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Why Should the Government Charge a Citizen with Sedition?

Once again, The Gambia Government has expressed its dictatorial tendencies when the Inspector General of Police Seedy Muctarr Touray announced today that the State will charge Ebrima Dibba and Bakary Sillah for sedition. In the Criminal Code, Section 51 defines ‘seditious intention’ as basically any criticism that generates hatred, contempt, […]

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Medical Doctor in Court for Touching Woman’s Buttocks

Article written by Kexx Sanneh (Kexx News) Malick Njie, a medical doctor was on Wednesday, 22nd May 2024 arraigned before Kanifing Magistrates’ Court for indecently assault for allegedly touching a woman’s buttocks, robbing her back and grabbing her waist. Dr. Njie (accused) was charged with indecent assault on female contrary […]

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The sentencing of Ousman Sonko, the former Gambian Interior Minister, delivers a stark warning: no matter the attempts to flee or hide, justice will prevail. The delivery of justice marks the cessation of impunity.

Fatoumatta:The conviction of Ousman Sonko, the former Gambian Interior Minister, offers profound lessons. On May 15, 2024, the Swiss top court sentenced Sonko to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity, linked to the repression by Gambia’s security forces against the regime’s opponents. The charges spanned his 16-year tenure […]