Monday, August 10, 2020

Legal Affairs

Survivor Says Foreigners Were Part of Jammeh’s Alternative Treatment Programme

By Nelson Manneh A survivor of ex-President Jammeh’s alternative treatment programme said people came from some African countries as far as Malawi to join the...

Gambia Records 34 New COVID-19 Cases

By Nelson Manneh The Gambia recorded thirty-four new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred and forty-six (146) with...

Victim of Rape Says Her Tormentor was Filming Her While Engaging...

By Yankuba Jallow A victim of rape and robbery on Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 testified before the Banjul High about her victimisation by one Ismaila...

Dr. Mbowe’s Assurance Convinced Witness to Join Jammeh’s HIV ATP

By Momodou Jarju Protected witness before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) has on Wednesday revealed that Dr. Tamsir Mbowe gave them assurance that...

Man Faces Two Separate Charges of Theft

By Kebba Secka A trial Magistrate in Kanifing has ordered for the one Barra Faye, an adult Gambian who is facing two separate charges of...

Police Lower Charges Against Farato Land Dealer

By Louise Jobe The police have amended the charge sheet involving one Alhagie Jobe, a land dealer in Farato by lowering the charge from assault...

Prosecution Witness Accuses Farato Land Dealer Alagie Jobe of Using Cutlass...

By Louise Jobe Prosecution witness Edrissa Trawelly has on Tuesday told the Brikama Magistrate’s Court that Farato land dealer Alagie Jobe, used a cutlass on...

Government Presents Bill that Prohibits Torture

By: Kebba AF Touray The Gambia Government on Tuesday 21st July 2020, presented a bill entitled The Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Bill 2020. Justice Minister,...

Government Presents Bill to Amend Civil Marriage Act

Moves to Abolish Minor Marriage By: Kebba AF Touray The Gambia Government has taken step to abolish under aged or Mino Marriages in the country. The...

“We Were Kept Against Our Will,” Unidentified Witness Tells TRRC

By Nelson Manneh An Unidentified witness before the Truth Commission (TRRC) has on Monday testified that they were kept against their will during their HIV...

FULL RULING ON YANKUBA TOURAY’S APPLICATION FOR HIS WITNESSES TO TESTIFY...

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE GAMBIA Criminal Case No.: HC/365/19/CR/067/AO BETWEEN: THE STATE................................COMPLAINANT / RESPONDENT AND YANKUBA TOURAY..............ACCUSED PERSON / APPLICANT CASE CALLED ON 20th JULY 2020 BEFORE HIS LORDSHIP...

Court Dismisses Yanks Touray Application for Virtual Court Hearings

By Nelson Manneh Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the Banjul High Court has dismissed Yankuba Touray’s application for the court to grant three of his witnesses...

Government Introduces Bill to Stiffen Penalties for Child Trafficking

By: Kebba AF Touray The Gambia Government has taken giant step to amend the Tourism Offences Act to incorporate a provision relating to trafficking and...

Government’s Attempt to Decriminalize Skin Bleaching Faces Resistance

By Momodou Jarju The Government of The Gambia’s attempt to repeal a law criminalizing skin bleaching has resistance as majority of lawmakers on Thursday refused...

TRRC Witness alleges people died from Jammeh’s HIV Treatment Programme

By Nelson Manneh Fatou Jatta, a witness before the TRRC has alleged that nine people died from former President Yahya Jammeh’s HIV Treatment Programme. Jatta appeared...

President Barrow further declares 7 days of State of Public Emergency

Gambian leader President Adama Barrow on Wednesday declared a State of Public Emergency. Below is the full text of the press release issued by...

Court Orders for Arrest of Defendant in Koina Caste System Case

By Lamin Fatty Justice Landing Sanneh of the Basse High Court has on Monday, 13th July 2020 made an order for the arrest of one...

Gunjur-Berending Land Crisis Continues Barely Four Years after Court of Appeal...

By Louise Jobe The land dispute between the residents of Berending and the people of Gunjur is yet to be settled barely four years after...

Justice Jaiteh’s Ruling on the Case of Yankuba Touray IN...

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE GAMBIA Criminal Case No.: HC/365/19/CR/067/AO BETWEEN: THE STATE................................COMPLAINANT / RESPONDENT AND YANKUBA TOURAY..............ACCUSED PERSON / APPLICANT CASE CALLED ON 13th JULY 2020 BEFORE HIS LORDSHIP...

Yank’s Touray Partially Succeeds in His Two Motions

By Yankuba Jallow Yankuba Touray’s lawyer, Abdoulie Sisoho succeeded in one of his motions while the other was refused by the High Court on Monday. Counsel...