Jammeh plans to flee Malabo, Cassamance jungles as next target base

By Sanna Camara Highly placed sources close to the exiled Gambian dictator has revealed an elaborate plan by the ousted dictator to flee his exile base of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, amidst growing consensus among African leaders to have him extradited to face charges for crimes committed under his rule. Jammeh has already reached out to… Continue reading Jammeh plans to flee Malabo, Cassamance jungles as next target base

‘The choice of The Gambian people must be respected to preserve peace’

By Sanna Camara Members of the pan-African network of online activists and bloggers for Democracy (AFRICTIVISTS) has called on outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to respect the will of the people and not to cause trouble to the Gambian nation, by transferring power to the elected president, Adama Barrow. according to a media released this evening,… Continue reading ‘The choice of The Gambian people must be respected to preserve peace’

‘My brother shot dead, bullet lodged in my leg’ – witness testifies against President Gbagbo

By Sanna Camara An Ivorian national serving as prosecution witness in the trial against Laurent Gbagbo at the Hague yesterday told judges that his younger brother was shot dead and a bullet lodged in his own leg as a result of shots fired at peaceful protesters in 2010 post-election violence in Abidjan. Under ICC regulations,… Continue reading ‘My brother shot dead, bullet lodged in my leg’ – witness testifies against President Gbagbo

Ecowas youth council decry new fees imposed on Nigerian businesses in Ghana

by Sanna Camara Representing the voice of the sub regional youth community, ECOWAS Youth Council has decried the new $1 million fees imposed on each of the Nigerian businesses operating in Ghana, describing it as inimical to bilateral and regional trade among member states of ECOWAS. In addition to “huge sum requested to process the… Continue reading Ecowas youth council decry new fees imposed on Nigerian businesses in Ghana

Fleeing Interior Minister ‘intercepted’ in Dakar

By Sanna Camara Senegalese newspaper L’ Iberation this morning reports that notorious, longtime ally and  minister of Interior of The Gambia has been intercepted in Dakar as he attempted to fly out of the country following fallout with Gambian dictator. According to news reports, Ousman Sonko told operatives he feared imprisonment following his removal as… Continue reading Fleeing Interior Minister ‘intercepted’ in Dakar

5 months to Presidential elections, Senegal NGOs lament gag order in Gambia

By Sanna Camara Civil society organisations in Senegal have convened a press conference to lament the gag order in force in neighbouring Gambia as the clock ticks closer to presidential elections the small West African enclave. The timing of the conference was deliberate as July 22nd 2016 marked 22 years of dictatorship in The Gambia. Rights… Continue reading 5 months to Presidential elections, Senegal NGOs lament gag order in Gambia