• Liberian girls urged to remain in school in spite of financial pressure

    28/Jun/2016 // 445 Viewers


    PARIS, JUNE 28, 2016: (DGW) Disturbed by the rate young Liberian girls drop out of school due to financial pressure, the US First Lady, Michelle Obama has urged young girls in the West Africa country to force themselves to stay in school in spite of all odds.

    Mrs. Obama made the call during her visit to the former American colony in the company of her two daughters Malia and Sasha where she had a meeting with young girls and women for a project tagged (Girls Leading Our World).

    The project is  aimed at boosting active citizenship and was launched in March 2015, DailyGlobeWatch understands.

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  • Tension Mounts, ‘War’ Looms, Deputy Senate President,Ike Ekweremadu Threatens Buhari!

    28/Jun/2016 // 19834 Viewers


    Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has accused the presidency of declaring war on the country’s legislature.

    In a statement he personally signed, he said the country’s democracy, which clearly stipulated the separation of powers, was being threatened by the executive arm of government.
    He claimed innocence of the crime for which he was being prosecuted, describing it as “grotesque display of vindictiveness.”
    While vowing never to submit “to the untamed wishes and caprices of witch-hunters,” he added: ‎“I put my trust in God, the court, and the overwhelming solidarity of the good people of Nigeria. When the dust settles, Nigerians will see clearly that this charge is nothing but meretricious thrash.
    “Time, occasions, and provocations like this will teach their own lessons. I hope that one chief lesson will be that democracy differs markedly from military rule and that public officer should never subvert the foundations of democracy by prioritizing the rule of man over the rule of law.” - currentnewsnow

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  • GAMBIA: President ADAMA BARROW stuns the world, takes another major action to humiliate exiled leader YAHYA JAMMEH

    28/Mar/2017 // 8739 Viewers


    PARIS, MARCH 27, 2017: (DGW) Report reaching our newsroom say President Adama Barrow has taken a bold step to humiliate ex-Gambia leader by reinstating 18 soldiers into the Gambian Army that plotted to overthrow Yahya Jammeh.

    The reports further say out of the eighteen soldiers are six soldiers convicted of plotting a coup against Gambia's exiled leader, a military source confirms.

    Recall, President Barrow reportedly replaced the country’s Chief of Defence Forces (CDS), Ousmane Bargie, with his predecessor, Lt. Gen. Masanneh Kinteh.

    According to reports at our disposal, three other top officers namely Major General Saikou Seckan, Brigadier Generals Alagie Martin and Mamat Cham were reinstated days after the President kicked out four others believed to be loyal to Jammeh.

    Military sources also confirmed that “The military high command has in consultation with President Adama Barrow reinstated Lt Buba Sanneh, Private Modou Njie, Lt Sarjo Jarju, Captain Abdoulie Jobe, Lieutenant Amadou Sowe and Buba Bojang in the army.” 

    Earlier,the above-named six military officers were convicted out of which three were sentenced to death.

    However, their appeals were still pending before at the Gambia's apex court before they were reportedly granted amnesty last month and reinstated by President Adama Barrow. 

    The six men have already begun work, the source disclosed.

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  • Gambia's unique way of voting unveiled, country's electoral umpire says election can't be rigged (Watch video)

    28/Nov/2016 // 1489 Viewers


    PARIS, NOVEMBER 28, 2016: (DGW) Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission demonstrates the country’s unique way of choosing their president, with voters dropping marbles into coloured metal urns.

    The IEC chairman insists the system is ‘second to none’ and cannot be rigged.

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  • Gambia strongman Jammeh eyes fifth term in office

    29/Feb/2016 // 431 Viewers


    Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who has been in power for 21 years, will run for a fifth term in office when the country holds presidential elections in December, public television said.


    Jammeh, a 50-year-old military officer, has ruled this tiny west African country with an iron fist since seizing power in a coup in 1994.

    His candidacy was approved at a meeting of his Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction party on Friday, public television reported late on Saturday.

    The presidential election will take place on December 1 and will be followed by general elections on April 6, 2017.

    Jammeh lashed out at suggestions his term in office should be limited, and pledged to continue serving the people of Gambia.

