Oct 23, 2020, 11:14 AM
The Gambia’s Ministry of Health has announced the registration of 2 new cases, taking the total of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,657.
According to the Office of the Inspector General of Police, those claims are untrue and that it is a common understanding that the niqab covers the mouth and nose which is the ultimate purpose of facemask wearing.
“In view of this, it is important to state that the Inspector General’s Office has not issued any specific instructions of arrests targeting women wearing the niqab.
“Furthermore, enquiries have been made at all police regions and divisions, and it is clear that no such arrest was reported anywhere.
“However, further instructions have been communicated to regional commands to adequately brief personnel to exercise reasonable discretion in allowing women whose veil covers the mouth and nose to access public places.”
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.
Rohey Jatta, the widow of late Haruna Jatta, who was allegedly killed by members of the ECOMIG Forces during a peaceful protest in Kanilai – the home village of former President Yahya Jammeh, has urged the government to investigate the death of her husband and bring the killers to justice.