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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION URGES GOV’T TO PROTECT GAYS

By Omar Bah The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended to the government to take legal and other measures to protect the human rights and equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the country. In its 2019 report expected to be to be submitted to the National Assembly today and seen by...

Gov’t relaxes some Covid-19 restrictions

Press release President Adama Barrow in consultation with his Special Cabinet Sub-Committee on the Covid-19 pandemic and based on advice by the Health Experts' Committee...

President’s ex-driver, another stand trial

By Bruce Asemota Mansa Sumareh, a former driver to President Barrow and an interdicted protocol officer Ebrima JS Sanneh were each granted bail in the...

Soldiers appeal treason sentences

By Bruce Asemota The Gambia Court of Appeal presided over by Justice Awa Bah, NaCeesay Salla-Wadda and Kumba Sillah-Camara yesterday adjourned the criminal appeal case...

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION URGES GOV’T TO PROTECT GAYS

By Omar Bah The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended to the government to take legal and other measures to protect the human rights...

Gov’t relaxes some Covid-19 restrictions

Press release President Adama Barrow in consultation with his Special Cabinet Sub-Committee on the Covid-19...

President’s ex-driver, another stand trial

By Bruce Asemota Mansa Sumareh, a former driver to President Barrow and an interdicted protocol...

Soldiers appeal treason sentences

By Bruce Asemota The Gambia Court of Appeal presided over by Justice Awa Bah, NaCeesay...

Kombo Association petitions Barrow over disputed lands

By Tabora Bojang The Kombo Yiriwa Kafo has petitioned President Barrow to act urgently to confront 'lawlessness and abuse of state power' leading to many...

Muslim students’ organisation condemns EU ambassador over pro-gay stance

The Federation of Gambia Muslim Students' Organisation (Fegamso), the umbrella body of all school-based Islamic associations in Arabic and English schools in The Gambia...

Gambians in Ivory Coast call for calm over consul crisis

The Association of Gambian Nationals in Ivory Coast has called on Gambians living in the former French colony to unite under as the controversy...

President Barrow appoints two Justices of the Supreme Court

State House, Banjul, 4th June 2020: His Excellency, President Adama Barrow in accordance with the power vested on him under Section 138(2) of the...

Dou Sanno, Siaka Jatta call Mai useless ‘ingrate’

By Tabora Bojang The president's deputy political adviser has sharply reacted to comments by Mai Fatty that President Barrow should fire all his advisers, saying...

‘JANNEH COMMISSION, GOV’T WHITE PAPER ORDERS CANNOT BE ENFORCED’

A three judge empanelled Gambia Court of Appeal has ruled that the recommendations of commissions of inquiry like the Janneh Commission and orders in...

Kombo Association petitions Barrow over disputed lands

By Tabora Bojang The Kombo Yiriwa Kafo has petitioned President Barrow to act urgently to confront 'lawlessness and abuse of state power' leading to many...

Muslim students’ organisation condemns EU ambassador over pro-gay stance

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Gambians in Ivory Coast call for calm over consul crisis

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President Barrow appoints two Justices of the Supreme Court

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Dou Sanno, Siaka Jatta call Mai useless ‘ingrate’

By Tabora Bojang The president's deputy political adviser has sharply reacted to comments by Mai Fatty that President Barrow should fire all his advisers, saying...

‘JANNEH COMMISSION, GOV’T WHITE PAPER ORDERS CANNOT BE ENFORCED’

A three judge empanelled Gambia Court of Appeal has ruled that the recommendations of commissions of inquiry like the Janneh Commission and orders in...

Kombo Association petitions Barrow over disputed lands

By Tabora Bojang The Kombo Yiriwa Kafo has petitioned President Barrow to act urgently to confront 'lawlessness and abuse of state power' leading to many land disputes in Kombo some of which if not handled...

Muslim students’ organisation condemns EU ambassador over pro-gay...

The Federation of Gambia Muslim Students' Organisation (Fegamso), the umbrella body of all school-based...

Gambians in Ivory Coast call for calm over...

The Association of Gambian Nationals in Ivory Coast has called on Gambians living in...

President Barrow appoints two Justices of the Supreme...

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Dou Sanno, Siaka Jatta call Mai useless ‘ingrate’

By Tabora Bojang The president's deputy political adviser has sharply reacted to comments by Mai Fatty that President Barrow should fire all his advisers, saying...

‘JANNEH COMMISSION, GOV’T WHITE PAPER ORDERS CANNOT...

A three judge empanelled Gambia Court of Appeal has ruled that the recommendations of commissions of inquiry like the Janneh Commission and orders in...

Gov’t eases restrictions as mosques, churches to reopen

The Gambia Government spokesman last night announced that some of the emergency restrictions imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic will be eased...

Dou Sanno, Siaka Jatta call Mai useless ‘ingrate’

By Tabora Bojang The president's deputy political adviser has sharply reacted to comments by Mai Fatty that President Barrow should fire all his advisers, saying...

NAMs say they will return land if…

By Omar Bah At least two National Assembly Members have said they will return the plots of land allocated to them by government in New...

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