    The smallest country in mainland Africa, and flanked on both sides by Senegal, the Gambia is frequently criticised for human rights abuses and has a chequered recent diplomatic record.

    "This is a democracy and yet they speak of term limitations. Whichever western head of state or other leader wants to speak about term limitations... let them come to Gambia to talk to me," he railed in reference to criticism by western leaders and rights groups.

    In 2010, the European Union cancelled 22 million euros ($27 million) in budget support because of concerns over human rights and governance issues.

    An impoverished former British colony known for its white-sand beaches, the Gambia has a population of nearly two million, 90 percent of whom are Muslim. Of the remainder, eight percent are Christian and two percent are defined as having indigenous beliefs.

    A former wrestler from a rural background, Jammeh has frequently been the source of diplomatic spats on the international stage.

    He has cultivated the image of a practising Muslim and is often seen holding a Koran or prayer beads, promoting an aura of mysticism.

    He regularly rails against the Gambia's colonial past, blaming it for many of the country's woes and in 2014, he said he would drop English as its official language.

    Opponents say he has become increasingly paranoid, regularly reshuffling his ministers and keeping only a tiny circle of trusted allies close to him

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  • Gambians head to polls December 1 to elect new President amid high tension; opposition calls for a change (Watch video)

    29/Nov/2016 // 1495 Viewers


    PARIS, NOVEMBER 29, 2016: (DGW) INFORMATION  available to DailyGlobeWatch says there is palpable tension in the tiny but mighty  West African state of the Islamic Republic of the Gambia as the country heads to the polls to elect a new president.

    Yahya Jameh who came to power via a coup d'etat is slugging it out with the main opposition and does not hope to relinquish his hold on power after over two decades in power, 22 years to be precise making him the longest-serving head of government in the West African sub-region. 

    There is nationwide protest against Jameh's presidency but the leader of the West African state says although he is not the best but he is better than anyone they  have in that country, one of the reasons why he has opted to stay on amid protests for him to step aside.

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  • GAMBIA: Deputy Speaker, Momodou LK Sanneh, calls attention to Nazi-like Concentration Camp' in GAMBIA calls for urgent reform

    30/Apr/2017 // 2331 Viewers


    PARIS, APRIL 30, 2017: (DGW) Gambia's Deputy Speaker Momodou LK Sanneh has called attention to what he likens to a Nazi Concentration Camp on Friday last week and called for urgent prison reform.

    He raised the alarm while contributing to adjournment debate while calling attention to the dehumanising condition of the country's Central Prisons located at Mile 11 area of the Gambian capital of Banjul.

    According to him, "Experience is the best teacher, I have seen the state of the Prison condition during my time of being there, and there is an urgent need for a total reform of the prisons."

    Hon Sanneh said that no fewer than 15 suspects are locked up in a cell with no legroom a condition which he says is not injurious to health.

    Also decried by the Honourable Deputy Speaker is the poor services such as poor medical services, water, food and poor sanitation which are capable of impairing one's health.

    Against this background the Deputy Speaker deemed urgent prisons reform absolutely necessary in throughout the country to uphold Human Rights.

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  • JAMMEH must handover or face wrath of the people - Hon HAMAT N.K. BAH warns, tells Int. Community in ABUJA, on Thursday

    30/Dec/2016 // 3808 Viewers


    PARIS, DECEMBER 30, 2016: (DGW) The coalition of opposition parties in The Gambia has vowed that President Yahya Jammeh must hand over to the President-elect, Adama Barrow, on January 19, 2017 or face the wrath of the people.

    Speaking to journalists in Abuja yesterday, one of the opposition leaders, Hon Hamat N.K. Bah, said in spite of everything, the opposition was confident that President Jammeh would not do anything that would put The Gambia in flames.

    He was in Abuja for last-minute consultations with Nigerian and other ECOWAS leader for Jammeh's violent removal if diplomacy fails, our source revealed.

    According to him, The Gambia is a peaceful country that depends mainly on tourism, hence it will be in the overall interest of the people that the country’s political crisis is not allowed to undermine its corporate existence.
    “President Yahya Jammeh should respect the will of the people and concede defeat like he did earlier, in order to avoid any act capable of undermining a peaceful transition.

