Government payment vouchers worth over D100 million ‘not presented for audit’

By Sanna Camara Payment vouchers amounting to D109 million for the year ended 2009, and another amounting to D16 million for the year ended 2010 were not presented for audit to the auditor general of The Gambia. According to Mr. Karamo Touray, this represents a gross weakness in controls [of government finances] and un-reconciled payments… Continue reading Government payment vouchers worth over D100 million ‘not presented for audit’

African Commission moves 55th session to Angola

  By Sanna Camara The secretary – general of the Angolan Foreign Ministry, and the secretary – general of the Africa Commission on Human and People’s Rights, have signed an agreement that will effectively move the 55th Session of the continental human rights commission from Banjul to Angola. According to information reaching Gambia Beat, the… Continue reading African Commission moves 55th session to Angola

US State Department reacts to President Jammeh

By Sanna Camara The United States says it is “deeply troubled by the hateful rhetoric used by President Jammeh in his National Day speech on Gambia’s 49th Independence anniversary celebrations on February 18. Jammeh’s independence statement was very loaded with anti-gay sentiments, condemning it outright and satanic. “Homosexuality will never be tolerated and in fact… Continue reading US State Department reacts to President Jammeh

Climate change campaigners turn to slave island for inspiration

A ‘people’s declaration’, strategy paper produced By Sanna Camara Climate change campaigners from 40 Africa countries have on Tuesday retreated on slave island of Goree, Senegal to seek inspiration for the battle for climate justice ahead of conference of parties (COP) in 2015. In Warsaw last year, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), a… Continue reading Climate change campaigners turn to slave island for inspiration

Africa environmental reporting competition launched in Dakar

By Sanna Camara, Dakar The Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), has on Tuesday, February 11th, launched the second edition of the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) awards in Dakar. At its African civil society strategic meeting on post Warsaw, and post-2015 climate change negotiations underway in Dakar, the organisers use the opportunity… Continue reading Africa environmental reporting competition launched in Dakar