Gambia gets a new President

Serrekunda 19 January 2017 – Adama Barrow, who was declared elected as president by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) after defeating ex-president Yahya Jammeh at the 1 December presidential poll was sworn in at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar yesterday evening. He was sworn in by the Acting President of the Gambian Bar Association, Mr Sheriff Marie Tambedou, in a ceremony chaired by Mr Mai Fatty, a member of the coalition of seven parties that sponsored the candidature of President Barrow at the 1 December 2016 poll. Continue reading

INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF H.E. ADAMA BARROW PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA

 

19th January 2017

Fellow Gambians and friends of The Gambia, I am humbled to stand before you to address the whole world on this historic occasion. This is a day no Gambian will ever forget in one’s life time. This is the first time since Gambia became Independent in 1965 that a transfer of Executive power from an Outgoing President to an Incoming President through the ballot box is taking place.

I must take this opportunity to thank the entire electorate of the Gambia for making this day possible. I must also express Continue reading

“The coalition doesn’t want to assume power looking at dead bodies, destroyed properties and blood flowing like a river,” Halifa Sallah

By Mamadou Dem& Amie Sanneh

 Serrekunda, The Gambia 18 January 2017 – Mr. Halifa Sallah spokesperson of the coalition while addressing journalists said, “The coalition doesn’t want to assume power looking at dead bodies, destroyed properties and blood flowing like a river. The Gambian people do not deserve that.”

The veteran Politician made these remarks while addressing Journalists at a press conference held on Wednesday 18th of January, 2017 at Golden Beach in Bijilo. Continue reading

MORE THAN 3,000 GAMBIAN REFUGEES IN KARANG (Senegal)

By Aja Musu Bah Daffeh

More than 3,000 Gambians are currently living in the border town of Karang as refugees. This was revealed to Foroyaa on Wednesday 18 January, 2017 by Ebrima Jaiteh the President of Senegalese Red Cross of the local committee in Karang and Alieu Babou an Alkalo who also doubles as the regulatory person of the Gambian refugees.

These Gambian refugees fled from The Gambia following the political impasse leading to fear of the unknown.  Continue reading

Banjul very quiet

By MUHAMMED S. BAH

Banjul 19 January 2017 – Banjul the capital city of The Gambia as at now is very quiet with no movement of people in the streets on the day President-Elect Adama Barrow is expected to be sworn in.

There are no commercial vehicles plying the city and few official and security personnel vehicles are seen plying.

None of the offices are open, the main Banjul market is not operating and all big and small shops are closed, even street vendors Continue reading