Fresh U.S. sanctions hit Muhammed Bazzi, Gambian company blacklisted

By Sanna Camara The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Hizballah financier Mohammad Ibrahim Bazzi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. Specifically, OFAC also designated a Gambia-based petroleum and petroleum products company,…… Continue reading Fresh U.S. sanctions hit Muhammed Bazzi, Gambian company blacklisted

Ghanaian Groups Urge Prosecution of Jammeh for murders of over 50 West African nationals

By Sanna Camara An investigation by Human Rights Watch and international justice NGO TRIAL International said today that a paramilitary unit controlled by then-Gambian president Yahya Jammeh was responsible for the summary execution of more than 50 Ghanaian, Nigerian, and other West African migrants in 2005. In a press release issued this morning from Accra, where the…… Continue reading Ghanaian Groups Urge Prosecution of Jammeh for murders of over 50 West African nationals

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