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Ebrima Jallow
Senegalese, Togolese, others among 2005 executed migrants
Feb 26, 2021, 11:31 AM

Ebrima Jallow, then chief revenue controller of the Gambia Public Transport Services (GPTS), yesterday testified before the TRRC on issues surrounding the alleged execution of West African migrants on 22 July 2005, stating that among those arrested and detained were 44 Ghanaians, two Senegalese, three Sierra Leoneans and three Togolese.

Martin Kyere
2 new witnesses fly in for TRRC testimony
Feb 26, 2021, 11:18 AM

Martin Kyere, the sole known survivor of the 2005 massacre of 44 West African nationals by ‘Junglers’ in The Gambia, and William Nyarko, executive director of the Africa Center for International Law and Accountability (ACILA), are scheduled to fly into Banjul to testify before the TRRC in a bid to shed light on the incident that was carried allegedly on orders of the former President.

CDS
CDS Drammeh in Senegal to strengthen military ties
Feb 26, 2021, 11:07 AM

The Chief of Defence Staff of The Gambia Armed Forces, Lt. Gen. Yakuba Drammeh is currently in Senegal to meet his counterpart to strengthen military cooperation among others.

Jonathan
Jonathan to be back in Banjul after Abuja talks bear no fruit 
Feb 26, 2021, 11:04 AM

Goodluck Jonathan, the former Nigerian president is expected back in Banjul on 8 March 2021 as Abuja constitutional talks with Gambian party leaders failed. 

Emmanuel Joof
NHRC receives 77 individual complaints in 20220
Feb 26, 2021, 11:01 AM

The National Human Rights Commission of the Gambia (NHRC) says it received 77 individual complaints in 2020.

GDC diaspora PRO alleges corruption, malpractice at airport
Feb 26, 2021, 10:57 AM

Dodou Alieu Badara Ndow, Gambia Democratic Congress’ (GDC) Diaspora PRO who also doubles as the UK Chapter deputy chairman has allegedly revealed that there is “true malpractice, mal-administration and corruption” at the Banjul International Airport by health officials.

OIC road project
OIC roads: 15 prospective contractors tour Bertil Harding Highway
Feb 26, 2021, 10:52 AM

Press release
Under the auspices of the OIC Gambia Road Project, fifteen (15) domestic and international contractors participating in the bidding for the construction of the Bertil Harding Highway were taken on a tour of the Bertil Harding Highway on Tuesday.

GID
GID shifting to digital migration data collection
Feb 26, 2021, 10:49 AM

The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Thursday launched the Migration Information and Data Analysis system (MIDAS) at the GID headquarters in Banjul.

DLEAG fails to present reports in 3 yrs
Feb 26, 2021, 10:46 AM

The Drug Law Enforcement Agency – The Gambia (DLEAG), on Wednesday appeared before the legislators of the Public Enterprise Committee (PEC) of the National Assembly for the presentation of activity and financial reports for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Faal and Jallow
More revelations on disappeared West African migrants
Feb 25, 2021, 2:13 PM

Mawlud Faal of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) and Ousman Jallow of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) yesterday testified before the TRRC, giving recollections of their knowledge on the arrest and detention of about 52 West African migrants who were stranded in the country on 22 July 2005. 

Kudang murder
Fisherman reportedly killed at Kudang
Feb 25, 2021, 2:09 PM

Tragedy struck the community of Kudang in the Niamina East District of the Central River Region when Bambo Darboe, a 56-year-old fisherman was reportedly killed by an unknown individual (s), The Point has been informed.

2020 FIU Report: D16M laundered, while fraud rampant in Gambia
Feb 25, 2021, 2:06 PM

The director of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of The Gambia and the GIABA national coordinator, Alagie Dardoe, says D16 million was laundered in year 2014 but the conviction was done in 2020, while fraud emerged as the most reported financial crime. Accordingly, the funds have  been forfeited to the state.
and the funds forfeited to the state

Jonathan meets 15 Gambian party leaders
Jonathan meets 15 Gambian party leaders in Abuja
Feb 25, 2021, 2:04 PM

Former President, H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, is hosting a three-day brainstorming session with leaders of the 15 main political parties from Gambia, as part of efforts to build a consensus around writing a new constitution for the country.

EMPASS
EMPASS poultry firm wants gov’t intervention to expand production
Feb 25, 2021, 2:03 PM

The management of the Gambia’s leading poultry processing company, EMPASS has called for government intervention in addressing their challenges and constraints to expand their chicken production business in the country.

Lucy Faye
GRA extolled for unprecedented revenue performance in 2020
Feb 25, 2021, 2:00 PM

The board chairperson of The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), Lucy Faye, has applauded the staff and management of GRA for the unprecedented revenue collection in 2020.

Kebba Bah
TRRC: Ex-police officer who helped West African migrants speaks
Feb 25, 2021, 1:58 PM

Kebba Bah, a resident of Barra and former police officer yesterday testified before the TRRC, giving account of the manner in which West African migrants were captured in The Gambia’s territory and allegedly killed on the orders of former President Yahya Jammeh.

ambassadors
2 ambassadors present letters of credence to Foreign minister
Feb 25, 2021, 1:56 PM

BANJUL, 23 February 2021: The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Tuesday 23 February received copies of Letters of Credence from the Ambassadors of Belgium and the Kingdom of Spain accredited to The Gambia.

AMM Finance Service
AMM Finance Services allegedly robbed of D6.5M
Feb 24, 2021, 11:46 AM

Officials of AMM Finance Services and Bureau De Change Ltd. have confirmed that they were robbed of over D6.5 million last Saturday.

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