The head of the IMF staff team that visited the Gambia since the 3rd May to assess the implementation of its ongoing programs, has warned the government to refrain from any sort of borrowing from external donors. Rather, The Gambia should focus on a sustainable debt management policy, and use domestic loans to roll-over the [...]

2018-05-10T19:42:59+00:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments

Gambia: Umpa, Tamba court martial resumes

By Omar Bah The defence council in the trial of Generals Umpa Mendy and Ansumana Tamba, has filed an appeal before the Court Martial for CDS, Masanneh Kinteh to appear in the trial and explain why the two generals were not in uniform despite a court order for them to be appearing in military uniform. [...]

2018-04-26T15:48:01+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments

Gambia: GDC petitions Talib, Rambo, APRC’s URR candidate

The Gambia Democratic Party (GDC), has filed in a petition against the mayoral candidacy of Talib Ahmed Bensouda of UDP and Ousman Rambo Jatta of APRC with issues they believe disqualify their candidature. The party equally petitioned the APRC’s Basse candidate for chairmanship Pa Amadou Sussoh on the grounds of him being convicted in 2012, [...]

2018-04-26T15:38:07+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments

Gambia: Campaign to bring former president Yahya Jammeh to Justice Victims, activists to pursue case against exiled leader

(Banjul, The Gambia, October 21, 2017) - Victims of the former Gambian government of Yahya Jammeh and Gambian and international activists today announced the formation of a campaign to bring Jammeh and his leading accomplices to justice. Jammeh fled The Gambia in January 2017 for exile in Equatorial Guinea after losing presidential elections to [...]

2017-10-21T16:10:42+00:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments

Gambia: Yahya Jammeh sold Kairaba Hotel to MA Kharafi, coordinator tells commission

Momodou Lamin Sonko, a coordinator at MA Kharafi Company, yesterday told the commission that looks into the assets and financial transactions of the former President Yahya Jammeh that the former president has sold Kairaba Beach Hotel to MA Kharafi to the tune of $10, 000,000. In his testimony before the commission, Sonko said he [...]

2017-10-03T19:36:18+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments

Gambia: Gov’t inherits 6 million euros problem at NAWEC

The Minister of Tourism Hamat Bah said the coalition government has inherited a chronic mechanical problem at the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) which requires over 6 million euros to fix. “A mechanical problem requiring 6 million euros to fix, one week of fuel reserve and badly damaged generators were all we found at [...]

2017-06-20T16:56:54+00:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments