International community cannot ignore happenings in Gambia – Fatou Jagne

By Sanna Camara The international community cannot sit and wait, and leave Gambians on their own fate. They have to make sure that they push for investigations to be done in Gambia, Article 19’s Fatou Jagne has told journalists in Dakar yesterday. The rights ad free expression advocate said the rights group that gathered in… Continue reading International community cannot ignore happenings in Gambia – Fatou Jagne

Rights groups call for investigations into 30 December coup attempt

By Sanna Camara At a press conference held yesterday in Dakar, human rights organisations have called for investigations into the events of the 30th December coup attempt that saw the death of four coupists, followed by the arrest of tens of family members. Speaking to Gambia Beat on the sidelines of the press conference, Campaign… Continue reading Rights groups call for investigations into 30 December coup attempt

‘If Gambia is destabilised, Senegal cannot be safe’

By Sanna Camara The executive director of Amnesty local office in Dakar has argued that that If The Gambia is destabilised because of the repression, the lack of democracy and human rights, its immediate neighbor Senegal cannot be safe. Senegal surrounds The Gambia on the North, South, and East, leaving only the west to the… Continue reading ‘If Gambia is destabilised, Senegal cannot be safe’

ECOWAS Chair delivered ‘tough message’ to President Jammeh

By Sanna Camara Diplomatic sources in Banjul have confirmed that the brief stop-over visit by the Ghanaian president and Ecowas chair “was a frank encounter”, and a “tough message from the region politely delivered.” President John Dramani Mahama, chairman of ECOWAS stopped over in Banjul to hold talks with Jammeh in what the diplomat said… Continue reading ECOWAS Chair delivered ‘tough message’ to President Jammeh

At least 30 family members, including 16-year-old being detained in Gambia

‘Charge or release family members of alleged failed coup plotters’ – says Amnesty International By Sanna Camara Gambian law enforcement agencies, including the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and Presidential guard have arrested at least 30 people, including a 16-year-old boy, since the beginning of January. They are being detained without charge. According to Amnesty International,… Continue reading At least 30 family members, including 16-year-old being detained in Gambia