Sep 2, 2020, 12:39 PM
The Gambia government has appointed George L.S. Sonko, as new Chief of Lower Nuimi District with immediate effect.
Violent protest occurred in Senegal on Tuesday in many cities and towns following the introduction of the state of emergency and curfew three months ago.
The protesters were the drivers and several youths who claimed that they have not been working for the past three months and that they are finding it hard to feed their families.
Government must lift the state of emergency and the curfew, protesters say.
In Touba, a youth mob confronted security forces, in which they burnt an ambulance and a government office in Tivaoune, a religious city and Tamba, the eastern part of Senegal as violent troubles were noted.
Meanwhile yesterday the Senegalese Ministry of Health recorded 96 positive cases of covid-19, which brings the country’s total infection to 3,932, with 73% being from Dakar, 2,063 recovered, 45 deaths and 1,823 under treatment including 13 in severe condition.
Dr. Wright of the Kanifing General Hospital last week testified before Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court in the case involving Yakumba Jaiteh and her father, Yusupha Jaiteh, who were charged with assault and obstruction.
Operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency, The Gambia (DLEAG) have made a major breakthrough as narcotic officers advanced a “historic” seizure of 502 cannabis resin blocks, with three suspects currently under arrest; The Point has been reliably informed.