Should a Soldier Be Detained Without Trial for More Than 72 Hours?

[Foroyaa] The answer to this question is in the negative. A soldier like any other Gambian has a right to be free from arbitrary detention. Section 19 of the Constitution states:

[Foroyaa] The answer to this question is in the negative. A soldier like any other Gambian has a right to be free from arbitrary detention. Section 19 of the Constitution states:

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Lieutenant Jammeh, Captain Jammeh Still Detained

[Foroyaa] A former adjutant of Gambia National Guard (GNG) Lieutenant Yaya Jammeh and Captain Jammeh are still detained by Military Police at Fajara Barracks after being accused of having Whatsapp group where they discussed to undermine the current gov…

[Foroyaa] A former adjutant of Gambia National Guard (GNG) Lieutenant Yaya Jammeh and Captain Jammeh are still detained by Military Police at Fajara Barracks after being accused of having Whatsapp group where they discussed to undermine the current government, a military source said.

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State Fails to Produce Baboucar Badjie for Over Three Months

[Foroyaa] The State has yet again failed to bring Baboucar Badjie, a former finance officer of the associated Pre-Mix Oil Company, to court. Mr. Badjie’s case has been dragging in court for quite some time now.The trial Magistrate of the case, Hilary A…

[Foroyaa] The State has yet again failed to bring Baboucar Badjie, a former finance officer of the associated Pre-Mix Oil Company, to court. Mr. Badjie's case has been dragging in court for quite some time now.The trial Magistrate of the case, Hilary Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates Court, sometime ago, ruled that the court will write to the Director of Public Prosecutions to assign a new prosecutor to handle the matter, but up to now, no prosecutor has appeared in court. Prior to his ruling, the court failed to pr

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State Owns Fifteen Enterprises Finance Minister Says

[Foroyaa] The Minister of Finance, Amadaou Sanneh, has disclosed to the parliamentarians that the state owns fifteen enterprises. Mr. Sanneh said this during the question and answer session with deputies, at the National Assembly on Wednesday, 26 July …

[Foroyaa] The Minister of Finance, Amadaou Sanneh, has disclosed to the parliamentarians that the state owns fifteen enterprises. Mr. Sanneh said this during the question and answer session with deputies, at the National Assembly on Wednesday, 26 July 2017.

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Ousman Colley Together With Wife Pass Away

[Foroyaa] Ousman Colley, the Agricultural Regional Director of Central RiverRegion South, and his wife have passed on Tuesday 25 July 2017, in a fatal accident at Sanyenya village, just when entering the Kombos.

[Foroyaa] Ousman Colley, the Agricultural Regional Director of Central RiverRegion South, and his wife have passed on Tuesday 25 July 2017, in a fatal accident at Sanyenya village, just when entering the Kombos.

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National Assembly Members Comment On President Barrow’s Address

[Foroyaa] The executive and the legislature are supposed to work to make the laws and scrutinize the implementation of the policies for which should promote the prosperity and general welfare of the people as required by the constitution. President Bar…

[Foroyaa] The executive and the legislature are supposed to work to make the laws and scrutinize the implementation of the policies for which should promote the prosperity and general welfare of the people as required by the constitution. President Barrow gave his first address to the national assembly on Monday 24 July 2017.

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President Barrow Talks About Detention Without Trial, Others

[Foroyaa] Precisely November, 2016, the standard bearer of the then opposition Coalition, promised the electorate that detention without trial will end in the Gambia if he is elected. However, after six months in office as the president of the Gambia f…

[Foroyaa] Precisely November, 2016, the standard bearer of the then opposition Coalition, promised the electorate that detention without trial will end in the Gambia if he is elected. However, after six months in office as the president of the Gambia following his election in December, detention without trial persists but only evidently common within the army. In this exclusive interview with Foroyaa, the president defended his government for not been found wanting.

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Milupi Urges Speedy Trial for Hichilema

UPND aligned Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) has demanded for a speedy trial for incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. ADD leader Charles Milupi who has lent his support to Hichilema in the last two presidential elections (January 2015 and … Continued

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UPND aligned Alliance for Democracy and Development (ADD) has demanded for a speedy trial for incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. ADD leader Charles Milupi who has lent his support to Hichilema in the last two presidential elections (January 2015 and August 2016) said that the longer Hichilema was kept behind bars the more the country would remain divided. BELOW IS HIS FULL STATEMENT: PRESS RELEASE 27/07/17 JUDICIARY SHOULD GIVE HH A SPEEDY TRIAL The Judiciary should guarantee that incarcerated UPND president, Hakainde Hichilema, is given a speedy trial so as to help ease the current political tension Zambia is undergoing. In as much as we wouldn’t want to meddle with the judicial process at hand, we feel it’s prudent that Hakainde Hichilema is accorded a swift but comprehensive hearing, because the fact of the matter is that he is not an ordinary citizen. It’s not a hidden secret that HH is the leader of the largest opposition party in Zambia. HH garnered 1,760,347 votes from the contentious 2016 Presidential election. This represents 47.63% of the total votes cast. In principle, HH controls half of the country. Keeping such a leader, who commands so much countrywide support, under arrest on trumped up treason charges is creating unnecessary tension and a sense of uncertainty in the Nation. The political landscape is uneven and hostile and the only way to de escalate the current state of affairs is to ensure a speedy but fair judicial process for HH and his collegues. Keeping him in Prison for a longer period will further divide the country and create a window for political strife. It’s therefore imperative and incumbent upon the Judiciary to ensure that this is averted by giving Mr Hichilema a speedy trial. As a matter of fact, Hakainde Hichilema after all has a right to a speedy trial. He has a right to be tried for the alleged treason charge within reasonable time from the day he was arrested which is now over one hundred days. If he is not accorded a speedy trial within reasonable time, then we urge the courts to dismiss the case altogether. This will mean the state hasn’t built a solid case and therefore don’t have enough grounds to detain HH. The judiciary needs to bear in mind that unreasonable delays by the prosecution are a violation of Hakainde Hichilema’s constitutional rights. It’s critical and only fair that HH is given a speedy trial so that we avoid a situation where HH is given a lengthy and unfounded imprisonment without having been found guilty of any charge. It should be noted that the defendant, HH, is innocent until proven guilty under the Zambian laws. Therefore a speedy trial will ensure that the anxiety of awaiting the resolution of the case is minimized. Giving HH a speedy and fair trial will also help build the frail image of the Judiciary in Zambia. It’s an opportunity to reaffirm the role of the Judiciary as a legimate arbitrator in the dispensation and delivery of justice. We strongly hope that the Judiciary will heed this appeal by ensuring that the UPND leader is given a speedy, fair and just trial. They have a responsibility to help the country heal. Charles Milupi ADD President The post Milupi Urges Speedy Trial for Hichilema appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Health Minister Visits Health Facilities in Urr

[Daily Observer] The minister of Health and Social Welfare Saffie Lowe-Ceesay and her Senior Management Team as part of their familiarisation tour to the health facilities and regions last Saturday visited Basse District Hospital, Chinese Mango Clinic …

[Daily Observer] The minister of Health and Social Welfare Saffie Lowe-Ceesay and her Senior Management Team as part of their familiarisation tour to the health facilities and regions last Saturday visited Basse District Hospital, Chinese Mango Clinic and the Regional Health Management Team in the Upper River Region (URR).

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