US Senate Recognises Gambian Democratic & Peaceful Election

Resolution urges Gambian Government to act on recent recommendations of the Gambian Truth Commission WASHINGTON – The U.S Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recognizing the free, fair, and peaceful December 4, […]

Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay And Yankuba Touray Jointly Charged

Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay and Yankuba Touray both former minister of Yaya Jammeh’s regime were Friday jointly charge for allegedly interfering with a TRRC witness. The two accused person initially appeared before the Kanifing Magistrate court and were granted bail. However, on Friday Police prosecutor, ASP Manga requested for the withdrawal of the previous charges against […]

Land Commission To Enhance Law Reform In The Gambia

Land law reform is high on the agenda of “second generation” structural adjustment in many, perhaps most, African countries. This turns out to be far more than a matter of simply “getting the institutions right.” Discussions of land law reform are occurring against the backdrop of on-going tensions and sometimes violence. Rising tensions and violence […]

Message To Her Excellency Dr. Isatou Touray, Vice President

Your Excellency DR. Isatou Touray, Vice President of the Gambia, and my dear friend and good Gambian Sister, RE: WARM AND GRAPHIC CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE.- Friday 15th March 2019, (“The Ides Of March”, William Shakespeare- “Julius Caesar”), was indeed a great day, in The Gambia’s Constitutional /Political history. It was indeed “a red-letter day” (i.e. an […]

Can The President Interfere In Pending Criminal Cases?

Under Section 85 of the 1997 Constitution of the Gambia, the power to commence and/or discontinue criminal prosecutions is vested exclusively in the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), acting under the direction of the Attorney-General, the principal legal adviser of the Government. That suffices it to say that the President cannot order for the discontinuation […]

KMC Officers Charged With Stealing

Lamin Jah, Ousainou Sanneh and Mimi Krubally, KMC officers, were recently arraigned before Magistrate Mam Samba of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court and charged with stealing by clerk or servant, conspiracy and making false document. However, Lamin Jah pleaded guilty and was convicted and sentenced accordingly. Mustapha Kanyi, the second prosecution witness, had testified. The defense […]

Murder Case Reaches Kanifing Magistrates’ Court

Magistrate Sillah of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on the 11th December, 2018, received an indictment bill from Prosecutor Sergeant 2717 Jallow, who represented the Inspector General of Police, alleging that a murder suspect had offended the law. Prosecutors alleged that Ousman Dem on or about the 17th of November, 2018, at Kololi, in the Kanifing […]