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President Barrow has stressed the importance of peaceful coexistence among Gambians of all faiths. He made this statement today, while Receiving Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of Dakar, President Barrow spoke of the need for continued religious tolerance between Christians and Muslims in The Gambia.
who was in Banjul to celebrate the Christian feast of the Assumption – also known locally as ‘Sang Marie’ – at the invitation of Gambia’s Christian community. His visit also coincided with the 60th Anniversary of the Catholic diocese of Banjul.
The Gambian leader spoke of the historic ties between The Gambia and Senegal. (more…)
A Commission set up by Gambian authorities to probe assets acquired by the country’s ousted ruler, Yahya Jammeh has started hearing on Thursday.
At least five people have so far been subpoenaed to appear before the Commission, most of them Jammeh’s close associates and business partners.
Jammeh, who was defeated in last year’s election by the opposition coalition candidate, Adama Barrow is accused of corruption and theft.
Preliminary findings indicated he fled the country with at least $50 million (D2.9 billion dalasis) following months of standoff sparked by his refusal to cede power.
The country’s finance minister, Amadou Sanneh told Parliament that the former strongman spent at least $147 million (D5.89 billion dalasis) in the last three years of his rule. (more…)