stranded along border on the Senegalese end. The dictator unilaterally increased the tariff without consulting the Senegalese government. Senegalese commercial vehicles have been hard hit by the new tariff regime imposed by dictator Jammeh. The Freedom Newspaper had earlier reported about the difficulties the Senegalese motorists are experiencing along border. The recent tariff increment is likely to cause diplomatic tensions between The Gambia and Senegal. Yahya Jammeh has once again violated the ECOWAS protocol promoting the free movement of goods and people. Both Senegal and The Gambia are members of ECOWAS. Source : Freedomnewspaper


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Former Lands Minister and Co trial set for judgment

  The trial of Lamin Waa Juwara, former Lands Minister, and two others was yesterday set for judgment at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before acting principal magistrate M.S. Jallow. The other accused persons are Tamsir Onasis Conteh, a businessman, and Hamidou Jallow, principal lands and valuation officer at the said ministry. Adopting the briefs yesterday, the state prosecutor Babuccar Drammeh, said he was applying to adopt the prosecution’s briefs dated 30 December 2015 and filed on 31 December 2015, and the prosecution was relying on the points of law cited during the trial. He said he had filed the replied on points of law on 8 February 2016 and the prosecution was, therefore, urging the court to convict the accused persons accordingly. Defence counsel Abdoulie Sissoho said that on behalf of the first accused person, he wished to adopt his briefs dated 1 February 2016, and filed on the same day. He also said he wished to adopt the briefs on behalf of the second and third accused persons dated 3 February 2016 and filed the same day. The defence, therefore, urged the court to acquit and discharge the accused accordingly. Barrister Sissoho pointed out that the defence relied on all the paragraphs in their briefs on behalf of the accused persons. The case was then adjourned until 14 March 2016 for judgment. Author: Bakary Samateh Source: Thepoint


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Gov’t urged to adhere to technicians’ advice on domestic debt

  Hon. Samba Jallow, National Assembly member for Niamina Dankunku and the Minority Leader, has called on the government to adhere or take the advice of its technicians regarding domestic debt, “if not it would always continue to rise”. Hon. Jallow made the comment recently at the joint session of the Public Accounts Committee and Public Enterprises Committee (PAC/PEC) of the National Assembly, during the debate on the Central Bank of The Gambia activity and financial report for 2014. He said The Gambia benefited from a debt relief under the HIPC that is highly indebted poor countries, in 2007 and a multilateral debt relief initiative. The Minority Leader questioned the Central Bank officials regarding the level of their monetary policy, especially with respect to price stability in the country. Hon. Jallow recalled the intervention of the Office of the President in foreign exchange operations in the country, by placing embargoes on the monetary activities of foreign exchange bureaus. “I want the Governor of The Central Bank to tell us how this embargoes contributed to our economy; whether positively or negatively.” Hon. Jallow further told deputies that the monitoring of foreign exchange bureaus should be properly reviewed. “These foreign exchange bureaus normally display billboards of buying and selling prices, but most of them do not sell what they display on their billboards,” the Minority Leader said. “These boards are just there to indicate prices and they are not monitored; the Central Bank needs to monitor them.”


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University of the Gambia: the unending saga of lack of funds

