Gambia

UK: Fatima Jabbe steps out with Former President of Sierra Leone at the Premiere of her latest film

Since Gambian-Nollywood actress, Fatima Jabbe stepped out with Former President of Sierra Leone, Julius Madda Bio, at the Premiere of her latest film Shameful Deceit in London, rumours of romance has trailed the both of them. The romance rumour was given a wing with the way and manner that the Nollywood actress clutched the former president all throughout the night.  Fatima who made it as one of the five finalist out of thirty two Actresses for this year’s African Oscar Awards in America as People’s Choice, said Maada Bio is a good man and a dear friend to her who... Continue Reading

Publish Date: Monday, July 15th 2013 | Read Comments

Gambia bids to host OIC summit in 2019

The Gambia is bidding for the 14th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) slated for 2019, reported GRTS on Friday after President Yahya Jammeh returned to Banjul from Cairo, Egypt, where he attended the 12th summit of the OIC. The application was made by President Yahya Jammeh on Thursday while addressing leaders attending the summit in Cairo, reports stated. According to the news report, the Gambian leader, who assured delegates of a successful gathering should Gambia be awarded the opportunity, also drew the attention of member states to the plight of the Muslim Ummah. Leaders of the Muslim... Continue Reading

Publish Date: Monday, February 11th 2013 | Read Comments

Gambia gov’t condemns EU article 8 political dialogue

Following the preparatory meeting of relevant sectors on Government of The Gambia/EU Article 8 Political Dialogue during which the EU presented conditionalities for The Gambia government to meet within a certain time frame, the Office of the President wishes to inform the EU that it will not implement any of the 17 points highlighted on the basis of Article 8 Political Dialogue which undermines not only its integrity but peace and stability as an independent and sovereign state with its fundamental rights to operate within the parameters of duly constituted laws.  A media release from State House made it clear... Continue Reading

Publish Date: Thursday, January 10th 2013 | Read Comments

Gambia: Bala Garba Jahumpa is new Information Minister

By Shout-Africa.com Gambia Correspondent – President Yahya Jammeh has appointed veteran politician and diplomat Bala Garba Jahumpa as the new Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure, a news release from the presidency announced Tuesday evening. A graduate of Vassar College in the United States of America, Jahumpa, who until his appointment was Gambia’s ambassador to Venezuela, will fill a post that has been vacant since Jammeh named his new Cabinet in January 2012. A bachelor’s degree holder in international relations and political science, Bala Garba Jahumpa served as Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs from 1994 to 1995. On 20th... Continue Reading

Publish Date: Wednesday, November 14th 2012 | Read Comments

Senegal to ‘decriminalise’ all press offences

By Shout-Africa.com Gambia correspondent – If the words of Senegalese President Macky Sall are anything to go by, decriminalization of press offences will soon be a reality in Senegal. President Sall, who made the assurance on Friday at the closing ceremony of the fifth African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) held in Dakar from the 9th – 10th November, said Senegal is matured enough to vote for this legislation. Addressing the forum, President Sall said he was finally convinced of the merits of a law decriminalizing press offences. “I am for decriminalization of press offences, but must face the fact that... Continue Reading

Publish Date: Monday, November 12th 2012 | Read Comments