WHY THE GAMBIA BAR ASSOCIATION CHOSE TO BOYCOTT CERTAIN COURTS

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  PRESS RELEASE   The Gambia Bar Association has among its primary aims and objectives the following key purposes:   To maintain the standards, integrity, honour and independence of the Bar,...

Gambia issues arrest warrants for suspects in Deyda Hydara murder

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  Press Statement By CPJ   New York, May 17, 2017--A magistrate's court in Banjul today issued arrest warrants for two people suspected of murdering Gambian editor Deyda Hydara in...

Amnesty: Gambia: Arrests, media closures as deadline nears

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PRESS RELEASE: 05 January, 2017: The government of President Yahya Jammeh, defeated in Gambia’s December presidential election, has arbitrarily arrested opposition sympathizers and closed three independent radio...

Youth led organization meets President Barrow

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  21 August 2017, Fajara - Pro – Gambia is a newly established youth led association committed to end all forms of violence in The Gambia. Speaking to journalists after...

Victims Center For Human Rights Violations To Be Officially Launched On Wednesday

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  Press Release   On March 31, 2017, following the inauguration of H.E. President Barrow, victims of human and civil rights violations committed by the Jammeh administration met to form...

Fourth Cabinet meeting focuses on Finance and Economic Affairs, Fisheries and Security matters

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  PRESS RELEASE   Fajara, 28 June 2017 –Finance and economic affairs, fisheries and security took precedence at the Barrow administration’s fourth cabinet meeting today. Led by President Adama Barrow, Cabinet...

European Union launches an Election Observation Mission to The Gambia

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  Press Release   Banjul, 20 March 2017 The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) for the forthcoming parliamentary elections in The Gambia has started its deployment, following an invitation...

The UN Agencies Update President Barrow on Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation

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    Press Release, Office of The President   A delegation of UN bodies made a courtesy call on His Excellency, President Adama Barrow. In her remark the UNICEF West and Central...

Hajj Commission briefs President on readiness for 2017 Hajj

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  PRESS RELEASE   Fajara, 28 June 2017–The Barrow administration is to develop a policy to guide the liberalization of Hajj travel arrangements by 2018. This emerged from a meeting...

Gambia: Justice for Jammeh-Era Abuses Crucial

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  New Government Should Develop Roadmap for Prosecutions (Nairobi) – Gambia’s government should act to prosecute those responsible for grave crimes committed during the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh....

Gambia: Progress in first 100 days of Barrow government requires major reform to break...

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    Amnesty International, Press Statement   • 100 days into President Barrow’s rule, Amnesty International presents a human rights agenda for the country • Commitment to International Criminal Court and release...

Pan African Lawyers Union disassociates itself from African Bar Associations’ actions on Gambia

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The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) has issued a strong statement vehemently disassociating itself from the statements and actions taken by the African Bar Association (AfBA) on...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$16.1Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility for The Gambia

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  PRESS RELEASE   June 26, 2017 The Board’s approval enables the immediate disbursement of US$16.1 million, which is equivalent to 18.75 percent of The Gambia’s quota in the IMF.   The IMF...

Talking Human Rights in the New Gambia

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  By Daniel Bekele Senior Director for Africa Advocacy   Truth Commission Should Complement Justice for Jammeh-era Crimes   “This is the new Gambia,” Jobe, a Gambian taxi driver told me, as I arrived...

Nomination of National Assembly Members and Other Issues of Interest

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  Press Release, Office Of The President His Excellency, President Barrow appreciates that Gambians can now freely express themselves on issues that are of concern to them. This is a...

CPJ: Gambia orders three radio stations to cease broadcasting

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Press release: January 5, 2017- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Gambian authorities to allow three independent radio stations to resume full broadcasting. Taranga FM,...

PARTIAL REMOVAL OF BAN ON ISSUANCE OF PASSPORT

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  PRESS RELEASE   The Ministry of the Interior through the Office of the Minister informs the general public it has decided to partially lift the temporarary ban on the issuance of...

Gambian Students Association in Cyprus condemns Jammeh’s actions

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PRESS RELEASE – DEC. 20th: Without any pressure or force after conceding defeat and congratulating the President elect, and also confirm that the Gambia election is...