Tag Archives: Ousainou Darboe

GPU Urges President Barrow to Practice What He Preach

8 Mar

President Adama Barrow has repeatedly reassured journalists and the public his government will promote and protect press freedom and freedom of expression (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/Feb 2017)

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YJAG Condemns Attack on Journalist, Calls for Media Boycott

7 Mar

The supporters of UDP, NRP, and GMC used vulgar terms against the journalist during the press conference in the presence of their party leaders, and after the press conference, they physically assaulted the journalist (Photo Credit: Kassim Oscar, Star FM)

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Journalist Assaulted for Simply Asking Questions to Darboe, Fatty Tells Story

6 Mar

The supporters of UDP, NRP, and GMC used vulgar terms against the journalist during the press conference in the presence of their party leaders, and after the press conference, they physically assaulted the journalist (Photo Credit: Kassim Oscar, Star FM)

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Video: Mai Fatty Rhetoric Before Violent Attack on Journalist

6 Mar

After Fatty’s comments at a “press conference” at the UDP offices in Manjai Kunda on March 5, 2017, his and Darboe’s supporters attacked the journalist – tearing his shirt and inflicting bruises on his body (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/2017)

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Gambia Alert: Supporters of UDP, NRP & GMC Assault Journalist Kebba Jeffang

5 Mar
The supporters of UDP, NRP, and GMC used vulgar terms against the journalist inside the press conference room in the presence of their party leaders, and after the press conference, they physically assaulted the journalist after the press conference. (Photo taken from Jephang)

The supporters of UDP, NRP, and GMC used vulgar terms against the journalist during the press conference in the presence of their party leaders, and after the press conference, they physically assaulted the journalist. (Photo Credit: Kassim Oscar/StarFM)

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Gambia: Dozens detained over opposition protests

17 Apr

1. FB_IMG_1460844027868Dozens of Gambians have been arrested and detained over protests calling for “proper electoral reform” Thursday and subsequent protests calling for the release of those detained Saturday.

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

Police fail to secure conviction of UDP youth leader Ebrima Solo Sandeng

17 Mar
Opposition youth leader Ebrima Solo Sandeng (Photo taken from ASN)

Opposition youth leader Ebrima Solo Sandeng (Photo taken from ASN)

The police in Banjul have failed to convince a Magistrate Court in Brikama, 39 kilometers south-east of the capital, that Ebrima Solo Sandeng, a Youth Secretary General of the opposition United Democratic Party, has given false information to a public servant.

 

Mr Sandeng was acquitted and discharged on Monday March 17 by Principal Magistrate Dayoh Small on grounds that the prosecution did not establish the facts on the alleged false information charge.

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