Jammeh plans to flee Malabo, Cassamance jungles as next target base

By Sanna Camara Highly placed sources close to the exiled Gambian dictator has revealed an elaborate plan by the ousted dictator to flee his exile base of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, amidst growing consensus among African leaders to have him extradited to face charges for crimes committed under his rule. Jammeh has already reached out to…… Continue reading Jammeh plans to flee Malabo, Cassamance jungles as next target base

Fresh U.S. sanctions hit Muhammed Bazzi, Gambian company blacklisted

By Sanna Camara The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Hizballah financier Mohammad Ibrahim Bazzi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. Specifically, OFAC also designated a Gambia-based petroleum and petroleum products company,…… Continue reading Fresh U.S. sanctions hit Muhammed Bazzi, Gambian company blacklisted

Ghanaian Groups Urge Prosecution of Jammeh for murders of over 50 West African nationals

By Sanna Camara An investigation by Human Rights Watch and international justice NGO TRIAL International said today that a paramilitary unit controlled by then-Gambian president Yahya Jammeh was responsible for the summary execution of more than 50 Ghanaian, Nigerian, and other West African migrants in 2005. In a press release issued this morning from Accra, where the…… Continue reading Ghanaian Groups Urge Prosecution of Jammeh for murders of over 50 West African nationals

UDP wins 7 of 8 Mayoral Seats in Latest Gambia Polls, Banjul Gets First Female Mayor

By Sanna Camara President Adama Barrow’s party, the United Democratic Party, has emerged winner in latest mayoral elections held yesterday, wining 7 of the 8 local government regions. The polls also witnessed for the first time in electoral history of The Gambia, the election of a first female mayor for the city of Banjul, Roheyatou…… Continue reading UDP wins 7 of 8 Mayoral Seats in Latest Gambia Polls, Banjul Gets First Female Mayor

First Lady Kicks off unity tournament finals

By Sanna Camara She was welcomed with fanfare – hundreds gathered at Sambuya village entrance to welcome the First Lady: the occasion was the football finals between Tanji and Tujereng villages, after six other teams from various coastal villages were eliminated. Sanyang Scout band, cultural women groups from the various villages, youths and school children…… Continue reading First Lady Kicks off unity tournament finals

Amidst reforms: Gambia’s SIS wants more powers

By Sanna Camara Gambia’s spy chief has called on the executive to confer on it  powers sufficient to carry out their core mandates on counter intelligence, espionage, terrorism, subversion, sabotage, among a host of others. Speaking at the inauguration of a new admin building at the agency’s headquarters presided over by Vice President and cabinet ministers,…… Continue reading Amidst reforms: Gambia’s SIS wants more powers

Gambian company to build 1million houses, invest D500million in Africa

  By Sanna Camara The chairman and CEO of TAF Africa Global has announced plans to build 1million houses for middle-income earners in sub Saharan Africa. The investment will run into D500million in t next ten years. Speaking at the its 3rd Networking Conference held in Banjul today, Mustapha Njie said the vision was launched…… Continue reading Gambian company to build 1million houses, invest D500million in Africa