#Headlines

Gambia reacts to Michael Correa’s U.S. indictment

Jun 15, 2020, 12:20 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S Camara

The Ministry of Justice of The Gambia says it welcomes the indictment in the United States of Michael Sang Correa, a member of the alleged assassin team of former President Yahya Jammeh’s ‘junglers’ for crimes of torture committed in The Gambia.

“The Ministry is particularly grateful to the United States Government for its continued strong support to and cooperation with The Gambia Government especially in respect of the on-going transitional justice process,” the Ministry states in a statement on Friday.

“The indictment of Mr. Correa by U.S. authorities is an extraordinary legal milestone. It demonstrates that no matter where such crimes are committed, and wherever the culprits may be hiding, global accountability mechanisms will reach them, and that there is no hiding place for those who commit such crimes in today’s world.”

The government says it will continue to cooperate with U.S. authorities in Mr. Correa’s case, as well as in other active cases in the United States in which The Gambia Government has an interest.

“The Ministry also wishes to take this opportunity to renew its strong encouragement for those who are still at large to take advantage of the TRRC process while that window remains open.”
“The alternative is to face certain prosecution for your crimes and there will be no hiding place or sanctuary for you. You can only run but you cannot hide forever, and you will be caught,” the ministry warns.
Several human rights organisations including Human Rights Watch and the Swiss-based Trial International have welcomed the move taken by the United States government.

Read Other Articles In Headlines
Minister Samateh on tour
Minister Samateh harps on govt’s commitment to quality healthcare provision
May 11, 2020, 12:38 PM

Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, the minister for Health has underscored the significant role of government in supporting the provision of affordable and quality health care for all Gambians.

UK charters flight to get British people stranded in The Gambia home
Apr 22, 2020, 1:27 PM

The UK Government has announced a charter flight to get British nationals stranded in The Gambia home safely. 

Health minister: D500M sparks distraction at health ministry
May 19, 2020, 12:41 PM

The Minister for Health, Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh said stated that the problem of his ministry started after the announcement of the D500 million funds allocated for covid-19 response.

Fatou Mass Jobe v2
‘We need to be proactive to consolidate existing source markets’
May 8, 2020, 11:28 AM

Taking into account the devastating impacts covid-19 posed to world economies especially the hospitality industry in The Gambia, Fatou Mass Jobe Njie, chairperson of Gambia Hotel Association has called for the need for constructive dialogue between tourism stakeholders and the authorities in particular, the GTBoard.

IMF
IMF approves immediate debt relief for 25 countries including Gambia
Apr 15, 2020, 3:11 PM

Washington, DC – Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued the following statement:

“Today, I am pleased to say that our Executive Board approved immediate debt service relief to 25 of the IMF’s member countries under the IMF’s revamped Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) as part of the Fund’s response to help address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 causes fear, anxiety among College Agric students
Apr 30, 2020, 1:38 PM

Lamin F. Fatty, the agriculture minister of The Gambia College Students Union has spoken about the devastating impact of the covid-19 pandemic especially on schools and those in food supply chain in the country. 

Brussels Airplane
First commercial passenger flight lands after 3 months
Jun 24, 2020, 1:28 PM

Brussels Airlines flight SN 215 landed at Banjul International Airport at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, 22nd June, being the first passenger flight to land here since the government closed the county’s airspace as a measure to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. 

Kerr Katem
CRR happy as 9.5 km feeder road project begins
May 5, 2020, 1:22 PM

Communities in Niamina East District, Central River Region are rejoicing as the foundation stone for the construction of a 9.5KM feeder road has begun in earnest.