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Cabinet introduced to Strategic Policy Delivery Department

Gambia - State House, 18th May 2019 – State House, 17th May 2019 President Barrow told his cabinet to cooperate with the newly established Department of Strategic Policy Delivery as he monitors the implementation of the National Development Plan. Presiding over a Special Cabinet session...

Gambia commutes 22 death sentences to life imprisonment, a welcome step towards abolition

Responding to the news that Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has commuted the death sentences of 22 prisoners to life imprisonment, Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry, Amnesty International West and Central Africa Regional Director-who met with the Gambian President last week - said: “The President’s commutation of these...

Ambassador Paschall, and Imam Ratib Discuss Tolerance and Transitional Justice

Ambassador Paschall led a delegation of the United States Army Chaplains in a discussion with the senior members of the Banjul Muslim Elders’ Committee and the Imam of King Fahad Mosque, the main mosque in Banjul. The Committee discussed religious freedom, co-existence, the role of...

South Africa’s biggest electoral losers: Say goodbye to the minnows, outsiders, underdogs and chancers

With the picture of electoral results beginning to emerge into crisper focus on Thursday night, little wonder that some of South Africa’s smaller parties were demanding a re-run of elections. It is now all but certain that a number of the 2019 elections’ most...

Key human rights concerns highlighted in a meeting with President Barrow

Children as young as 15 languish in prison without trial Restrictive laws still prevent peaceful protest and criticism of authorities Three people sentenced to death in 2018 During a meeting with President Adama Barrow in the capital Banjul today, Amnesty International delegates noted the...

Meet Binta Badjie, 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow

Binta Badjie is an inspiring disability rights activist with a good track record of leadership and community engagement.  She bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Labor Management from the American International University in The Gambia.  Binta identifies herself as a deaf woman. ...

EFF scored bigg-ish in the elections, now the hard and difficult work begins

As the EFF grows, and its parliamentary caucus gets bigger, so the party’s internal tensions and contradictions will increase, just like any other political party. And the glue that holds it all together is Julius Malema – what happens if he ends up neutralised...

Manifesto Of The Opposition Coalition 2016 – Gambia

1. INTRODUCTION A People-Centered State administration requires appropriate constitutional and institutional developments complemented by appropriate policies, strategic plans, programs and projects aimed at improving the general well-being of the citizenry. Disregard of constitutional provisions aimed at protection of the citizenry and lack of financial discipline...

Will The Gambia be a turning point for AU peace efforts?

After struggling to achieve results, the African Union is taking a different approach to post-conflict reconstruction in The Gambia. Despite having policy on post-conflict reconstruction and development since 2006, the African Union (AU) has long struggled to turn this into a practical and effective tool. Recent initiatives...

BP enters Gambia with exploration deal in disputed A1 block

BP was awarded the license to the A1 block, the Gambian government said late on Tuesday, a deal which comes as producers seek to emulate oil and gas finds in neighboring Senegal and Mauritania that have attracted oil majors from across the globe. The A1...

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President Barrow Launches Gambia’s First-ever National Security Policy

State House, Banjul, 10th June 2019 - His Excellency, President Adama barrow on Monday, June 10, 2019, officially launched The Gambia’s first ever National...

The Insight Show – Public Markets, A Source Of Public Disorientation Neglected By City...

https://www.mixcloud.com/diasporium/the-insight-show-public-markets-a-source-of-public-disorientation-neglected-by-city-councils/ On this episode of the Insight Show with show hosts, Tima Gaye and Proffs, the show reacted to a video put up on the...

The Insight Show – How A Corrupt Police System Affects Everyday Taxi Driving –...

https://www.mixcloud.com/diasporium/the-insight-show-how-a-corrupt-police-can-affect-everyday-taxi-drivers-ineffective-insurance-too/ On this episode, a Gambian man who values, appreciates, makes a living, honors and respects the profession of being a Taxi Driver, and has...