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DEAL: UTG Staff End Strike After 10 Days

10 Mar

The parties reached a deal, which the UTGFSA called “satisfactory” to end the strike that has seen the beginning of the second semester disrupted. The lectures are to resume on Monday March 13 (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/Feb 2017)

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UTG Staff Begin Sit-in Strike on Wednesday

27 Feb
Several members of staff including senior lecturers and departmental heads were in attendance and manifest support to the executive council of the UTG staff association by taking the floor to reinforce their stance. (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/Feb 2017)

Several members of staff including senior lecturers and departmental heads were in attendance and manifest support to the executive council of the UTG staff association by taking the floor to reinforce their stance. (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/Feb 2017)

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Gambia jails blogger Sait Matty Jaw again

11 Dec
Sait Matty Jaw's photo taken at Goree Island, Senegal - #Orangeurhood shows his support to end violance against women (Photo Credit: SaitMattyJaw/Facebook)

Sait Matty Jaw’s photo taken at Goree Island, Senegal – #Orangeurhood shows his support to end violence against women (Photo Credit: SaitMattyJaw/Facebook)

By Modou S. Joof

A lower court in Banjul, Gambia‘s capital, has sent to jail Mr. Sait Matty Jaw, a blogger and an administrator at the government-owned University, over allegations of “conspiracy”, “failure to register a business”, and “disobeying statutory duty”.

FPI understands the charges stem from a research on “good governance and corruption” that he and two others: a Ghanian, Seth Yaw Kandeh and, a Nigerian, Olufemi Erinle Titus were involved.  They’ve all denied the charges but have been remanded.

On Wednesday, the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, also called BMC, heard from a State lawyer, Abdourahman Bah, that the three had in October 2014 conspired to commit an offence by “operating and carrying out business without registration”. Continue reading

Gambia forum divided over cause of Africa’s retardation

28 Jun
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Policy Dialogue Forum blames colonialism and Breton Woods Institutions for Africa’s economic backwardness. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Modou S. Joof

Panellists at a Tuesday Policy Dialogue Forum in the Gambia could not reach a common ground on the major cause of Africa’s underdevelopment.

At the 7th Policy Dialogue Series of The Association of the Non-Governmental Organisation  in The Gambia (TANGO), representatives of civil society, academia and the private sector  – blamed colonialism and Breton Woods Institutions  for Africa’s economic backwardness. Continue reading

Thumbs Down: Gambia among worst nations to be a mother

12 May
“Conditions for mothers and their children are grim,” the report said of The Gambia and other countries labeled “the worst countries to be a mother”.

“Conditions for mothers and their children are grim,” the report said of The Gambia and other countries labeled “the worst countries to be a mother”. (Photo Credit: MSJoof/TNBES/2011)

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Amid runaway reports, The Gambia calls home students in India

1 May

The President’s office warns The Gambia Government-funded students abroad to desist from the “unacceptable” act of absconding (Photo credit: AFP/Nov2011)

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