    “Our focus is to take over power and move The Gambia forward. The people voted for a change and we want to make that change a reality in their lives. We are not interested in living in the past; we want to build a Gambia of the future and not the past. We are confident the president will not do anything that will put The Gambia in flames. It is not in the overall interest of the country and people,” Bah said.

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  • Gambian soldiers vacate election HQ, Banjul mayor backs Barrow

    30/Dec/2016 // 4725 Viewers


    (africanews.EN) The offices of Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has been vacated by the military who sacked workers and took over the premises on December 13.

    The seizure which was roundly condemned by the international community came only four days after President Yahya Jammeh announced that the December 1 polls hand to be rerun as a result of irregularities.

    A government decree stated that all staff of the IEC could return to post immediately and that the reason for the closure was because of an imminent security threat, specifically that the building was going to be burnt down. ‘‘Now that the threat has abated, the IEC head office will reopen,’‘ it said.

    The government also said it was aware of fake news outlets spreading bad information about the Gambia. It assured all citizens home and abroad that there was no cause for worry and people should go about their daily businesses in the normal way.

    President Jammeh lost the presidential polls to less-known Adama Barrow. He conceded defeat before reversing his decision. Barrow’s camp have said they are going ahead with plans for his inauguration even though the country’s Supreme Court has also scheduled January 10, 2017 for an election petition hearing.

    Mayor of capital, Banjul; supports president-elect Adama Barrow

    Meanwhile the mayor of the Gambian capital, Banjul, Abdoulie Bah, has stated that the president-elect Barrow is the choice of the people affirming his support for the property developer who defeated Jammeh at the polls.

    ‘‘We want a healthy environment to see that there is peace within The Gambia… And we advise each and every Gambian to understand that it is only peace which is going to prevail as far as we are concerned. This is the main message that brought me here,” Bah told the press after meeting with Barrow.

    Bah is an independent candidate who has been mayor of the capital since 2013 after beating the ruling party’s candidate. While praying for peaceful transfer of executive power, he said the capital will respect the people’s choice which he added was the choice of God.

    Jammeh lost in Banjul in the December 1 polls, official results from the IEC indicated that Adama Barrow beat Jammeh after he took nearly 50 percent of the vote in Banjul’s three constituencies. Jammeh had 43 percent whiles the third candidate Mama Kandeh got 7.6 percent. - africanews.EN

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  • JUST IN: Nigeria takes over The Gambia military amid reports of JAMMEH's secret ARMOURY in country to hurt BARROW'S gov't

    30/Jan/2017 // 24118 Viewers


    For now, Nigerian Army personnel deployed in The Gambia two weeks ago, will remain there, even as President Adama Barrow fully takes charge.

    But Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and the Nigerian Navy troops have since returned after completing their mission in the tiny West African state whose former leader, Yahya Jammeh, finally left after ECOWAS troops stormed the country.

    Military sources say the decision to keep the Army there may not be unconnected to a claim that ousted Jammeh has a secret armoury.

    The Army, it was gathered, will help uncover the site and the details of the armoury.

    A military source said there are fears that the former leader  may use the secret armoury to hurt the Barrow administration.

    Reports say that the armoury of The Gambian Armed Forces has been completely taken over by troops of the Nigerian Army for security reasons.

    It was also gathered that the Army headquarters have deployed over 1,500, soldiers to The Gambia as part of the Economic Community of West African States Military Intervention in The Gambia (ECOMIG) 

    Troops of the Navy and NAF, who departed the country on January 19, 2017 are returning home having completed their own part of the assignment. It was learnt that the air and waterways had been certified to be safe, hence, the return of Naval and Air Force officers in the country..

    For now, sources say, only the Army will be required as ground forces to take care of the situation there. “However, should the Army call for the services of the NAF, the authorities would not hesitate to deploy them in the shortest possible notice,” the source said.

    The Director, Defence Information, Brigadier-General Abubakar Rabe, who confirmed the return of Navy and Air Force personnel, said they have been redeployed, having completed their mission in The Gambia.

    Rabe noted that military decision on troops deployed in The Gambia was solely that of the ECOWAS Heads and Government. He said: “Since we have stabilised the place and what we went there for has been achieved,  I believe there won’t be any serious need for anybody to remain.”

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