Tag Archives: ECOWAS

Prospect of Diplomatic Solution to Gambia’s Political Crisis Dim

16 Jan
Determined to find legal recourse to stop the inauguration, the APRC lawyer has filed for an injunction at the Supreme Court seeking an order to block the inauguration.  The injunction is expected to be determined today, Monday. (Photo Credit: A.Jobe/Facebook)

Determined to find legal recourse to stop the inauguration, the APRC lawyer has filed for an injunction at the Supreme Court seeking an order to block the inauguration. The injunction is expected to be determined today, Monday. (Photo Credit: A.Jobe/Facebook)

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APRC lawyer says inauguration wait for petition outcome

11 Jan

Halifa Sallah says that is not common sense

APRC lawyer (Left) says inauguration wait for petition outcome, but Opposition Coalition Spokesperson (right) argues that is not common sense (Photos taken from Google)

APRC lawyer (Left) says inauguration wait for petition outcome, but Opposition Coalition Spokesperson (right) argues that is not common sense (Photos taken from Google)

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Political Crisis: Mass Exodus From Urban Gambia

9 Jan
Non-Gambians are also fleeing the current political uncertainty. This photo shows commercial vehicles preparing for a long, tedious four days trip to Conakry, Guinea from Serekunda, The Gambia. (Photo Credit: The Voice)

Non-Gambians are also fleeing the current political uncertainty. This photo shows commercial vehicles preparing for a long, tedious four days trip to Conakry, Guinea from Serekunda, The Gambia. (Photo Credit: The Voice)

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Sirleaf: We Did Not Come For A Deal

13 Dec
“We did not come for a deal, we need to help the Gambians find their way through a transition and it is not something that will happen in one day, it is something that one has to work on.” - ECOWAS Chairperson, President Sirleaf. (Photo Credit: A.Jobe/Facebook)

“…it is not something that will happen in one day, it is something that one has to work on.” – ECOWAS Chairperson, President Sirleaf. (Photo Credit: A.Jobe/Facebook)

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Q & A: FPI’s Demba Kandeh speaks on his detention ordeal

21 Jul
Demba Kandeh, The Gambia-based contributor for Global Voices Online, the publisher of The Gambia News Waves, arrived Banjul Friday, July 18 (Photo Credit: Modou S. Joof/Globe/FPI/Nov2011)

Demba Kandeh, The Gambia-based contributor for Global Voices Online, and the publisher of The Gambia News Waves, arrived Banjul Friday, July 18 (Photo Credit: Modou S. Joof/Globe/FPI/Nov2011)

He was  was detained Thursday morning, July 17 by the Gendarme  at a Malian border  “for no obvious reasons.”

Then released the same day after more than two hours, but not until the Malian border guards emptied his wallet, seized his national identity card, and conducted unnecessary searches on his digital camera and hand luggage.

 

Front Page International, FPI, Editor-In-Chief and Gambian journalist and blogger, Demba Kandeh, speaks to News Editor Modou S. Joof on his detention ordeal. Read on… Continue reading

UPDATE: Gambian journalist detained by Mali border guards released

17 Jul
Demba Kandeh, FPI Editor (Photo taken from Facebook)

Demba Kandeh, FPI Editor (Photo taken from Facebook)

Gambian journalist Demba Kandeh who was detained Thursday morning by the Gendarme  at the Malian border town of Goundam has been released.

Kandeh, who was being held “for no obvious reasons” told FPI he arrived in Senegal at 6pm.

From Senegal, Kandeh told FPI: “I was released but not until they take away all my money.” Continue reading

NEWS ALERT: Gambian journalist detained in Mali

17 Jul
Demba Kandeh, FPI Editor (Photo taken from Facebook)

Demba Kandeh, FPI Editor (Photo taken from Facebook)

Gambian journalist Demba Kandeh is being detained by the Gendarme  at the Malian border town of Goundam, FPI has gathered.

He said he is being held “for no obvious reasons”.

“I have valid travel documents and I have not been told why I am detained,” Kandeh told FPI at 8am Thursday via phone.

He was being held for more than two hours at the time, while on  on his way to Banjul.  His phone number: +22361102106 is now unreachable. Continue reading

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