Africa Gambia West Africa World 

Gambia’s Truth Commission recommends prosecution of Jammeh

– – The former president of The Gambia Yahya Jammeh has been recommended for prosecution before an international tribunal. The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRCC) made the recommendation in a report released on Friday, December 24, 2021. The commission was tasked to investigate allegations of abuses and other atrocities committed under the Jammeh regime which lasted for 22 years.… Read More
Africa Gambia West Africa World 

Gambia: Incumbent Adama Barrow wins presidential election

– – The incumbent president of The Gambia Adama Barrow has been declared winner of the country’s presidential election. He thus retains power with results from all the districts now in across the country. The independent electoral commission on Sunday evening declared President Barrow winner, defeating his main challenger Ousainou Darboe. Mr. Barrow had won over 54% of votes but… Read More
Africa Gambia West Africa World 

Jammeh’s party defies him, maintains alliance with Barrow’s party

– – The party of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has defied his opposition to an alliance entered into with current President Adama Barrow. President Barrow formed his own political party months ago ahead of presidential elections next year. That alliance has been criticized by many especially victims of brutalities under ex-leader Jammeh who are seeking justice. For the first… Read More
Africa Gambia West Africa World 

Gambia: Jammeh’s ally sentenced to death by hanging

– – Yankuba Touray, an ally of Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh has been sentenced to death by hanging. Touray was charged with murder for his role in the killing of former finance Minister Ousman Koro Ceesay. On Wednesday a high Court judge in Banjul found Touray guilty of murder in what was considered the most anticipated judgement in the… Read More
Africa Featured Gambia West Africa World 

Gambia: Commission uncovered ex-President’s alleged crimes

– – Testimony before a Gambian truth commission linking former president Yahya Jammeh to numerous grave crimes during his 22 years in office should be followed by criminal accountability, Human Rights Watch said today with the release of a video, “Truth and Justice in Gambia.” On May 27, 2021, the Gambia Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC) is scheduled to conclude over two years of publicly televised sessions.… Read More
Africa Featured Gambia West Africa World 

Germany detains Gambian driver of Jammeh’s ‘hit-squad unit’

– – A Gambian man has been detained in Germany for alleged role in some killings under ex-president Yahya Jammeh. The man Bai L, according to German police is suspected of participating in crimes against humanity while serving as driver for the feared paramilitary unit of Jammeh. He is accused of driving officers from the paramilitary unit known as the… Read More
Africa Gambia West Africa World 

Gambia: Commission uncovers Yahya Jammeh’s alleged crimes

A Gambian truth commission has heard testimony that former president Yahya Jammeh was responsible for numerous grave crimes during his 22 years in office. Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday that these crimes include ordering the killing and torture of political opponents, the murder of 56 West African migrants, and “witch hunts” in which hundreds of women were arbitrarily detained.… Read More
Africa Featured Gambia West Africa World 

Gambia releases draft constitution for public review

Gambians now have the chance to make input into a draft constitution that is to reform the country’s political system and way of life. On Friday the government released the document to the public for discussions and reviews. This is part of ongoing processes to get Gambia a new post-Jammeh era constitution that gives the country a fresher way of… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

How ex-Jammeh ally tortured and killed political opponents

A former key ally of former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh has admitted to supervising the arrest, torture and killing of opposition politicians and critics of the previous regime. The former army captain Edward Singhateh has narrated harrowing stories of how he arrested, tortured and executed suspected political opponents. According to Singhateh, many critics of Jammeh were arrested and never meant… Read More
Africa Gambia West Africa World 

Gambia: Jammeh ally admits to killing alleged ‘coup plotters’

A former senior Gambian politician has admitted that he played a role in the killings of some soldiers accused of plotting a coup to overthrow former President Yahyah Jammeh. Edward Singhateh told the country’s truth commission that he was responsible for the execution of soldiers accused of the said coup shortly after Jammeh came into power. Singhateh was one of… Read More