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AFTER FINANCIAL BENEFITS, GAMBIAN STUDENTS IN ASIA AWAITS RELIEF FLIGHTS

AFTER FINANCIAL BENEFITS, GAMBIAN STUDENTS IN ASIA AWAITS RELIEF FLIGHTS

The Gambia Government’s Covid-19 relief package for International students have finally reached the group currently in Indonesia. Gambian students in the South-East Asia, according to the deputy head of mission at the Gambian Embassy in Malaysia, had been patient. However, students in these COVID-19 hot zones have their hopes on the government’s relief flight in […]

COVID-19 COMPLICATES SITUATION OF GAMBIANS STRANDED IN THE UAE

COVID-19 COMPLICATES SITUATION OF GAMBIANS STRANDED IN THE UAE

Gambian migrants in the United Arab Emirates said that the impact of corona virus is making live unbearable for them in the diaspora. They struggle heavily to attain daily need such as food and shelter, a situation for which they contacted the Gambia’s foreign Affairs Ministry for support. More than fifty migrants are currently banking […]

FONI YOUTH REVIVE CALL FOR JUSTICE IN THE KILLING OF HARUNA JATTA

FONI YOUTH REVIVE CALL FOR JUSTICE IN THE KILLING OF HARUNA JATTA

The Foni Youth Association on Friday morning gathered in solidarity with the family of Haruna Jatta who was shot by forces of the West African military intervention in the Gambia in June 2017. The death of the 52-year old followed a community protest against security occupation in Kanilai, the hometown of the exiled former president […]

KENYANS ADOPT DIGITAL PLATFORMS FOR COURT PROCEEDINGS

KENYANS ADOPT DIGITAL PLATFORMS FOR COURT PROCEEDINGS

In order to keep up with its responsibility of ensuring access to justice, Judges and lawyers in Kenya are using digital platforms for their court proceedings amidst Coronavirus pandemic. However, this initiative is not free of challenges because witnesses cannot connect to the virtual hearings for their testimonies. On 15th March, Kenyan President instituted measures […]

EDUCATION MINISTRY ANNOUNCED REOPENING OF SCHOOLS ON JUNE 24

EDUCATION MINISTRY ANNOUNCED REOPENING OF SCHOOLS ON JUNE 24

The Minister of Basic and Secondary Education has announced the reopening of the grade nine examination class of the Upper Basic School stream on Wednesday, 24th June 2020. Claudiana Cole said in a statement on Friday that after months of total closure due to the Corona Virus pandemic, is coming after devastating effects on the […]

UGANDA TURNED NATIONAL STADIUM INTO COVID-19 TREATMENT CENTER

UGANDA TURNED NATIONAL STADIUM INTO COVID-19 TREATMENT CENTER

In a bid to fight against the global pandemic, Uganda turned the country’s national stadium into a treatment center. The 50,000-capacity sporting facility is expected to accommodate nine thousand patients. Currently, Uganda has more than seven hundred confirmed cases of the coronavirus. More of that in this video

COVID-19 COMPLICATES SITUATION OF GAMBIANS STRANDED IN THE U.A.E

COVID-19 COMPLICATES SITUATION OF GAMBIANS STRANDED IN THE U.A.E

More than fifty Gambian migrant workers are currently stranded in the United Arab Emirates after their repatriation plea to the Gambia Government proved futile.   They wrote to the Foreign Affairs Ministry on June 8 seeking to be repatriated cititing difficult living conditions since the outbreak of Covid-19.   The group said their hopes are […]

FONI YOUTH REVIVE CALL FOR JUSTICE IN THE KILLING OF HARUNA JATTA

FONI YOUTH REVIVE CALL FOR JUSTICE IN THE KILLING OF HARUNA JATTA

The Foni Youth Association is today marking the third-year anniversary of the killing of Haruna Jatta in Kanilai, the hometown of the exiled former president, Yahya Jammeh. It could be recalled in June June 2017, the 52-year old was killed by forces of the West African military intervention in the Gambia following a protest of […]

CONGOLESE DEMAND REPARATIONS FROM BELGIUM FOR HISTORICAL ATROCITIES

CONGOLESE DEMAND REPARATIONS FROM BELGIUM FOR HISTORICAL ATROCITIES

In Congo, citizens have demanded reparations from Belgium for atrocities committed by a former Belgian colonial king in the country. The presence of statue of the former king in Congo has further sparked anger among Congolese living in Belgium calling for its removal. Historians say, many Congolese were victimized during the king’s rule thus demanding […]

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