Monday 19 March 2018
(Afrol News 03/13/13)
Baboucarr Ceesay released - Detained Gambian journalist Baboucarr Ceesay has been released from custody without being charged with any crime, PANA confirmed from here Tuesday. According to sources in Banjul, the Gambian capital, Ceesay was released on Monday, after spending three days in detention at the headquarters of the country's National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The NIA personnel reportedly told the journalist before his release that his case was still under investigation. This is the second time that Ceesay has been arrested and detained by the Gambian authorities. He was first arrested and detained last September, along with another journalist, Abubacarr Saidykhan, after attempting to stage a peaceful demonstration over the execution of nine prisoners in The Gambia.
( 02/28/13)
Gambia's football referee Papa Bakary Gassama has been shortlisted among 21 African referees as part of a list of 52 pre-selected for the 2014 World Cup to take place in Brazil. Born on 2 February 1979, Papa is one of Gambia's outstanding referees who have officiated high profile matches in the sub-region and the continent. Papa was awarded the 2011 SJAG Referee of The Year award. He was part of 84 officials appointed by FIFA who featured in the London 2012 Olympic Football tournament.He and Tunisia Jedidi Slim were the two central referees from Africa. He has also officiated a Caf Nations Cup up to semi-final and played most of the crucial games of the tournament, which made him to...
(VOA News 02/19/13)
Gambians Monday celebrate the 48th independence anniversary of their country from the United Kingdom. President Yahya Jammeh declared Friday and Sunday as national days of prayer for continued peace, progress, security, harmony and stability in the country. But, opposition leader Ousainu Darbo of the United Democratic Party said Gambians have nothing to celebrate because Jammeh has failed to improve the lives of ordinary Gambians. He said Gambians have been subjected to abject poverty and a lack of freedom under 19 years of Jammeh’s rule. “Nothing has happened that improves the lives of the ordinary citizens. In fact, we are declining in abject poverty day by day. There is hunger to the extent that the majority of families live on one...