  Simmering discontent continue to mount among lecturers and now even the students of the University of the Gambia (UTG) thanks to severer lack of funds. Just two weeks ago The Fatu Network made a startling revelation of acute lack of funds at the UTG to the point that lectures were being conducted in open air. The annual contribution of the government of the Gambia to the University stands just a little above twelve million Dalasis….money that is not enough to fund the salaries of lecturers and other auxiliary staff of the university. Now following the revelation by The Fatu Network about the dare situation at the UTG, the Vice Chancellor (VC) and some of his senior staffers have embarked on a tour of the institutions within the university with the ultimate objective of finding a quicker solution to the challenges. But much to the surprise of the Vice Chancellor and his team that visited the various departments under the UTG, the reported problems were much bigger than they accepted. At least from our most credible sources, all the places the Vice Chancellor visited, he was confronted with repeated complaints of lack of funds. At some departments, the VC and his visiting team were boldly told how lack of funds was severely hampering their work to the point that certain lectures could not take place because there is basically lack of facilities such as laboratories or even basic things that could help researchers do their work. One of our credible sources who reached us said the university secretary, Jenung Manneh suggested at one of the meetings that apartments along Kanifing will be rented as lecture halls in order to address the congestion problem the UTG is faced with. During the tour, D86, 000 was given to the principal of Gambia College to fix the dilapidated toilets within the college campus. According to our sources, shortly before the VC and his team arrived at the Gambia College campus, the management of the college rushed to clean the stinking toilets. Most lecture rooms were also quickly cleaned. The VC and his staffers spent more than three hours at the Gambia College campus alone. Different heads of department demanded to know the budget allocated to their departments leading to some heated argument between the VC and some heads of the department. Source : Faturadio


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COUNT DOWN TO THE GAMBIA ELECTION DAY 2016 SESSION 1: ELECTIONS PART 1 & 2

COUNT DOWN TO THE GAMBIA ELECTION DAY 2016 SESSION 1: ELECTIONS PART 1 & 2 In a Democracy: –         The people are not afraid to exercise their right to freedom of speech. –         The people are free to exercise there right to freedom of association. –         There is free and fair elections. –         The result of the votes reflect the will of the people. In a Dictatorship: –         The people are afraid to exercise there right to freedom of speech. –         The people are not free to exercise there right to freedom of association. –         There is free no and fair elections. –         The result of the votes do not reflect the will of the people.   A Dictator assumes absolute power and dictates through “Be silent or disappear” policy. No Dictator has never ever been removed by peaceful means. All Dictators are removed by force either internally by the people or externally by invasion. “Elections” cannot remove a Dictator, an election is just a mere ploy to legitimize the Dictator’s Dictatorship.   Mostly elections are not rigged on election-day itself, instead elections are rigged way ahead of time. Venturing to go to elections with a Dictator is a very risky adventurism. Any political party which heads to the polls in December 2016 will be defeated beyond humiliation. Let’s stop this wishful thinking and avoid living in denial. Taking to the street after the Dictator has already been declared winner on election-day leads to no where. The question is not “What has to be done AFTER Jammeh is declared the winner on election-day?” The question is “What has to be done now BEFORE the election-day?” Visit us here on Banjulfocus at the stated times above.


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Special Show presented by Essa Bokkar Sey

EXCLUSIVE ESSA BOKARR SHOW AT 6:30PM NEW YORK TIME,11:30PM BANJUL TIME!!! EXTRAORDINARY REVELATIONS!!! CHADIANS ARE PART OF THE NINJA LIKE ARMED GUARDS YAHYA JAMMEH’S STATE HOUSE POSTED AT DENTON BRIDGE. TOP PRIORITY FOR THEM IS TO CONTROL GG CARS AND TOP MEMBERS OF GNA AND OTHER “CEREMONIAL” HIGH RANKERS WHO ARE NOT PART OF STATE HOUSE’S “PETS”. OTHER GUARDS ARE FROM NIGERIA, INDIRECTLY JUSTIFYING THE PRESENCE OF BOKOHARAM ELEMENTS IN THE GAMBIAN SECURITY APARATUS,USING OFFICIAL LETTER HEADS TO COVER TRACES. ANSWER TO THE QUESTION AS TO WHY SOME FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS ARE SENDING OFFICIAL LETTERS TO THE GAMBIA GOVERNMENT THEREIN  CALLING IT ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA SHOULD BE SEARCHED WITHIN THE GAMBIA NOT OUTSIDE OF THE GAMBIA. YAHYA JAMMEG’S VICE PRESIDENT ISATOU NJIE SAIDY DOING ALL SHE CAN TO DIVERT THE ATTENTION OF PEOPLE FROM REALITIES ON THE GROUND. UTG, IS ON IT AGAIN WITH MORE COSMETICS ON THE FACE OF TYRANNY. CHAIRMAN OF UEP WAS DR MOMODOU LAMIN SEDAT JOBE! HISTORY REFUSES YOU ISATOU!!! 6:30PM.NEW YORK TIME 11:30 GAMBIAN TIME FEBRUARY 11TH 2016.


