Britain advices citizens about anti-UK sentiments in Gambia

Advises against using Banjul/Barra ferry as well By Sanna Camara The government of the United Kingdom has advised its citizens to be aware of a rise in anti-UK sentiment in The Gambia, asking them to stay clear of “politically sensitive topics” while in the country. The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued this advice following… Continue reading Britain advices citizens about anti-UK sentiments in Gambia

Sizzla, jah Cure, Mutabaruka to perform in Roots Festival

By Sanna Camara Promoters have billed some of Jamaica’s top reggae artists such as SizzlaKalonji, Mutabaruka and Jah Cure, as well as soulful United States singer Erykah Badu to perform at the 11th anniversary of the Roots Homecoming Festival in Gambia next month. The festival, which began in 2003, has already been famous for attracting… Continue reading Sizzla, jah Cure, Mutabaruka to perform in Roots Festival

New UK ambassador to the Gambia arrives this weekend

By Sanna Camara The new UK ambassador to the Gambia will arrive this weekend to take up his appointment as the envoy of Her Majesty’s government. Mr Colin Crorkin will arrive in succession to Mr David Morley.  The UK diplomat joined the UK Foreign Service in 1975 and has most recently served as Her Majesty’s Consul… Continue reading New UK ambassador to the Gambia arrives this weekend

‘Demonstration, an option open to UDP’

By Sanna Camara Peaceful demonstration is guaranteed by the constitution of The Gambia and therefore an option open to the United Democratic Party, and any other political party, said Ousainou Darboe, Secretary General and party leader of the opposition UDP. Mr. Darboe said it has been evident how much the APRC government “can distort the… Continue reading ‘Demonstration, an option open to UDP’

Gambians react to IMF report on economy

By Sanna Camara a Cross section of Gambians are critical about the recent IMF mission’s report that portrays Gambian economy as ‘strong’ and ‘growing’. Views gauged by Gambia Beat argued that this does not reflect the economic reality in the country. Al Amin Jahateh, a businessman, said: “All the GDP increases being forecasted never reflect… Continue reading Gambians react to IMF report on economy

GMC urges opposition parties to honour election boycott ahead of 2016

By Sanna Camara Gambia Moral Congress has called on fellow opposition parties that boycotted the last national assembly elections in 2012 to stick to its position which was collectively take in March 2012. Party leader and Secretary General, Mai Fatty explained that the decision not to participate at elections “for reasons abundantly substantiated in the… Continue reading GMC urges opposition parties to honour election boycott ahead of 2016