State admits death of Solo Sandeng

By Rohey Jadama

The state has admitted that Ebrima Solo Sandeng has died in the “process of arrest and detention”. Solo Sandeng 2

This was revealed in a high court judgment on the harbeas corpus case of Solo Sandeng yesterday 28 July, 2016 when the trial court referred to the affidavit of the NIA Director of operations, Mr Jeng.

Justice Eunice O. Dada of the Banjul High Court in her judgment did dismiss the Habeas Corpus case of Ebrima Solo Sandeng filed on his behalf by his Attorneys for the production of his body dead or alive. Continue reading


By Ousman Sillah

A veteran broadcaster, with more than three decades of service in the public media, was laid to rest yesterday, Thursday, 28 July 2016, at the Old Jeshwang Cemetry before a Ebrima Widew Colelarge crowd of sympathisers, comprising relatives, colleagues, friends and neighbours from the Greater Banjul Area.

Mr. Ebrima Cole, the former Director of Information and Broadcasting, passed away on Tuesday, 26 July, in Dakar, Senegal, after he was evacuated from the Bafrow hospital in Serekunda for further treatment the previous day. He was escorted by Modou Joof, one of his in laws, but could not finally make it. Continue reading

Waa Juwara from hospital back to prison

By Mustapha Jallow

Lamin Waa Juwara, the convicted former Minister of Regional Government, Lands and Traditional Rulers, who was hospitalised Waa Juwarafor the second time in his 6 months imprisonment, is again discharged from hospital and returned to the Mile Two prison.

Visiting the Emergency Ward of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul where he was readmitted Continue reading