Jul 13, 2022, 11:03 AM
Saajuma Keita, 30 year old native of Tanji who allegedly stabbed his own father to death and absconded to Senegal has been arrested and is currently in the custody of the Gambia Police Force.
To enter Senegal this time, a Covid-19 screening test is currently compulsory and free at the airport. "A measure that may change at any time," said a source familiar with the matter. A passenger with a negative test performed less than 7 days before flying will not be screened. Each passenger will have to fill out a form to retrace their route.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has recommended opening between member states by July 15 at the latest. But the European Union is only reopening its borders to 15 countries immediately. In Africa, four are on the list: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Rwanda. Senegal is therefore not mentioned, for the moment in any case.
For the time being, the only international flights operating to and from Senegal are so-called “one-way” flights, for Senegalese nationals stranded outside, or foreign citizens stranded in the country.
Meanwhile, the Senegalese Ministry of Health Senegal yesterday reported 45 new positive cases of covid-19, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 8,243 cases; 5,580 recovered with 150 deaths and 2, 512 under treatment.
“Our people need us now more than ever as we continue to face what seems like a never-ending cycle of challenges. We cannot turn a blind eye nor deny the heavy impact of the rise in terrorism, and violent extremism. Societal conflicts and the presence of banditry within the regions are also causing our people to flee away from their homes, and unless there is a collective effort, this unfortunate circumstance will remain,” says Dr. Mamadou Tangara as he addresses the AU Summit on humanitarian matters and pledging conference in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
The British High Commission Banjul has organised the 2020 Act of Remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery.
Essa Mbye Faal, an aspiring independent candidate on Saturday at Wassu, in strong terms, countered and refuted gossips going around that he has not yet finished his work with the TRRC and he is going into the political arena to vie for the December election with the aim of becoming the sharer of the hot national cake.