Fajara, 31 October 2017 - President Adama Barrow swore in six new Gambian judges at his office in Fajara today. The President said that appointments of qualified legal experts would ensure that in future, the entire Gambian judicial system would be efficiently and professionally managed by qualified Gambians.
The press release from the office of the president, angrily reacted to a publication by Sulayman Bah and Foroyaa quoting Halifa Sallah saying that there is yet to be system change in our country, has been described by many as too heavy handed and signal the breakdown of the Gambia's first coalition, which has been heralded internationally for achieving the impossible without bloodshed.
Scores of people mostly youths Thursday converged for a public debate on the illegal migration phenomenon into which hundreds of the country’s young population is being lured.The discussion held at the University of The Gambia Faculty of Law in Kanifing, was organised by Deutsche Welle (DW) from Germany in partnership with Paradise FM, a local private radio station in The Gambia on the theme: ”The Migration Dilemma.”
ECOWAS also featured on the previous director's shortlist, on the basis of their success in combining diplomatic efforts with the prospective use of armed force, with the securing of the political transition in Gambia as a recent and tangible demonstration – hailed as a victory for African democracy .