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
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
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
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
The Gambia went through the toughest election campaign during the past 20 years without any state of emergency being declared. At a time when all Gambians are going about their business and some even leaving the urban area to reduce tension, a state of emergency is declared. Continue reading