‘Gambia’s new electoral law meant to create one party state’

By Sanna Camara The Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress (GPDP) has argued that the passing of the new electoral [amendment] law in The Gambia by the ruling-party-dominated parliament is meant to create a one party state. The amendment to the Gambia’s Election Act increased the deposit for presidential candidates from D10, 000 (about $250)… Continue reading ‘Gambia’s new electoral law meant to create one party state’

GYU: Diaspora organisations should reorganize into ‘new union’

By Sanna Camara The Gambia Youth for Unity (GYU), a conglomerate of youth efforts in the struggle to bring about democratic change in The Gambia, has urged diaspora organisations to affiliate themselves into a new union. According to a media release this morning, GYU has over the past few months been holding series of meetings… Continue reading GYU: Diaspora organisations should reorganize into ‘new union’

Gambia: Opposition says ‘no free, fair elections’ in 2016

By Sanna Camara The opposition Gambia Party for Democracy and Development (GPDP) has said that it sees no chance for a free, fair and transparent election for the country in the next general elections scheduled for September 2016. “As a matter of fact, the new [electoral amendment] law is another vindication of our collective call… Continue reading Gambia: Opposition says ‘no free, fair elections’ in 2016

Gambia ‘refuses to repatriate’ dozens trafficking victims from Lebanon

By Sanna Camara The government of The Gambia has been blamed for not doing enough to repatriate dozens of trafficked girls back to Gambia since sheltering them in consular compound over six months ago. According to our sources, this has raised concerns about increasing vulnerabilities of the girls to further abuses in Lebanon. Despite the… Continue reading Gambia ‘refuses to repatriate’ dozens trafficking victims from Lebanon