Hundreds of mourners gathered at the late George Christensen‘s house and attended a church service in Fajara on Friday to pay their last respect to the legendary broadcast journalist.
Mr. Christensen, 64, died on June 3, 2016 when he returned to Banjul after attending the second ‘International Civil Society Forum on The Gambia’ in Dakar, Senegal ahead of the ECOWAS Summit.
Local journalists in Banjul say his death is a “big loss” and has brought “sad times” for the Gambian media.
His coffin was covered with a white piece of cloth that carried his name, age, a logo of The Gambia Press Union and the inscription: “Defender of Freedom of Expression.” Continue reading
At least one opposition leader has been reported death in the hands of security officers following the April 14, 2016 protests.
Protesters from the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) led by the National Organising Secretary, Ebrima Solo Sandeng, and others from political parties like the National Convention Party and the National Reconciliation Party marched more than one kilometer from Serekunda to Westfield displaying a banner indicating “We Need Proper Electoral Reform”. Continue reading