Fresh elections loom over Supreme Islamic Council

Imam Touray may not seek re-election By Sanna Camara Reports reaching Gambia Beat have revealed that preparations are in high gear to launch the bid for the top job of the Supreme Islamic Council, five years after Banding Drammeh stepped-down as head of the country’s religious body. The incumbent President, Imam Momodou Lamin Toury has… Continue reading Fresh elections loom over Supreme Islamic Council

Gambia: Detained Islamic cleric released

By Sanna Camara The Gambia’s vocal religious cleric and leading critic of the President Jammeh’s government has been released today after being detained for over five months. Imam baba Leigh appeared on national television this evening along with other Islamic clerics such as Imam Abdoulie Fatty of the State House mosque,  the imam Rathib of… Continue reading Gambia: Detained Islamic cleric released

Gambia’s Information Minister picks issues with media

Accuses media of under reporting government achievements By Sanna Camara The government of the Gambia has been registering achievements in meeting development needs and target of the populace, yet much of these have gone unreported in the media, says Gambian Minister of Information Nana Grey-Johnson. In addressing journalists at a policy dialogue forum held at… Continue reading Gambia’s Information Minister picks issues with media

Gov’t urged to re-open Teranga FM, Standard, and Daily News

‘Free speech, free media are fundamental, non-negotiable’ By Sanna Camara In commemorating the World Press Freedom Day, The Gambia Press Union and its civil society partners have called on government to reconsider the closure of Teranga FM, Standard newspaper, and The Daily News. “We are making our appeal because the GPU is of the firm… Continue reading Gov’t urged to re-open Teranga FM, Standard, and Daily News