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Gambia's waste management woes and how to tackle them

The recent community protest at the Bakoteh Dumpsite has sparked this paper's interest in the way and manner we handle our waste management and spurred the editor and other staffs to take on the all important crusade of waste management and the ways the government can collaborate with the private sector to tackle to waste management issue. 

Gambians abuse democracy and free speech, said civic education official

BANJUL, Aug. 9  The conduct of many Gambian citizens living home and abroad is becoming a cause for concern due to their abuse of freedom of expression and misconception of democracy, experts have said.

These Gambians have been seen involved in the spreading of hate speeches via social media sites in the pretext of freedom of speech since the new government took over in January.

Gambian leader: 'Don't light an electoral bushfire'

AFP

Mr Jammeh took power in a coup in 1994

The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has warned his supporters that violence was like "bushfire" that could destroy the country, as he called for peaceful campaigning ahead of highly anticipated elections in which he is seeking a fifth term, AFP news agency reports.

In a speech broadcast on state media, Mr Jammeh said:  

Our campaign is focusing on peace and security and not for violence. Violence is like bushfire. You can know where it starts but you won't know where it will end.

UN confirms Gambia's illegal withdrawal from the ICC effect from November 10, 2017

United Nations spokesman Farhan Haq  said the withdrawal of Gambia from the International Criminal Court (ICC) would take effect on November 10, 2017,  making it the third country to quit the Hague-based  tribunal.

The UN formally accepted The Gambia's illegal notification to the United Nations of its withdrawal from the ICC earlier with some other African countries. 

U.N. calls for prisoner release in Gambia ahead of December poll

BANJUL (Reuters) - Mohamed Ibn Chambas, top UN official for the region of West Africa on Thursday called on the dictator of Kanilai to release all political prisoners in The Gambia, when Yaya Jammeh, a former army lieutenant who came to power using the force of arms and have stayed there for 22 years by using violence, intimidation, tribalism and cross border voting. 

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