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Thursday, September 19, 2013

U.K Government Warns Against Visiting The Gambia Reads

There is a potential Political unrest in the Gambia. The British Government warns her citizens not to travel to the West African country. The statement release today also warns British nationals against using the Gambian ferry service
Following political disagreement between the government of The Gambia and the European Union about the deterioration of human rights in The Gambia there has been an increase in political tension which may lead to unannounced demonstrations in Banjul and other parts of the country. You should avoid all demonstrations.

National Sports Council React to GNOC Election

Read below the reaction of the National Sports Council to the recent election of the Gambia National Olympic Committee:


By:- Sheikh Alkinky Sanyang (NEA)
The Adaptation to Coastal & Climate Change (ACCC) Project is a UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) sponsored project acquired and implemented by the National Environment Agency on behalf of the Government of the Gambia. This sub regional project is responding to shoreline change and its human dimensions in West Africa with the ultimate objective to develop and pilot a range of effective coping mechanisms for reducing the impact of climate change induced coastal erosion in vulnerable regions in the five participating countries.

Friday, September 6, 2013

New Senegal PM represents power consolidation by president

Mr Sall appointed former justice minister Aminata Toure to replace Abdoul Mbaye after dismissing the government, which had been in office for 17 months, without explanation on Sunday.
"The reshuffle is a refocusing. The epicentre of power is no longer scattered but is in the APR", said Dakar-based analyst Babacar Justin Ndiaye, referring to Sall's Alliance for the Republic party.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

BB Dabo Paints Picture of Gambia’s Sick Economy

BB Darboe
The Gambia’s former Finance Minister has painted a gloomy picture of the country’s sick economy, arguing that the government could no longer “disguise the phenomenal increase” of the country’s “domestic and external debt over the past two decades.”
“We all know that the Yahya Jammeh government is notorious for deceitfulness, and for the opacity, or total lack of transparency, of its governance practices,” said Bakebba Camara, the Vice President of the Campaign for Democratic Change Gambia (CDCG) who deputized for the CDCG Chairman Mr. Bakary Bunja Dabo.
“But the truth can no longer be hidden behind a mask. Over the past few years, on each occasion of presenting the annual budget, successive Finance Ministers have been forced to groan under the burden of debt servicing as well as to admit to growing concern over the size of the debt stock,” he said.

Venezuela Weightlifting Federation Elections
Pedro León Torres was re-elected President of the Venezuela Weightlifting Federation on 20 August 2013 at a ceremony held in the headquarters of the Venezuelan Olympic Committee.
Twenty associations affiliated to the Venezuela Weightlifting Federation participated in the Elections and elected Pedro León Torres with 74 votes out the 79.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Gambia’s Former Military Officers Missing In Action

Col Ndure Cham
Where is the expert security analysis of former serving officers of the Gambia National Army (GNA) in events of abductions and executions of their colleagues by President Jammeh? The fact of the matter is that there is no credible security expert on the Gambia. Where is Lt. Col. Sam Sarr; where is Lt. Binneh Minteh;  where is Lt Kejau Touray;  where is Major Pa Modou Ann; where is Major Momodou Bojang; where is Col. Baboucar Jatta; where is Col. Sainey Bayo and many other former high-ranking military officers roaming the streets of United States, UK and elsewhere?