‘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

‘Gambia should reconsider withdrawal from the ICC’ – says ‘disappointed’ prosecutor

By Sanna Camara Hassan Bubacarr Jallow, Gambian ex-prosecutor for the International criminal Tribuanl, has expressed disappointment at his country’s declaration of intent to withdraw from the ICC, urging Banjul to reconsider its position. The government of Gambia announced on October 25th that it will withdraw from the ICC due to what it says was warranted… Continue reading ‘Gambia should reconsider withdrawal from the ICC’ – says ‘disappointed’ prosecutor

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

Gambians in Senegal do not see Embassy as home

By Sanna Camara The popular feeling among the Gambian community in Senegal, both exiles and residents alike, that their Embassy “is not homely to them and their needs outside Gambia” was enough reason for an opposition leader to conduct a visit there to discuss such matters. Mai Ahmad Fatty told reporters yesterday in Dakar that… Continue reading Gambians in Senegal do not see Embassy as home

Dakar set to host High Level Symposium on Demographic Dividend

By Sanna Camara Preparations are in high gear for the international high level symposium on demographic dividend for Africa’s development 2016 (HLSDD16) scheduled to be hosted in Dakar, on the sidelines of the 11th Scientific Conference on “National Transfer Accounts,” convening from 20th to 24th June, 2016 in Dakar, Senegal. The UN population affairs agency… Continue reading Dakar set to host High Level Symposium on Demographic Dividend

Amnesty International calls for ‘stronger measures’ if Gambia does not…

By Sanna Camara Human rights NGO, Amnesty International,  has called on ECOWAS and the international community to “consider stronger measures if Gambia does not make significant progress towards meeting its human rights obligations under international law.” In a media dispatch today ahead of the launch of its new report Dangerous to Dissent: human rights under… Continue reading Amnesty International calls for ‘stronger measures’ if Gambia does not…