THE DEAL THAT SAVES GAMBIA

The former President of the Gambia, Yayha Jammeh, left Banjul Saturday for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to start exile following a deal struck by Ecowas leaders that ended the political impasse that gripped the nation since the December 1 election, a large entourage accompanied Jammeh on a separate plane. There were scenes of emotions as he…

Coalition to unveil new cabinet today

By Omar Bah The Coalition spokesperson, Halifa Sallah, has told journalists yesterday that the much anticipated new cabinet will be unveiled to the public today. Mr Sallah also said the National Assembly will sit to annul the state of emergency declared by the former leader, Yahya Jammeh barely 24 hours before his term expired. Barrow’s…

Jammeh: I am stepping down to keep peace

By Omar Bah The Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh gave his last address to the nation announcing he has relinquished power to President Adama Barrow for the sake of peace and security of the nation. The full speech is as follows: Fellow Gambians my first preoccupation as President and commander-in-chief of the armed forces and a…

CDS Badjie: Army loyal to constitution

By Omar Bah The Chief of Defend Staff of the Gambia Armed Forces General Ousman Badjie has told journalists at a press conference at the Army Defense Headquarters in Banjul Saturday that the political crisis that engulfed the country for the past few weeks was ‘political misunderstanding’. “The impasse was a political misunderstanding but thank…

Rebuilding  our nation!

Now that the country’s political crisis is resolved it’s time for us all as Gambians at home and abroad to come together and rebuild our nation. People in the country throughout the past couple of weeks have been experiencing all forms of hardship forcing many to flee the country. Now that the political impasse has…

UN West Africa rep congratulates Jammeh

By Omar Bah The United Nations representative for West Africa and the Sahel Mohammed Ibn Chambas on behalf of the UN Secretary General, congratulated Gambia’s ex-president for what he called a ‘special man like action’ after he handed over power in an effort to avoid any bloodshed in the country. “We are very pleased to…

CJ STAYS AWAY FROM INJUNCTION CASE

By Baba Sillah The Chief Justice of The Gambia, Emmanuel O Fagbenle yesterday recused himself from the interlocutory injunction filed by the lawyer representing the APRC regarding the inauguration of the President-elect, Adama Barrow on January 19. Fagbenle also adjourned the election petition filed by the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction [APRC] and the…