Apr 7, 2020, 1:14 PM
Senegalese President Macky Sall addressed the nation on Friday 3 April 2020; the eve of the country’s 60th independence anniversary, outlining some economic measures regarding the fight against covid-19 pandemic.
Seventy eight (78) of those inmates were from the Mile 2 Central Prison in Banjul, twenty four (24) from Jeshwang prison within the Kanifing Municipality and thirteen (13) from Janjangbureh Prison in the Central River Region (CRR).
Ever since his coming to power in January 2017, President Barrow has consistently granted amnesty to prisoners. Soon after assuming office Barrow in a magnanimous gesture emptied Mile 2 Prisons of all political detainees and prisoners, some of whom were languishing behind the prison walls for decades without court appearance.
By Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu,
Senior Information Officer,
The Gambia Government
Closure of Senegal's air borders has been extended until June 30, 2020, requiring travelers to exercise patience for at least one more month.
Fafa Ceesay, a politician and native of Kerr Katim village in the Naimina East District of the Central River Region has predicted that President Adama Barrow will win the 2021 Presidential election, claiming that the entire Naimina East District would be a-no-go-area for Gambian oppositions.
The chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Emmanuel Daniel Joof, has said that they don’t invent rights, rather they uphold rights that are in the constitution, treaties and conventions that The Gambia ratified and is a party to.
Momodou Sabally, onetime secretary general and head of the Civil Service in the past government, has hit at Madi Jobarteh, one of the most vocal human right defenders in the country, for not showing up during the planned protest on Saturday against the killings of George Floyd and Modou Lamin Sisay, who both died last month at the hands of U.S. police.