Child activist: fees for GRTS’ TV advocacy exorbitant

Over 100 ‘children on the move’ repatriated from Gambia   By Sanna Camara A member of the West Africa Network on ‘Children on the Move’ in The Gambia has decried as exorbitant, fees charged by the Gambia’s television broadcaster for the broadcast of their advocacy programmes on television. Mr. Njundu Drammeh, coordinator of Child Protection… Continue reading Child activist: fees for GRTS’ TV advocacy exorbitant

Brikama Area Councilors blow shocking defeat to Chairman

By Sanna Camara  Out of the 24 councillors of the Brikama Area Council, 17 have voted against their chairman becoming a second time head of local government area. Incumbent Sunkary Badjie polled 7 votes against Bakary Saibo Sanneh’s 9 votes and incumbent Lamin Jamba Jammeh’s 8. Mr. Sanneh emerged winner of the election of the… Continue reading Brikama Area Councilors blow shocking defeat to Chairman

Study shows ‘Google search is safer than Bing’

By Deborah Salmi A recent 18-month study by the German Security firm AV-TEST Institute revealed that search results about breaking news stories, like the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon, frequently contain malicious links. People seek news quickly and they click on the links at the top of results without stopping to consider their safety or reliability.… Continue reading Study shows ‘Google search is safer than Bing’

President Jammeh among Africa’s press predatory censors

Gambia ranked in bottom 30 of world press freedom index By Sanna Camara Described as “Africa’s predatory censors” of press freedom, President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia has been named among members of an exclusive club of authoritarian African leaders. This index, which is annually published by Reporters Without Borders, categorized the Gambian leader along… Continue reading President Jammeh among Africa’s press predatory censors

‘Life Initiative’ aims to wipe out harmful chemicals in agriculture, public health

As chemical use causes health and food safety concerns  By Sanna Camara A new project has envisaged the wiping out of harmful chemicals used in agriculture and public health  such as DDTs and POPS, through the cultivation and use of Artemisia – a plant species that serves same purpose as the chemicals but with no… Continue reading ‘Life Initiative’ aims to wipe out harmful chemicals in agriculture, public health

‘Climate change violates human rights’

As continental alliance turns to African Commission, UN for redress By Sanna Camara A member of the international lawyers’ organisation has said that climate change violates human rights of ordinary people around the world who have no idea; neither do they contribute anything to climate change. Speaking at the launching of the Pan-African Climate Justice… Continue reading ‘Climate change violates human rights’

Govt blames media for misconstruction of the PURA press release

By Sanna Camara the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure has described the claims of Gambia government reported moves to block Skype, Viber as “a complete misconstruction of the press release communicated by PURA.” In yet a another statement issued yesterday evening, the ministry said the said press release was issued “in the regulator’s bid… Continue reading Govt blames media for misconstruction of the PURA press release