Sonko case: voices of the victims

 PRESS RELEASE, TRIAL INTERNATIONAL The Attorney General of Switzerland has heard two victims in the investigation against Ousman Sonko. The former Gambian Minister of Interior is suspected of...

IGP Issues No Permit To APRC To Celebrate July 22nd 1994 Coup

 PRESS RELEASE The government of The Gambia wishes to inform the general public that a front page story on the Standard newspaper of Thursday July 13thquoting Honourable Musa Amul Nyassi, Member...

WHY THE GAMBIA BAR ASSOCIATION CHOSE TO BOYCOTT CERTAIN COURTS

 PRESS RELEASE The Gambia Bar Association has among its primary aims and objectives the following key purposes: To maintain the standards, integrity, honour and independence of the Bar,...

Fourth Cabinet meeting focuses on Finance and Economic Affairs, Fisheries and Security matters

 PRESS RELEASE Fajara, 28 June 2017 –Finance and economic affairs, fisheries and security took precedence at the Barrow administration’s fourth cabinet meeting today.Led by President Adama Barrow, Cabinet...

Victims Center For Human Rights Violations To Be Officially Launched On Wednesday

 Press Release On March 31, 2017, following the inauguration of H.E. President Barrow, victims of human and civil rights violations committed by the Jammeh administration met to form...

UK Foreign Secretary to visit The Gambia and Ghana

 Press Statement Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will meet with President Barrow and President Akufo-Addo on a two-day trip to West Africa.The Foreign Secretary will visit The Gambia and...

Amnesty: Gambia: Arrests, media closures as deadline nears

PRESS RELEASE: 05 January, 2017: The government of President Yahya Jammeh, defeated in Gambia’s December presidential election, has arbitrarily arrested opposition sympathizers and closed three independent radio...

Youth led organization meets President Barrow

 21 August 2017, Fajara -Pro – Gambia is a newly established youth led association committed to end all forms of violence in The Gambia.Speaking to journalists after...

European Union launches an Election Observation Mission to The Gambia

 Press Release Banjul, 20 March 2017The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) for the forthcoming parliamentary elections in The Gambia has started its deployment, following an invitation...

President Barrow Travels to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana

 The Office of The President wishes to inform the general public that His Excellency, Mr. Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia will travel on an...

Hajj Commission briefs President on readiness for 2017 Hajj

 PRESS RELEASE Fajara, 28 June 2017–The Barrow administration is to develop a policy to guide the liberalization of Hajj travel arrangements by 2018. This emerged from a meeting...

Gambia: Justice for Jammeh-Era Abuses Crucial

 New Government Should Develop Roadmap for Prosecutions(Nairobi) – Gambia’s government should act to prosecute those responsible for grave crimes committed during the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh....

The UN Agencies Update President Barrow on Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation

  Press Release, Office of The President A delegation of UN bodies made a courtesy call on His Excellency, President Adama Barrow. In her remark the UNICEF West and Central...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$16.1Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility for The Gambia

 PRESS RELEASE June 26, 2017The Board’s approval enables the immediate disbursement of US$16.1 million, which is equivalent to 18.75 percent of The Gambia’s quota in the IMF. The IMF...

Gambia: Progress in first 100 days of Barrow government requires major reform to break...

  Amnesty International, Press Statement • 100 days into President Barrow’s rule, Amnesty International presents a human rights agenda for the country• Commitment to International Criminal Court and release...

Talking Human Rights in the New Gambia

  By Daniel Bekele Senior Director for Africa Advocacy Truth Commission Should Complement Justice for Jammeh-era Crimes “This is the new Gambia,” Jobe, a Gambian taxi driver told me, as I arrived...

Pan African Lawyers Union disassociates itself from African Bar Associations’ actions on Gambia

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) has issued a strong statement vehemently disassociating itself from the statements and actions taken by the African Bar Association (AfBA) on...

Nomination of National Assembly Members and Other Issues of Interest

 Press Release, Office Of The PresidentHis Excellency, President Barrow appreciates that Gambians can now freely express themselves on issues that are of concern to them. This is a...

PARTIAL REMOVAL OF BAN ON ISSUANCE OF PASSPORT

 PRESS RELEASE The Ministry of the Interior through the Office of the Minister informs the general public it has decided to partially lift the temporarary ban on the issuance of...

Gambian Students Association in Cyprus condemns Jammeh’s actions

PRESS RELEASE – DEC. 20th: Without any pressure or force after conceding defeat and congratulating the President elect, and also confirm that the Gambia election is...