Sami District Chief Removed

[Foroyaa] Mr. Demba Jallow, a resident of Jalakoto Village, has been removed from his position of Seyfo of Sami District in CRR and replaced by Moro Jawla of Tanji Kunda.

[Foroyaa] Mr. Demba Jallow, a resident of Jalakoto Village, has been removed from his position of Seyfo of Sami District in CRR and replaced by Moro Jawla of Tanji Kunda.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

The Inauguration of the Councils

[Foroyaa] The Constitution provided for the establishment of highly autonomous councils constituted through democratic means. However, the Local Government Act was tampered with to provide for executive control of the councils prior to elections. Secti…

[Foroyaa] The Constitution provided for the establishment of highly autonomous councils constituted through democratic means. However, the Local Government Act was tampered with to provide for executive control of the councils prior to elections. Section 9A introduced a provision requiring the dissolution of a council three months prior to an election and appointment of a management team to exercise the powers and functions of a council.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Center for Human Rights On the Arrest of Youth of Gunjur

[Foroyaa] The Center for Human Rights and Development (CHDRD) has expressed their dissatisfaction on the arrest and continuous detention youth protesting against environmental degradation in the Coastal Town of Gunjur. The CHRD has called on the Inspec…

[Foroyaa] The Center for Human Rights and Development (CHDRD) has expressed their dissatisfaction on the arrest and continuous detention youth protesting against environmental degradation in the Coastal Town of Gunjur. The CHRD has called on the Inspector General of Police and the Government to immediately facilitate the unconditional release of those arrestees and drop all the charges against them. Section 19(1) of the Constitution of the Gambia states that, "Every person shall have the right to liberty and securit

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Fuel Price Increases Again

[Foroyaa] The pump price of fuel in The Gambia has been on the increase. The pump price of fuel has been increasing from D42 to D45.50 per litre in October 2017, despite a 40 percent decrease in price of crude oil at the time as acknowledged by the Min…

[Foroyaa] The pump price of fuel in The Gambia has been on the increase. The pump price of fuel has been increasing from D42 to D45.50 per litre in October 2017, despite a 40 percent decrease in price of crude oil at the time as acknowledged by the Minister of Transport. It was further increased to D48.16 in December 2017 and now it is being sold over D50 per litre.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

The Case of 44 Ghanaians Killed in the Gambia Kept Alive

[Foroyaa] A French-German human rights lawyer says they have strong evidence of the killings of 44 Ghanaians in The Gambia in 2005 which included the involvement of a most senior security personnel. She made this while narrating the case of the victims…

[Foroyaa] A French-German human rights lawyer says they have strong evidence of the killings of 44 Ghanaians in The Gambia in 2005 which included the involvement of a most senior security personnel. She made this while narrating the case of the victims and advocating for prosecution.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

‘I Travelled With the First Lady to Equatorial Guinea’ Captain Jallow

[Foroyaa] Captain Ousman Jallow, told a General Court-Martial that he was among those that left the country together with the President and his to Equatorial Guinea. He said so while testifying as the Fifth Prosecution Witness (PW5) on Thursday the 16t…

[Foroyaa] Captain Ousman Jallow, told a General Court-Martial that he was among those that left the country together with the President and his to Equatorial Guinea. He said so while testifying as the Fifth Prosecution Witness (PW5) on Thursday the 16th May 2018, in the trial of General Umpa Mendy and General Ansumana Tamba

source: AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea

NIA 8 – “My Clients Shouldn’t Be Denied Bail” Sk Jobe

[Foroyaa] Lawyer Sheriff Kumba Jobe, the defence lawyer of the 8 officers of the National Intelligence Agency has urged the High Court not to allow the State of adjournments whilst his clients are under detention.

[Foroyaa] Lawyer Sheriff Kumba Jobe, the defence lawyer of the 8 officers of the National Intelligence Agency has urged the High Court not to allow the State of adjournments whilst his clients are under detention.

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‘Price of Fertilizers to Be Reduced’, Agric Minister

[Foroyaa] The Minister of Agriculture, Mr Omar Jallow on Thursday 17th may 2018, in an interview in his office, told Foroyaa that the President is working on the reduction of the price of fertilizer.

[Foroyaa] The Minister of Agriculture, Mr Omar Jallow on Thursday 17th may 2018, in an interview in his office, told Foroyaa that the President is working on the reduction of the price of fertilizer.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

How Will the Country Address a Growing Debt Crisis and Price Hikes?

[Foroyaa] Foreign exchange is needed to service debts and pay for imports. In addition to this Gambia is also increasing its dependency on Senegal for energy, thus increasing the demand for foreign exchange to pay for energy.

[Foroyaa] Foreign exchange is needed to service debts and pay for imports. In addition to this Gambia is also increasing its dependency on Senegal for energy, thus increasing the demand for foreign exchange to pay for energy.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia