‘Vote for Women in the Local Government Elections’ – Civil society urges Gambians

By Sanna Camara All stakeholders in the public, private and civil society, and in particular political parties and voters have been urged to support the nomination and election of women candidates in the April 4th local government elections. The association of NGOs in The Gambia (TANGO) has made this call as the election campaign activities… Continue reading ‘Vote for Women in the Local Government Elections’ – Civil society urges Gambians

GPU establishes Gambia’s first journalism school

The National Training Authority (NTA), has formally accredited the GPU School of Journalism to provide journalism education in the country. According to dispatch from the executive director of the Union, this is an unprecedented development in a country that has never had a formal structure for journalism education. Under the terms and conditions of its… Continue reading GPU establishes Gambia’s first journalism school

Released GPU VP: ‘NIA say they are investigating me’

upon his release from detention, the vice president of the Gambia Press Union has said that he wasn’t told what was the reason behind his arrest, other than “you are being investigated”. Mr. Baboucarr Ceesay said he spent three nights in a cell at the agency when he arrived there last Friday. “I was detained… Continue reading Released GPU VP: ‘NIA say they are investigating me’

‘I am just a piano player’ – Jammeh’s biographer reacts to critics

Nana Grey Johnson, an accomplished Gambian author and journalist, has said that he is just a piano player and that critics of his recent contract to write yet another biography – this time of the current Gambian president – do not probably like the song he is playing. Amidst the euphoria of the Gambia’s 48th… Continue reading ‘I am just a piano player’ – Jammeh’s biographer reacts to critics