A coup d’etat leads to the overthrow of a government. If it fails like in Turkey, the perpetrators are charged with treason. If it succeeds, the perpetrators become revolutionaries and heroes. Hence, coup d’etats are historical accidents. They are celebrated only if luck is on the side of the perpetrators. Continue reading
QUESTION OF THE DAY
What is holding the release of Touray Darboe?
He was not detained with the 14 April, 16 April and 9 May arrestees. He has not taken part in any procession or any assembly. He was in his village when the incident of 14 and 16 April occurred.
Why is he still being held in detention without trial for months? Is he taking his medicine?
The family has expressed fear that without his medicine Touray Darboe could entirely be a different person. Is the State heeding the cautionary remarks of his family.
Rohey Jadama Reporting from Mansakonko LRR
The Mansakonko High court in the Lower River Region of the Gambia presided over by Justice Simeon Ateh Abi on 21 July, 2016 has sentenced Mrs Fatoumatta Jawara, the Chairperson of the Female Youth Wing of the United Democratic Party(UDP) and 10 others to fines and imprisonment.
The other convicts are Lamin Sonko, Modou Touray, Lasana Beyai, Lamin Marong, Alagie Fatty, Nogoi Njie, Fatou Camara, Kafu Bayo, Ebrima Jabang and Modou Ngum. Continue reading
By MUHAMMED S. BAH
The heavy downpour which started around 17.00 hrs on Saturday, 23 July 2016, and stopped on the following day, Sunday, has affected many families in numerous villages in the Central River Region (CRR) of the Gambia, destroying their houses and foodstuff and killing small ruminants.
Foroyaa was informed by the residents in Jarumeh Koto village, Sami District, CRR North, that many households in their village have been rendered victims by this recent heavy rain. Continue reading
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