‘The choice of The Gambian people must be respected to preserve peace’

By Sanna Camara Members of the pan-African network of online activists and bloggers for Democracy (AFRICTIVISTS) has called on outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to respect the will of the people and not to cause trouble to the Gambian nation, by transferring power to the elected president, Adama Barrow. according to a media released this evening,… Continue reading ‘The choice of The Gambian people must be respected to preserve peace’

‘My brother shot dead, bullet lodged in my leg’ – witness testifies against President Gbagbo

By Sanna Camara An Ivorian national serving as prosecution witness in the trial against Laurent Gbagbo at the Hague yesterday told judges that his younger brother was shot dead and a bullet lodged in his own leg as a result of shots fired at peaceful protesters in 2010 post-election violence in Abidjan. Under ICC regulations,… Continue reading ‘My brother shot dead, bullet lodged in my leg’ – witness testifies against President Gbagbo

‘Gambia should reconsider withdrawal from the ICC’ – says ‘disappointed’ prosecutor

By Sanna Camara Hassan Bubacarr Jallow, Gambian ex-prosecutor for the International criminal Tribuanl, has expressed disappointment at his country’s declaration of intent to withdraw from the ICC, urging Banjul to reconsider its position. The government of Gambia announced on October 25th that it will withdraw from the ICC due to what it says was warranted… Continue reading ‘Gambia should reconsider withdrawal from the ICC’ – says ‘disappointed’ prosecutor

Ecowas youth council decry new fees imposed on Nigerian businesses in Ghana

by Sanna Camara Representing the voice of the sub regional youth community, ECOWAS Youth Council has decried the new $1 million fees imposed on each of the Nigerian businesses operating in Ghana, describing it as inimical to bilateral and regional trade among member states of ECOWAS. In addition to “huge sum requested to process the… Continue reading Ecowas youth council decry new fees imposed on Nigerian businesses in Ghana

Fleeing Interior Minister ‘intercepted’ in Dakar

By Sanna Camara Senegalese newspaper L’ Iberation this morning reports that notorious, longtime ally and  minister of Interior of The Gambia has been intercepted in Dakar as he attempted to fly out of the country following fallout with Gambian dictator. According to news reports, Ousman Sonko told operatives he feared imprisonment following his removal as… Continue reading Fleeing Interior Minister ‘intercepted’ in Dakar

Gambians in Senegal do not see Embassy as home

By Sanna Camara The popular feeling among the Gambian community in Senegal, both exiles and residents alike, that their Embassy “is not homely to them and their needs outside Gambia” was enough reason for an opposition leader to conduct a visit there to discuss such matters. Mai Ahmad Fatty told reporters yesterday in Dakar that… Continue reading Gambians in Senegal do not see Embassy as home