By Sanna CamaraAll 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 reach its…… Continue reading ‘Vote for Women in the Local Government Elections’ – Civil society urges Gambians
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
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’
Reports reaching GambiaBeat has revealed that the Vice President of The Gambia Press Union has been picked up by state security agents from his house after the Friday (Juma) Prayers today.Family sources said Baboucarr Ceesay was picked up by plain clothes agents, and whisked away. They could not however say why he got arrested.GPU president…… Continue reading GPU Vice Prexy picked up by security agents
By Saikou JammehThe Gambia’s anti-narcotics agency has destroyed 2 tonnes of cocaine, valued over US$1billion yesterday, 4th March 2013.The drug was impounded in the West African country back in 2010. The whereabouts of the illicit drugs bound for Europe had been a subject of speculation for the past two years.The officials of the anti-narcotics agency…… Continue reading Gambia destroys $1 Billion worth of Cocaine
‘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