GMC reaffirms commitment to opposition merger

By Sanna Camara The party leader of the opposition Gambia Moral Congress Mai Ahmed Fatty, has reaffirmed his commitment to the process of achieving a democratic change in The Gambia through an opposition merger. Mr. Fatty made this comment today, coinciding with the inauguration of the newly-elected Nigerian President Buhari, which he described as “a… Continue reading GMC reaffirms commitment to opposition merger

Darboe: ‘Assisting failing government equals prolonging difficulty…’

By Sanna Camara As he departs on his second phase of tour to rural Gambia, opposition leader Ousainou Darboe has told Gambia’s donor community that assisting a failing government is tantamount prolonging the difficult climate Gambians are trapped in. Mr Darboe said that the alarming rate at which the Gambian economy is declining to a… Continue reading Darboe: ‘Assisting failing government equals prolonging difficulty…’

Gambia: Fresh concerns over ‘enforced disappearances’

By Sanna Camara The Gambia government has again come under the spotlight for the detention incommunicado of dozens of her citizens including women, elderly people, and a child. Many of these are believed to be in ill-health, rights groups said. A joint statement released by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch today lamented that Gambian… Continue reading Gambia: Fresh concerns over ‘enforced disappearances’

Gambia: Opposition ‘not surprised’ Jammeh opposes term limit

By Sanna Camara The leader of the main opposition party in The Gambia has said it is not surprised that Gambian president has taken the lead in opposing the ECOWAS proposed two-term limits for sitting presidents. Ousainou Darboe of the United Democratic Party said, “We are not surprised that it is the usual suspect that… Continue reading Gambia: Opposition ‘not surprised’ Jammeh opposes term limit

Dozen homeless as fire guts compound to ash

 By Sanna camara A fire incident over the week have succeeded in making twelve people among them women and children homeless, after it gutted a whole compound into ash. The incident which happened in Latri Kunda Piccadilly, near Tabokoto, was reportedly sparked off by electrical faults. These are frequent in The Gambia recently as the… Continue reading Dozen homeless as fire guts compound to ash

17 jobless as IBAS closed ‘to save GIEPA’

By Sanna Camara The Gambia’s entrepreneurial advisory body for medium and small scale enterprises has been closed down over the past six months, while its funds transferred to boost the operations of investment agency. Official government sources told Gambia Beat that “The 17 full-time staff of IBAS were sent home and told to sit and… Continue reading 17 jobless as IBAS closed ‘to save GIEPA’