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FOCUS ON GAMBIA!!! ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DRAWS ATTENTION TO TYRANNY IN THE GAMBIA!!!! SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS A 75 YEAR OLD WHO WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 8th 1941 WINS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S PRIMARIES IN NEW HAMSHIRE ON FEBRUARY 9TH 2016, SANDERS IS 10 YEARS ABOVE AGE 65.

  FOCUS ON GAMBIA!!! ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DRAWS ATTENTION TO TYRANNY IN THE GAMBIA!!!! SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS A 75 YEAR OLD WHO WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 8th 1941 WINS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S PRIMARIES IN NEW HAMSHIRE ON FEBRUARY 9TH 2016, SANDERS IS 10 YEARS ABOVE AGE 65. DONALD TRUMP A 70 YEAR OLD WHO WAS BORN JUNE 14TH 1946 WINS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S PRIMARIES IN NEW HAMSHIRE ON FEBRUARY 9TH 2016, TRUMP IS 5 YEARS ABOVE AGE 65. IN THE GAMBIA WEST AFRICA, AGE 65 IS BARRED BY A DICTATOR’S “CONSTITUTION” FROM RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. SHOULD THE WORLD ALLOW ANOTHER SIERRA LEONE AND LIBERIA IN WEST AFRICA??? Shared By Essa Bokarr Sey. Both candidates lean on law and voter turnout not force and brutality to earn the trust of the electorates who see in them what they believe could change things for the better. The driving force here, first of all begins with being a citizen of the united states of America, second partisan lines ultimately their VOTES! America is the most powerful country in the world both economically and militarily but that power rests on two things! which are public opinion and the voting booth! Contrary to the above, in the Gambia age 65 is barred from vying for the presidency, yet Gambia is one of the poorest if not the poorest nation on earth with a population of 1.8 million. Each one of these candidates mentioned above including former senator and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton who lost to Bernie Sanders are far older than the oldest opposition party leaders in The Republic of the Gambia. We remember when President Obama said these words in Ghana. Click on this link (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-ghanaian-parliament) Visit this audio visual testimony for the sights and sounds of his visit   To our brother Barack we say nothing much has changed in that part of the world Sir! END.


President of The Gambia Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh and first lady Zineb Jammeh arrive for a dinner hosted by President Barack Obama for the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. African heads of state are gathering in Washington for an unprecedented summit to promote business development. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EXCLUSIVE ESSA BOKARR SHOW!!! TALKING POINTS WITH FITTING ANALYSIS TABULATED BELOW FOR EASE OF REFERENCE!!! DON’T MISS THIS PROGRAM!!!

