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Gambia: Talented journalist and activist dies in car crash

A young and talented Gambian journalist, Sise Jaha Sawaneh has reportedly died in a car crash on Wednesday. Sawaneh was a very popular activist for peace and social development in Gambia. The Gambia Press Union said in a statement that she was “involved in a car accident that happened in Kiang and claimed the lives of two others.” The statement said “until her death, Sise worked as a reporter at the Gambia Radio and Television Services. She previously worked at various media organisations, including The Standard, Today Newspaper and Star…

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Gambia: Jammeh’s party demands return of seized assets

The party of former President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh is demanding the return of seized assets it said did not belong to the former leader. Fabakary Tombong Jatta, the interim leader of the APRC party told journalists on Thursday that the government of the Gambian must return the assets seized from the party immediately. Mr Jatta also demanded that the government releases bank accounts belonging to the party since they didn’t belong to Yaya Jammeh. Many assets belonging to Yahya Jammeh have been seized by the state pending auctioning since…

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Ex-Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh stole $362 million

The Gambian government has said that Ex-Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh stole $362 million from the state during his 22-year rule. The latest revelations were made public by the government in a report following a commission of inquiry into the presidency of Jammeh. The report said millions of dollars were stolen by Jammeh and his associates during his tenure before he exited power in 2017. The extent of theft under Yahya Jammeh was already known months after he left office. But a commission was set up to probe further and recommend…

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Gina Bass: The darling of Gambia athletics

African champion Gina Bass is sparking some excitement in The Gambia after winning gold medal in the 200 meters race in the all Africa games athletic championship which ended in Morocco. Bass won the gold medal in style with a timing of 22.58 seconds, beating Ivorian Marie Josee Tallou who is regarded as Africa’s fastest. Gina Bass broke her own national record with her winning time during the competition. She was welcomed back home by fans and well-wishers with excitement. Speaking to Africa Feeds upon her arrival at the Banjul…

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Gambia’s coach won’t ‘beg players to play’ for the Scorpions

Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet says he will not beg players to represent the Scorpions. He was responding to questions over players he omitted from The Gambia’s squad for upcoming 2022 World Cup preliminary round qualifiers against Angola. Saintfiet left out Hadjuk Split midfielder Hamza Barry, Saudi-based Bubacarr Steve Trawally and former Swansea winger Modou Barrow. The trio all declined invitations for June’s friendlies against Guinea and Morocco. “I don’t need to beg anyone to play for his country,” Saintfiet told reporters during squad unveiling. “If Steve (Bubacarr) Trawally, Hamza Barry…

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Former Gambian President Jawara laid to rest

Former Gambian president Sir Dawda Jawara has been laid to rest after a state funeral at the National Assembly on Thursday. His funeral was attended by thousands of Gambians including the country’s President Adama Barrow. Jawara died on August 27 after a brief illness at the age of 95 at his resident in Fajara. Seven days of mourning was declared in his honour. He was buried at the premises of the national assembly. Jawara’s two wives Lady Chilel Jawara and Njeme Jawara were both in attendance at the funeral. Sir…

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Ex-Gambian President Jawara dies aged 95

Former Gambian President Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara has been reported dead. Jawara passed away on Tuesday at the age of 95 after a short illness. He was born on March 16, 1924 in Barajally in macChatty to Almamy Jawara and Mama Fatty. Jawara studied veterinary medicine at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1953. After his return to The Gambia, he became principal veterinary officer of that British colony in 1957. But in 1959 he became interested in politics and later joined the…

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Gambian football player with ‘double identity’ in Germany ?

The Gambian footballer Bakery Jatta is currently facing a probe from Germany’s football federation the DFB after reports of him having a double identity. Jatta plays for Hamburg and first arrived in Germany at the age of 16 in 2015. Now 21 there are doubts over his true identity. Germany daily Sport Bild reports that Jatta is rather older than his current age of 21. The news outlet reports that Jatta is in fact two and a half years older. Bild reports that Jatta played for Gambia’s U20 side under…

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The Gambian media; what’s changed after Jammeh’s exit

The Gambian media for 22 years experienced all forms of harassment, abuses and threats to their work and all took place during the tenure of former President Yahya Jammeh. In 22 years there were reported disappearances and extra judicial killings. Some media outlets were being burnt to ashes, unlawful arrests and detention were the order of the day for journalists who were critical of the government modus operandi under Jammeh era. The Secretary General of the Gambia Press Union Saikou Jammeh testified at the ongoing Truth Reconciliation Commission that, 140…

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Gambia defends release of Jammeh assassins after outrage

Gambia’s government has defended its decision to release three soldiers who worked as assassins for former leader, Yahya Jammeh. Malick Jatta, Omar A Jallow and Amadou Badjie last month confessed taking part in several killings on the orders of Mr. Jammeh. Some of those killings include Gambians and other foreigners including 44 Ghanaian migrants. Many Gambians have been unhappy with the decision which was announced by the attorney General and minister of Justice Abubacarr Ba Tambedou. Families of victims Families of some of the victims of the killings carried out…

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