Jun 8, 2020, 11:06 AM
The Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 79 positive cases which brings the country’s total infection total to 4,328. The capital Dakar registered the highest number – 73% of the total registered infections.
In a news release, The Gambia government calls for their immediate release and respect for democratic norms and processes.
“Gambia’s particular concern is for the welfare of the Rohingya minority group whose protection from genocide is what the Gambia has been seeking in the international court of justice.”
“We are gravely concern that the same military leadership that marginalised the Rohingya has now seized full control of Myanmar government, and we fear they may launch another so-called “clearance operation” to rid the country of the approximately 600, 000 Rohingya who survived the last round of human rights violation. We are thus monitoring events very closely.”
“Meanwhile, we emphasise that the court’s provisional measures ordered in January 2020, are binding on Myanmar, no matter who heads the government. We demand that the military officials who have seized power abide by the court orders and Myanmar international obligations.”
Being accused of drug dealing in 2009, Babucarr Cham, yesterday testified before the TRRC, claiming that the current director general of the State Intelligence Service, Ousman Sowe, witnessed tortures of individuals at the institution.
Former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), Rtd. Lt. Gen. Lang Tombong Tamba, yesterday testified before the TRRC, revealing that he accepted the July 22, 1994 ‘coupists’ to take over State House because of lack of men and weapons to deny them.
According to the inter-ministerial online press conference organised by the Ministry of Information on Friday, President Adama Barrow has promised Gambians that as part of the efforts to incentivise the farming sector, groundnut prices will be increased by 12% this year.