EXCLUSIVE ESSA BOKARR SHOW!!! TALKING POINTS WITH FITTING ANALYSIS TABULATED BELOW FOR EASE OF REFERENCE!!! DON’T MISS THIS PROGRAM!!! YAHYA JAMMEH SAID SENEGALESE   WOULD HAVE PREFERRED HIM AS THEIR PRESIDENT OVER MACKY SALL. CONTRARY TO HIS WILD DREAMS THAT ARE  STEAMING FROM INSANITY, GAMBIAN FARMERS HAVE CONFIRMED THE UNSAID AND EXPOSED THE DECAYING SIDE OF AN INEPT GOVERNMENT!!! YAHYA JAMMEH BLAMED GAMBIAN MEN FOR NOT BEING HARD WORKERS!!! THEY PRODUCED A LOT YET STILL YAHYA IS SHAMELESS MUTE BECAUSE HE CANNOT BUY THEIR PRODUCE. NOW SENEGAL IS BUYING THEIR HARVEST AT A HIGHER PRICE..WHO IS THE HARD WORKER AND THE LOSER HERE? SHAME ON THIS INCOMPETENT DEMAGOGUE! FOCUS ON GAMBIA!!! ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DRAWS ATTENTION TO TYRANNY IN THE GAMBIA!!!! SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS A 75  YEAR OLD WHO WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 8th 1941 WINS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S  PRIMARIES IN NEW HAMSHIRE ON FEBRUARY 9TH 2016, SANDERS IS 10 YEARS ABOVE AGE 65. DONALD TRUMP A 70 YEAR OLD WHO WAS BORN JUNE 14TH 1946 WINS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S PRIMARIES IN NEW HAMSHIRE ON FEBRUARY 9TH 2016, TRUMP IS 5 YEARS ABOVE AGE 65. IN THE GAMBIA WEST AFRICA, AGE 65 IS BARRED BY A DICTATOR’S “CONSTITUTION” FROM RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. HERE WE REMEMBER WHAT OBAMA SAID IN GHANA IN 2009. ON THAT NOTE SHOULD THE WORLD ALLOW ANOTHER SIERRA LEONE AND LIBERIA IN WEST AFRICA??? YAHYA JAMMEH SAID SENEGALESE   WOULD HAVE PREFERRED HIM AS THEIR PRESIDENT OVER MACKY SALL. CONTRARY TO HIS WILD DREAMS THAT ARE  STEAMING FROM INSANITY, GAMBIAN FARMERS HAVE CONFIRMED THE UNSAID AND EXPOSED THE DECAYING SIDE OF AN INEPT GOVERNMENT!!! YAHYA JAMMEH BLAMED GAMBIAN MEN FOR NOT BEING HARD WORKERS!!! THEY PRODUCED A LOT YET STILL YAHYA IS SHAMELESS MUTE BECAUSE HE CANNOT BUY THEIR PRODUCE. NOW SENEGAL IS BUYING THEIR HARVEST AT A HIGHER PRICE..WHO IS THE HARD WORKER AND THE LOSER HERE? SHAME ON THIS INCOMPETENT DEMAGOGUE! French version of what was culled from the Senegalese media on the launching of US led operation flintlock. Lancement de l’exercice militaire international Flintlock au Sénégal.   12PM NEW YORK TIME, 5PM BANJUL TIME FEBRURARY 10TH 2016. FARMERS SELLING G/NUTS ACROSS THE BORDER EditorFebruary 4, 2016 Abdoulie G. Dibba Groundnut farmers in Wuli East District, Upper River Region (URR), are said to be selling their groundnuts to buyers across the border who offer them better prices than the “seccos”. The farmers revealed that a bag of groundnuts is sold between D875 to D900 at the “seccos”, while it can fetch them D1, 050 in the sister republic of Senegal. When asked about the long distances they have to trek to the border village and cost of transporting the groundnuts, the farmers explained that apart from the D40 that they pay to transport a bag of groundnut to the border village, they are not subjected to any form of screening and that they still go home with D1, 010 which is above the “secco” price in the Gambia. Alasan Jawneh told this reporter that it is not their wish to sell their groundnuts outside the Gambia but that because they are farmers who only earn income once every year, they are obliged to opt for prices that are better or more attractive for their sustenance. He added that the retail farm-gate price of D17.50 per kilo which is offered in Senegal is higher than the D15.25 per kilo offered in the Gambia. Other farmers, who spoke to this reporter, reiterated the same views and added that the Government should look into the issue of groundnut marketing in this country. According to them, the groundnuts serve as their cash crop which they sell to buy imported goods. They explained that if there is no proper marketing of groundnuts with attractiveprices for the producers then their poverty will not be alleviated but escalated.   FOCUS ON GAMBIA!!! ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DRAWS ATTENTION TO TYRANNY IN THE GAMBIA!!!! SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS A 75  YEAR OLD WHO WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 8th 1941 WINS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S  PRIMARIES IN NEW HAMSHIRE ON FEBRUARY 9TH 2016, SANDERS IS 10 YEARS ABOVE AGE 65. DONALD TRUMP A 70 YEAR OLD WHO WAS BORN JUNE 14TH 1946 WINS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S PRIMARIES IN NEW HAMSHIRE ON FEBRUARY 9TH 2016, TRUMP IS 5 YEARS ABOVE AGE 65. IN THE GAMBIA WEST AFRICA, AGE 65 IS BARRED BY A DICTATOR’S “CONSTITUTION” FROM RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. SHOULD THE WORLD ALLOW ANOTHER SIERRA LEONE AND LIBERIA IN WEST AFRICA???   Shared By Essa Bokarr Sey.   Both candidates lean on law and voter turnout not force and brutality to earn the trust of the electorates who see in them what they believe could change things for the better. The driving force here, first of all begins with being a citizen of the united states of America, second  partisan lines ultimately their VOTES! America is the most powerful country in the world both economically and militarily but that power rests on two things! which are public opinion and the voting booth! Contrary to the above, in the Gambia age 65 is barred from vying for the presidency, yet Gambia is one of the poorest if not the poorest nation on earth with a population of 1.8 million. Each one of these candidates mentioned above including former senator and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton who lost to Bernie Sanders are far older than the oldest opposition party leaders in The Republic of the Gambia.  