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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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Gambia releases new bank notes without Jammeh’s portrait

Gambia on Tuesday officially released new bank notes that will be without the portrait of the former President Yahya Jammeh. On Monday the Gambian central bank governor, Bakary Jammeh presented copies of the new notes to President Adama Barrow. The notes have now been released to the public through commercial banks. Gambia uses the dalasi and has been in circulation since independence in 1965. Yahya Jammeh who was forced out of office in 2016 use to have his pictures all over Gambia currency banknotes. But in an attempt to wipe…

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Kanilai: The once powerful village in Gambia ‘neglected’

Kanilai is a village in southern Gambia near the border with Senegal. The country’s former President Yahya Jammeh was born in this village which is mostly inhabited by small holder farmers. The village became popular after the 1994 coup that brought Jammeh into power. During the Jammeh regime Kanilai was home to the presidential palace, a wrestling arena, a luxury hotel and a game park and zoo. But life in the village has not been the same since Jammeh lost the December 2016 elections after being in power for 22…

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Gambia: Man dies in custody, mob burns police station

There has been continuous violence in one of Gambia‘s suburbs over the death of a suspect in police custody. The house of the country’s anti-crime unit boss Gorgi Mboob has been burnt to ashes following the death of the businessman Ousman Darboe. Darboe was arrested by the Anti-Crime unit on July 12, 2019. The late businessman was alleged to have received stolen items including a flat screen TV and other valuables. A police station was also burnt in the night over the matter. An official of the Serekunda Black Marketing…

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REVEALED: Yahya Jammeh ordered 2005 murder of 44 Ghanaians

After years of denying ordering the murder of over 56 west african migrants in the Gambia, ex-leader Yahya Jammeh has now been implicated by some of his former soldiers. Two Gambian soldiers who worked for Jammeh’s hit squad on Tuesday admitted to participating on Jammeh’s orders in the 2005 execution of the 56 West African migrants, including 44 Ghanaians. Families of the Ghanaian victims last year launched a campaign with the support of human rights groups to seek justice and bring Jammeh to book. These renewed calls for justice came…

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Gambia: Massive US visa refusals as a result of Trump’s immigration Policies

A family member got refused a visa to the US this week even though they had close to a million dalasis and have traveled extensively in the past. They currently even hold a UK visa, which is  due to expire in 2022. After enquiries, her daughter was told by someone working at the embassy that there is currently a restricted quota placed on the Gambia hence the numerous refusals. I wanted to ask if you are aware of this, as I know last year the State Department said the visa…

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Gambia President Jammeh rejects the elections results after accepting defeat in a televised call

ATLANTA(MaraviPost): President Jammeh rejects the elections results. A week after admitting defeat! He claimed, after declaring himself that the process was fair and transparent, that there were “abnormalities” and therefore rejected totally the results and is now calling for fresh elections. This is Deja vu! Please follow and like us:

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