Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Legal Affairs

Islamic Council Delegation Advocates for Non-inclusion of Secularism in New Constitution

By Nelson MannehGambia’s Supreme Islamic Council (SIC) has sent a delegation to engage the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), on their contribution on the non-inclusion...

Army Major Testifies in Yanks Murder Trial

By Yankuba JallowMajor Amat Jangum of the Gambia Armed Forces on Friday testified that in June 1995, he and his colleagues took the family...

Court Orders defendants to vacate in Rongo’s Case

By Nelson MannehPrincipal Magistrate Omar Cham has issued orders for the two defendants in their civil case involving Rongo to vacate the premises they...

Edward Singhatey Sues Attorney General

By Yankuba JallowEdward Singhatey, an ex-vice chairman of the redundant Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council (AFPRC) has appealed against the findings of the defunct...

Banjul High Court Hears Yankuba Touray’s Case Today

By Yankuba JallowThe criminal trial involving Yankuba Touray, a former Minister of Local Government and Lands was today presided over by Justice Ebrima Jaiteh...

Yahya Jammeh’s brother appeals against Janneh Commission’s finding against him

By Yankuba JallowAnsumana Jammeh, a younger brother to former President Jammeh has filed an appeal before the Gambia Court of Appeal against the findings...

Barra Alkalo Released, His Son still in Police custody

By Mustapha Jallow & Matuku MannehGambian Police have on 10 December, granted bail to Alhagie Babucarr Faye, the Alkalo of Barra, but his son...

Christian Council Gives Position Paper On New Draft Constitution

By Louise JobeThe Gambian Christian Council (GCC), yesterday presented a position paper on the draft Constitution.The position paper indicated that “Christianity and Islam have...

Gambia/Myanmar: Hearings Begin in Genocide Case

(The Hague, December 10, 2019) – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) genocide hearings will include the first response by Myanmar to allegations of...

‘Marriage Should be Based on Free, Full Consent of Intended Parties’...

By Nelson MannehChapter six of the draft Constitution, part two which deals with specific rights and freedoms have indicated that marriage should be based...

“I represented the police in the witch-hunting exercise,” says Ex-Operations Director

By Yankuba JallowDismissed police commissioner Omar Jawo has admitted that he participated in the arrest of residents of Barra and Essau during the 2009...

First Hearings in Myanmar Genocide Case New Q&A Explains Gambia’s Action...

(The Hague, December 6, 2019) – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague will hold its first hearings on Gambia’s genocide case...

Mahawa Cham’s Brother Files Suit Against Gambia Government

Sarjo Cham, brother of former MP Mahawa Cham, supported by ANEKED and Lead Counsel Deji Ajare, have filed a complaint before the Economic Community...

Witch Hunting Exercise Ruins Lamin’s Dream of Becoming a Lawyer

By Yankuba JallowBranded as a witch at 16, Lamin Jobarteh became a school dropout as a result of the 2009 witch-hunting exercise.Born in 1993...

Woman Apportions Blame to Hunters for Her Baby’s Death

By Yankuba JallowNeneh Babou, a resident of Barra on Thursday, 5th December told the TRRC that she lost her 8 – month baby as...

Victim Says His Son Died In His Absence

By Yankuba JallowA victim of the 2009 witch hunting exercise on Wednesday told the Commission his son, who was sick at the time he...

Survivor recollects torture of her husband by witch-hunters

By Yankuba JallowAdama Gassama, a survivor of the 2009 witch-hunting exercise Wednesday gave a detailed testimony of how his husband was abducted by witch...

Alkalo of Barra Testifies on his victimization by witch-hunters

By Yankuba JallowAlagie Babucarr Faye, the alkalo of Barra on Tuesday, 3rd December appeared before the TRRC to testify on his victimization by witch-hunters...

Widow Says Her Husband Was Captured by Witch Hunters

By Yankuba JallowAmie Njie, a wife to Lamin Sonko, who was a victim of a witch hunting exercise, on Monday, 2nd December 2019 told...

CRC Commences Public Consultations On Draft Constitution

By Nelson MannehThe Constitution Review Commission (CRC) on Saturday November 30th 2019, commenced public consultations on the new draft Constitution in Banjul.The Commission was...