QUESTION OF THE DAY
HAVE ALL THE DETAINEES BEEN RELEASED?
The government should demand the CDS to visit all the detention centres of the military police to find out whether any civilian or military personnel have been detained and order their immediate release in compliance with the president’s promise that when he assumes office there will be no detention without trial.
The president should order the current secretary general, the permanent secretary ministry of the interior and the solicitor general to work together and send personnel to visit all the prisons and order the release of all those who are detained without trial in compliance with the same vision of the president. Families of prisoners who are detained without trial should contact Foroyaa for updates.
By MUHAMMED S. BAH & Abdoulie G. Dibba
More than 15 military vehicles entered Banjul around 6-7pm on Sunday 22 January 2017.
The military vehicles were escorted by Lieutenant General Ousman Bargie Chief of Defense Staff of the Gambia Armed Forces with senior military personnel.
The troops had waited at the Denton Bridge awaiting the CDS and his entourage to escort them to statehouse. The CDS later assured the public in a television broadcast that the ECOWAS forces were not an occupation force. Continue reading
By MUHAMMED S. BAH
Yundum 21 January 2017 – The Former President Mr Yahya Jammeh was airlifted from the Banjul International Airport on Saturday 21 January 2017.
Mr Jammeh was accompanied by the Guinean President Alpha Conde together with some of his cronies. Continue reading
By MUHAMMED S. BAH
The Chief of Defence staff Lieutenant General Ousman Bargie assured the media of the loyalty of the armed and security forces to the new President, Adama Barrow.
CDS Bargie made this remark during a Press conference held at the Defence headquarters in Banjul on Saturday 22 January 2017. Continue reading
By Amie Sillah
The Gambia Forum branch did visit some refugees in Casamance Diouloulou as an activity to give solidarity to Gambians who were sheltered by relatives to encourage them to come back home with assurance that peace is prevailing in the country and they can come back home with their families. Continue reading