Solo Sandeng: ‘Charges against me were totally ridiculous’

UDP’s youth leader says Jammeh should ‘go retire’ By Sanna Camara After his recent acquittal by the courts, Secretary General of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Youth Wing, Solo Sandeng has described charges levied against him as “totally ridiculous”, saying he is more committed to the struggle to enlighten Gambian population through peaceful mobilization. Speaking… Continue reading Solo Sandeng: ‘Charges against me were totally ridiculous’

Deyda, Best, as pioneer brains of World Press Freedom Day

By Sanna Camara The doyen of Gambian journalism Mr Swaebou Conateh has revealed that assassinated journalist, co-publisher of The Point newspaper, and deported Liberia Journalist Kenneth Y Best were the brains behind the proclamation of May 3rd as World Press Freedom day. Speaking at the Gambia Press Union-organised symposium on the anniversary over the weekend,… Continue reading Deyda, Best, as pioneer brains of World Press Freedom Day

‘IEC unwilling to conduct fair Presidential elections’

By Sanna Camara Mai fatty has decried that the playing field for fair race at polls for presidential elections is unevel, arguing that, “Discriminatory and exclusionary electoral and electioneering malpractices continue to be dished out against us.” Reacting to questions on whether reasons that led to the non-participation of opposition parties in last National assembly… Continue reading ‘IEC unwilling to conduct fair Presidential elections’

GPU calls on Gov’t to honour ECOWAS court verdicts

By Sanna camara At its celebrations marking Wolrd Press Freedom Day 2014symposium held at TANGO, home of Gambian NGOs, the Gambia Press Union (GPU) has renewed calls on the government of The Gambia to respect the ECOWAS court’s verdict o various cases dealing with Gambian journalists. First Vice resident of the Union, Baboucarr Ceesay called… Continue reading GPU calls on Gov’t to honour ECOWAS court verdicts