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CORDEG Damns UDP Crackdown

The Committee for the Restoration of Democracy in the Gambia (CORDEG) has condemned  a recent crackdown on opposition activists of the United Democratic Party (UDP). The UDP activists were arrested in Madiana village in Kombo South on February 12 while on a strategy session. CORDEG has come under criticism for […]

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Are We Really Independent?

By Ebou Gaye   Many Africans viewed colonialists as encroachers and oppressors during the colonial era, and thus craved and clamoured for independence. However, their hopes were shattered after the attainment of independence. Despondent as they are, they ask the question “Are we really independent?” To them, “independent” Africa is […]

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‘Our Independence Is A Sham’

The Gambia’s controversial leader has once again flared tempers when he said the country’s independence “was a sham.” President Yahya Jammeh, who forced his way into power in July 1994, acknowledged that “our independence was achieved through the hard work of patriotic independence minded citizens but that independence was a […]

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GCC Offers Solidarity

The Gambia Consultative Council (GCC) welcomes the formation of Committee For the Restoration of Democracy in The Gambia (CORDEG). Below is the press release issued by GCC: The GCC takes this opportunity to welcome the formation of CORDEG’s executive and to extend a gesture of goodwill and solidarity. GCC recognizes the […]

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GDAG Damns Opposition Arrest

The Gambia Democratic Action Group has issued a strongly worded press release damning the arrest of more than a dozen members of the United Democratic Party. The group, headed by Mr. Alkali Conteh in North Carolina, delves into the Jammeh regime’s reckless behaviour to marginalize the opposition in the country. […]

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Over A Dozen UDP Youth Leaders Arrested

Members of the United Democratic Party (UDP’s) Task Force were arrested in the Kombo South village of Madiana while on an engagement tour.  Party militants are said to be determined to continue their efforts of engaging the grassroots youth supporters. The opposition activists were invited to meet over 500 Kombo […]

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Gambia Frees Detained Senegalese

By Yaya Dampha Gambian authorities have finally mustered the courage and freed a Senegalese held captive for almost two decades. Abdourahman Baldé, a native of Kolda in Southern Senegal, had been detained without trial since July 1997. Baldé was unconditionally released from prison, authoritative sources tipped Kairo News. Mr. Baldé […]

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French Journalists Ground Jammeh

Gambian president Yahya Jammeh who behaves like a fearless and brutal tyrant is reduced to a pussycat abroad, dependable sources within the corridors of power confirmed. “President Jammeh is scared of French journalists who are launching investigation into his dictatorial affairs,” a close source told Kairo News. Mr. Jammeh had […]