We remember when President Obama said these words in Ghana. Click on this link (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-ghanaian-parliament) Visit this audio visual testimony for the sights and sounds of his visit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wXPlV9UWNhc) To our brother Barack we say nothing much has changed in that part of the world Sir! END. FLINTLOCK 16 KICKS OFF IN SENEGAL. By Staff Sgt. Kulani J. Lakanaria Special Operations Command Forward – North West Africa. February 9, 2016 THIES, Senegal – The annual Flintlock exercise kicked off Feb. 8 in Thies with an opening ceremony that brought together senior leaders and guests representing participating countries. This year more than 30 nations are attending Flintlock. The Flintlock exercise started in 2005 across the Sahel region of Africa. Participating nations are members in the Trans-Sahara Counter-Terrorism Partnership. The exercises are planned by African partner nation Special Operations Forces and Special Operations Command-Africa to develop the capacity and collaboration among African security forces to protect civilian populations. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc, Special Operations Command-Africa commander, joined leadership from last year’s Flintlock exercise, hosted by Chad, and Senegalese leadership in exchanging the Flintlock ceremonial flag, signifying the new host nation accepting the lead role for Flintlock 16. This year’s Senegalese-led exercise spans across several locations within the country as well as outposts in Mauritania. “Flintlock is more than a military exercise, we are training together to increase our interoperability and collaboration to counter today’s threats,” said Bolduc. “Flintlock contributes to strengthening security ties, promoting shared values and setting conditions for economic growth.” Flintlock 2016 marks the third time the exercise has been hosted by Senegal. The Senegalese army chief of staff, Brig. Gen. Amadou Kane, welcomed the guests as brothers-in-arms from different countries. “This ceremony that unites us today marks the official launch of this multinational exercise,” said Kane. “Flintlock 2016 will bring together more than 1,700 Soldiers from 33 countries coming from Africa, North America and Europe. Our strategic partner the United States chose us to host this event of great importance.” “We’re meeting at a particularly crucial moment in the history of our continent and even more important our sub-regions,” said Kane. “Now, even more than the past, the increase of terrorism is a major concern to all of our countries. This moment of apprehension and challenges is also a moment to decide a sole and unique choice for the future, react together to stand in the in the way of violent extremists.” Flintlock improves interoperability and cooperation among regional and international security forces to combat terrorism across borders. Each participating nation has a stake in the successful outcome of Flintlock 2016, which will strengthen each nation’s security forces. http://www.africom.mil/newsroom/article/27944/flintlock-16-kicks-off-in-senegal   END. French version of what was culled from the Senegalese media on operation flintlock. Lancement de l’exercice militaire international Flintlock au Sénégal. Source: : Seneweb.com| Le 09 février, 2016 L’exercice militaire annuel Flintlock, organisé par les États-Unis en Afrique avec une trentaine d’États, a été lancé lundi à la base aérienne de Thiès, à environ 70 km au nord-est de Dakar, au Sénégal. “Il n’y a pas de place pour une idéologie de haine” dans ce pays, a déclaré l’ambassadeur américain au Sénégal, James Zumwalt, lors du lancement de l’exercice. Zumwlat a rappelé le but de Flintlock qui “est de s’entraîner ensemble, en tant que force multinationale, pour améliorer la coopération et lutter contre le terrorisme et les idéologies violentes”. Cette année, près de 1.700 membres des forces spéciales d’une trentaine de pays d’Afrique, d’Amérique et d’Europe, dont la France et la Grande-Bretagne, sont engagés dans l’exercice, du 8 au 29 février, selon l’Africom, le commandement militaire des États-Unis pour l’Afrique, qui l’organise depuis 2005. Des militaires du Burkina Faso, de Mauritanie, du Niger, du Nigeria, de France assistaient à la cérémonie, à laquelle participaient les autorités locales, le chef d’état-major des armées du Sénégal, le général Amadou Kane, le commandant des opérations spéciales américaines en Afrique, le général Donald Bolduc, a constaté un photographe de l’AFP. Soulignant que le pays accueillait Flintlock pour la troisième fois, l’ambassadeur américain y a vu “un avertissement aux extrémistes violents selon lequel il n’y a pas de place pour une idéologie de haine au Sénégal”. Le Sénégal, jusqu’à présent épargné par les attaques djihadistes frappant les pays voisins, a renforcé la sécurité dans de nombreux lieux publics, comme les hôtels et les administrations, depuis l’attentat du 15 janvier à Ouagadougou, la capitale du Burkina Faso, qui a fait 30 morts, en majorité étrangère, revendiqué par Al-Qaïda au Maghreb islamique (Aqmi)


