By Mamadou Dem
Banjul 21 January 2017 – Former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh on Saturday 21 January at about twenty minutes to 2am read out a statement on GRTS TV spelling out that he will relinquish power. This was after several hours of discussion with President Alpha Conde of Guinea Conakry and President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Continue reading
MUHAMMED S. BAH
Banjul 19 January 2016 – Gambians in their large numbers from different parts of the greater Banjul Area on Thursday 19 January 2017 converged at the Westfield Junction just after the swearing in of President Adama Barrow to celebrate the New President.
A huge crowd was seen coming around the Kairaba Avenue, some from Jeshwang others around Talinding and Tabokoto and as far as the Coastal Road, chanting and singing in different languages that The Gambia has finally gained its freedom after 22 years of hardship. Continue reading
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 The Gambia became Independent in 1965 that Gambians have changed their government through the ballot box.
I must take this opportunity to thank the entire electorate of the Gambia and Gambians in the Diaspora for making this day possible. Continue reading
By Nelson Manneh
Serrekunda 19 January 2017 – Business in the Kanifing Municipality is at a total standstill today due to the political impasse in The Gambia.
Today marks the inauguration of President Elect Adama Barrow, and because Ecowas has warned that failure of President Jammeh to step down today has instilled fear in the minds of many and has motivated thousands to flee or to stay at home. Continue reading
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