School of Journalism Urges Govt to Implement ECOWAS Court Ruling

[Foroyaa] The administration of The Gambia Press Union School of Journalism, has urged the Gambia Government to act fast in implementing the verdict of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, on the Gambia’s criminal libel, sedition and false news laws, in a stat…

[Foroyaa] The administration of The Gambia Press Union School of Journalism, has urged the Gambia Government to act fast in implementing the verdict of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, on the Gambia's criminal libel, sedition and false news laws, in a statement on February, 19th 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

ECOWAS Judgment – A Victory for Free Media

[Foroyaa] The landmark decision of the Ecowas Community Court of Justice in Abuja is quite significant. The Court has ordered the government of The Gambia to pay six million Dalasis in compensation to four Gambian journalists for the violation of their…

[Foroyaa] The landmark decision of the Ecowas Community Court of Justice in Abuja is quite significant. The Court has ordered the government of The Gambia to pay six million Dalasis in compensation to four Gambian journalists for the violation of their human rights and subjecting them to degrading treatment. The court also held that the criminal laws on libel, sedition and false news disproportionately interfere with the rights of Gambian journalists and directed that The Gambia immediately repeals or amends these l

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Talib Bensouda Wins UDP Mayoral Primaries

[Foroyaa] Talib Ahmed Bensouda, was on Saturday 17th February 2018, voted in as the Mayoral candidate for the United Democratic Party (UDP), after leading in the first and second round of the primary elections. Before the voting process took place, the…

[Foroyaa] Talib Ahmed Bensouda, was on Saturday 17th February 2018, voted in as the Mayoral candidate for the United Democratic Party (UDP), after leading in the first and second round of the primary elections. Before the voting process took place, the aspirants spoke on their manifestos and stated their plans for the Municipality, if they were voted into office. One of the candidates, Mr. Papa Njie, who was an aspirant and front runner for the United Democratic Party prior to the primaries, pulled out of the race,

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IBN Chambas Commends Gambia On Path to Reforms

[Foroyaa] The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has commended Gambian authorities for making headway into the country’s reform agenda. Mr. C…

[Foroyaa] The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has commended Gambian authorities for making headway into the country's reform agenda. Mr. Chambas who has concluded a three-day visit to Banjul, held talks with the Vice-President Madam Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, officials of the Independent Electoral Commission, representatives of the Inter-Party Committee, UN Chiefs in Banjul etc.

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‘South Sudanese Gunmen Killed Civilians in West Kordofan’ – MP

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A member of the Sudanese parliament reported the killing of six people in West Kordofan during the incursion of an armed faction from South Sudan on Sunday.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A member of the Sudanese parliament reported the killing of six people in West Kordofan during the incursion of an armed faction from South Sudan on Sunday.

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Militiamen Assault Displaced People Returning to South Darfur

[Radio Dabanga] Bielel -Militiamen assaulted a number of displaced people who had returned to an area in Bielel locality last week, which is considered to be their home area. Five people were seriously wounded.

[Radio Dabanga] Bielel -Militiamen assaulted a number of displaced people who had returned to an area in Bielel locality last week, which is considered to be their home area. Five people were seriously wounded.

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NCCE Urges Communities to Vote for Honest Councilors

[Foroyaa] Two months ahead of the Local Government Elections, the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) on Saturday 17th February 2017, urged the people of Wuli East and West in the Upper River Region North, to come out in their numbers and vote …

[Foroyaa] Two months ahead of the Local Government Elections, the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) on Saturday 17th February 2017, urged the people of Wuli East and West in the Upper River Region North, to come out in their numbers and vote for their choice of candidate, by voting in honest individuals who will take care of the welfare of their community. According to Senior Programme Officer Mr. Yusupha Bojang, the outreach is the first phase of the Local Government Election Sensitization Campaign activi

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