Opposition activist’s case: State wants hearing in private

Magistrate disagrees, advices defence counsel to appear in court ‘on time’ By Sanna Camara On the first day of the trial against opposition activist Lasana Jobareth, who is charged with broadcasting without license using skype, police prosecutors have filed for a motion to move the trial from an open court room to the magistrate’s chambers.… Continue reading Opposition activist’s case: State wants hearing in private

Opposition activist released after 9-day detention

Charged with broadcasting via Skype without license By SannaCamara LasanaJobarteh, an opposition activist who got picked up from his homeby the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) nine days ago, has today joined his distressed family after being granted bail by the Bundung magistrates’ court. Mr. Jobarteh’s arrest followed a two-day opposition rally held at Buffer Zone… Continue reading Opposition activist released after 9-day detention

Gambian public reacts to delay in justice for Deyda’s murder

By Sanna Camara There seems to be utter frustration in the voices of Gambian public over the long delay in bringing the murderers of Deyda Hydara to justice. These are echoed in comments on social and other media on the ninth anniversary of Mr. Hydara’s assassination yesterday. Deyda’s longtime friend and professional colleague Demba Jawo,… Continue reading Gambian public reacts to delay in justice for Deyda’s murder

GPU: ‘Killers of Deyda Hydara must be brought to justice now’

By Sanna Camara The Gambia Press Union has made a call on the government to bring the killers of Deyda Hydara to justice. Hydara, a leading media activist and editor of The Point newspaper in The Gambia, was assassinated on this day in 2004. according to a statement released this morning, The Gambia Press Union… Continue reading GPU: ‘Killers of Deyda Hydara must be brought to justice now’

Ex-Ghanaian culture minister urges Government to invest in national theater

Says President Jammeh, African leaders should ‘sit up’ and be counted in reviving African culture By Sanna Camara A Ghanaian international performing arts icon has urged The Gambia government to invest in establishing a vibrant national theater and support the performing arts sector to enhance cultural regeneration as a means of attaining national development. Professor… Continue reading Ex-Ghanaian culture minister urges Government to invest in national theater

Finance minister: 2014 budget to create more savings on interest payments

Government plans to embark on a campaign to attract foreign direct investments By Sanna Camara The Gambia’s minister of Finance and Economic Affairs has said that the main objectives of the 2014 budget are to create more savings on interest payments to allow increased financing of government programmes and to make allocations that meet set… Continue reading Finance minister: 2014 budget to create more savings on interest payments