Family Members Of Man Who Dies In Police Custody Demand Postmortem Report

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 Family members of Lamin Krubally, a man who was found dead in a police cell in Nema-Kunku Police Station are demanding for postmortem report to know the...

President Barrow To Travel To Saudi Arabia Tonight

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 Fajara, 25 August 2017The Office of The President wishes to inform the general public that His Excellency, Mr. Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The...

How To Get Good Grades

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Omar Drammeh Seminole High School, FL Dear Editor, I will appreciate if you can please publish this piece, my peers may find it useful. How to get good grades. (Opinion)I would...

EU Human Rights Chief Reaffirms Continued Support For Gambia

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Fajara, 31 October 2017 Press ReleaseThe Gambia has received assurances of continued support from the European Union Monday as President Barrow welcomed a delegation from the European Union Human Rights External Action Service.  The EU Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis who was also the head of delegation, congratulated President Barrow for what he described as the remarkable democratic transition in the country and the bravery of the Gambian people. He reassured the President that the EU would remain a steadfast partner of the Gambian government and people in the transition.  Discussions with the visiting delegation covered governance, including the  country’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission, engagement of Gambian youth in politics, both constitutional and security sector reforms, and female genital mutilation  among others.  President Barrow acknowledged the confidence and support that he received from the European Union during the political impasse. He told the EU Special Representative that upholding human rights remained one of the biggest issues of his government, which he is optimistic and willing to learn from others’ experiences.   The President spoke about the comprehensive reforms underway in different areas, including the security sector. He told Mr Lambrinidis that his government Is working towards a new and all-encompassing constitution for the Third Republic.  President Barrow said Coalition members would continue to work together to nurture the change that they all fought for, despite the fact that they come from different ideological leanings.     President Barrow said supporters of the former regime are part of Gambian society and like everyone else they are stakeholders in the reforms taking place. He added that some of the former president’s supporters hadsembraced the change of regime and are supporting his government. Mr Barrow said: “In politics there are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies. One has to be courageous to take criticism.”  Discussing the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) President Barrow said his government would uphold the law banning FGM, and stressed the need to raise more awareness about the practice and the law against it.  Mr Lambrinidis said the EU respected President Barrow’s leadership for the inspiration he had given to many during the impasse. He acknowledged that it was not easy to build institutions, instill a culture of freedom and security, and at the same time secure a presence for one’s country in the international community all at once. He said The Gambia, through its example as a human rights leader, could continue to inspire many countries on the African continent and around the world, and demonstrate that it is possible for human rights, security and development to all work together. The EU special representative commended the Gambian leader for signing five United Nations treaties at once at the UN General Assembly in September. He commended Mr Barrow for demonstrating leadership, and urged The Government of The Gambia to go further, beyond the signing of the treaties. Mr Lambrinidis said he appreciated the efforts of the government to change policies, hearts and minds, and integrate human rights in its reforms.  He added that the Barrow administration has encouraged many with the inclusion of members of civil society in its endeavors. He assured the President of EU’s commitment to support an exchange of ideas and practices with other countries.   “Focus on human rights as your new stamp, and keep in mind that you are an inspiration to many others,” he told President Barrow. Also discussed during the meeting were plans for an upcoming donor’s conference in February 2018, and an African Union/European Union continental meeting on youth and job creation.   Speaking to the press after his audience with the President, Mr Lambrinidis told reporters that President Barrow is working on various key challenges which includes youth unemployment, prison conditions, rehabilitation, and security reforms....

Article 19 chief hails ‘new democracy’ in Gambia

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By Alagie MannehArticle 19 has hailed the change of power in The Gambia, saying it is finally bringing ‘democracy and human rights’ that has eluded Gambians under...

Gambia’s Corrupt And Discredited Judiciary On The Spotlight Again As Our Legal Expert Explains...

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For the next couple of weeks, the Fatu Network is running a series on Gambia's rotten judiciary where the state in a deliberate attempt to pervert the...

“DIASPORA” BLUNDER, 2016 COALITION BETRAYAL AND THE MAKINGS OF THE “POLITICAL ANIMAL”; Adama Barrow

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BY: Ousainou Mbenga It was during one of his “Fakatalu” - tripped speeches, that Barrow characterized himself as a “political animal”, countering the “accidental president” he is believed to be. ADAMA BARROW, WE WILL “CROSS...

POLICE REACT TO FOROYAA NEWSPAPER’S ALLEGATION OF POLICE FAILURE TO CONDUCT CORONER’S INQUEST TO...

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 With reference to the August 1st, 2017 edition of the Editorial of Foroyaa Newspaper, which states “WILL THERE BE AN INQUEST THIS TIME ON ANOTHER DEATH IN...

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By Omar JarjuThe head coach of the first division side Marimmoo FC Momodou Jallow has said that The Gambia will relish the prospect of going toe to...

A Treachery Uncovered: Dictator Jammeh Lays Dangerous Bait For Unsuspecting Diasporans Coming Back Home...

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The Fatu Network has uncovered yet another dangerous plan by Dictator Yahya Jammeh. This other one is hatched against unsuspecting Gambians based in the diaspora who annually...

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We have a poorly funded, poorly equipped, and poorly trained police force. We have an outfit called the NIA which is distrusted by the population due to...

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Gambia’s National Assembly on Tuesday amended the country’s 1997 Constitution removing the upper age limit for holding office as President of the Republic of The Gambia from...

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By Ebrima Janko Jawara  Simply said it is a blatant, bloody naked lie that is filled up with extemporaneous prevarication to state in your letter to Honorable Richardson...

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By Omar WallyFatoumata Jallow- Tambajang, the acting Vice President and Minister for Women Affairs has told flood victims that The Gambia government under the leadership...

Government Has to Rethink Communication Strategy…

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Effective communication is said to be one of the most important components of governance. In fact, a good commination strategy can make a government appear to be...

EU Held Breakfast Briefing With Members Of The Press

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 The European Union Ambassador to The Gambia, Attila Lajos Wednesday, August 15, organized a breakfast briefing with The Gambian press at the Kairaba Beach Hotel in Kololi....

Prince Charles And Camilla, Dutchess Of Cornwall To Visit Gambia

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State House, Banjul, 27thSeptember 2018The Office of the President is pleased to announce that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit The Gambia...

VP & Women’s Affairs Minister Inaugurates National Women’s Council

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By Fatou SannehThe new National Women’s Council was inaugurated on Monday, July 30 at kairaba beach hotel, Senegambia. The council consists of women councillors from all around...

Print Media Compromised in The Gambia

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Alagi Yorro Jallow:Serious print journalism in the Gambia died a long time ago. Print media failed to keep up with social media; such that what one read...

*Our Gambian embassy in Dakar should be…….*

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Within the space of one week, I have had the opportunity to visit both the Senegalese Embassy in the Gambia and the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, but...