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  • Military Chief's Visits to Media Institution Is a Positive Step in Gambia

    GAMBIA, 2017/08/18 The visits by the Chief of Defense Staff Lt General Masanneh Kinteh to media institutions is a positive step. The visit is meant "to further cement the by presently existing cordial relationship between GAF and media establishments in the country."
  • Gambian President-Elect Defiant Against Court Injunction

    GAMBIA, 2017/01/17 Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has taken refuge in neighboring Senegal ahead of his inauguration in three days. Despite President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to step aside, Barrow insists he will take power. Next 22 years in power, President Jammeh told Gambians Sunday he had filed an injunction in the Supreme Court to restrict Barrow from taking office despite Barrow winning the 2016 election. "I have confirmed that we have filed an application for an injunction to restrict Mr. Adama Barrow from being sworn in inclunding restricting the chief justice and any other parties from swearing in Mr. Adama Barrow until the application is decided by the Supreme Court of Gambia. And until again, the status quo remains," Jammeh said.
  • Quiet diplomacy? African leaders’ deafening silence on Adama Barrow’s monumental win

    GAMBIA, 2016/12/09 2016 has had numerous surprises, one being the shocking defeat of The Gambian President Yahya Jammeh in the country’s presidential election by property developer Adama Barrow. Jammeh has been in office for the completed 22 years, and few people would have predicted a Jammeh loss, let alone the Gambian leader conceding defeat with a smile on his face, and pledging to oversee a smooth transition. Despite the grand gesture by Jammeh conceding defeat, it’s even additional surprising that African leaders who took to social media to congratulate U.S. President-elect Donald Trump have been conspicuously silent in congratulating opposition leader Barrow. Could President-elect Barrow’s win be causing some jitters?
  • Gambia: Ousman Jammeh Appointed As Agric Ps

    GAMBIA, 2015/02/13 Information received by this reporter indicates that Mr Ousman Jammeh, the Director General of the Department of Agriculture is now the new Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture.According to the information, Mr. Jammeh replaces Mr Ebrima Jawara, who was removed on Friday, 6 February 2015, from the position of Permanent Secretary number one at the ministry. When contacted on Monday, 9 February, Mr. Jammeh confirmed his appointment as Agriculture PS.
  • Teneng Ba Jaiteh reinstated as energy minister

    GAMBIA, 2014/02/23 President Yahya Jammeh has reinstated Teneng Ba Jaiteh as energy minister barelythree days next she was removed from the post, a statement issued by the presidency announced Thursday night. Ms Jaiteh, it would be noted, faced the same fate last year at the same time as she was reappointed as Minister of Energy in September last year, just one month next she was relieved of her cabinet appointment.
  • Gambia Government’s anti-Mandinka, anti-west rant and withdrawal from the Commonwealth

    GAMBIA, 2013/10/09 The Gambia Consultative Council (GCC), the representative body of Gambian organizations and individuals around the globe, who yearn for the return of democracy and the policy of law in the Gambia, expresses its utter dismay and incredulity at the military regime’s insulting rant against Gambia’s majority tribe; the Mandinkas. This ancient African tribe whose rich history and tradition began to seep into western culture nearly five centuries ago, has been the focus of the Gambia military regime’s relentless degradation and humiliation for the last nineteen years. Since Yahya Jammeh came to power in a military coup in 1994, the .Mandinkas, despite forming forty-five of the Gambian people, have been denied employment and promotions, and a lot of are forced to flee to the security of Senegal, Europe and the US.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.