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CONFUSION STILL REMAIN ON PRESIDENT JAMMEH’S DECLARATION

  The representatives of the different churches visited the state house to discuss with the executive after submitting a letter to enquire about the state of Christians in the Gambia. The Supreme Islamic Council also convened a conference to discuss what type of life is expected under an Islamic state. The irony is that both communities are motivated to react to a declaration which has no basis in law or practice. One fundamental question that each Gambian should ask is as follows: If the presidentcould declare an Islamic Republic and it comes to fruition what would stop him from declaring a one party state? Religious leaders should be selective of what they support. What Muslims and Christians need to live with each other in peace and harmony is a secular constitution which guarantees equality in sovereignty of all citizens and the right of each to a religion and to associate freely with others to practice one’s religion. The Republican constitution still exists. Anybody could now occupy the office of president. The nature and functions of the executive, legislature and judiciary in the constitution are quite explicit. Does the Supreme Islamic Council have an idea of what constitutional changes would be required to have an Islamic state? What would be the religious qualification of the head of state? If it is the most knowledgeable person in Islam, who should lead?Would the currentpresident be qualified to lead? .Who then would lead? Would there be a self declared khaliphate and khaliph or elected one? The Quran was not meant to be the mundane constitution of a mundane state. It was meant to be a guide towards a path of righteousness for a community of believers worldwide. A constitution is a contract between people. It could be amended. The Quran is believed by Muslims to be handed down by God and cannot be amended. No Islamic scholar should equate the Quran with a Constitution. Now that we live in an era where Muslims live in multicultural states where they could still meet all the conditions comprising the five pillars of the religion, true believers should try to be ambassadors of their religion by their fairness, honesty and dedication to public service.  source : foroyaa