Rights groups urge Gambia implement ECOWAS Court decision on Deyda

By Sanna Camara A line up of fifteen international, regional and national human rights, free expression and media organisations have issue  a joint statement from Dakar, urging the government of The Gambia to, among other things implement the decision of ECOWAS Court of Justice and pay damages to the family of Deyda Hydara. This statement,… Continue reading Rights groups urge Gambia implement ECOWAS Court decision on Deyda

‘Gambia government could be complicit in Deyda murder’

By Sanna Camara The fact that the Gambia government has refused to investigate the assassination of Deyda Hydara ten years since it occurred ‘is making them complicit in the assassination in a way’, said Mr. Francois Patuel, Amnesty International Campaign Manager for West Africa. Speaking to Gambia Beat on the sidelines of yesterday’s press conference… Continue reading ‘Gambia government could be complicit in Deyda murder’

Marie-Pierre Hydara: ‘My father was shot three times…’

By Sanna Camara Marie-Pierre Hydara, daughter of slain journalist Deyda Hydara, has yesterday told journalists in Dakar that her father was shot three times in cold blood by assassins ten years ago in The Gambia. At a press conference organized by UN free expression agency Article 19 and rights group partners in commemorating the tenth… Continue reading Marie-Pierre Hydara: ‘My father was shot three times…’

ECOWAS countries need two-digit growth rates to address needs

As regional body moves to create a department in charge of private sector at its commission By Sanna Camara The ECOWAS Commission has recogniesed that member countries need “a two-digit growth rate” from their current single-digits, in order to properly address the development needs of its member countries. The president of the ECOWAS Commission made… Continue reading ECOWAS countries need two-digit growth rates to address needs

EU agenda for ‘dialogue’ with Gambia uravelled

By Sanna Camara The agenda for dialogue causing a much-talked-about boycott of an ongoing dialogue process by Gambia government with the Eurpran Union which forms part of a development cooperation signed b both parties, has been once again uravelled. Last Friday, Gambians were greeted with shocking news that The Gambia government’s “strong and open declaration… Continue reading EU agenda for ‘dialogue’ with Gambia uravelled