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The Gambia News
The High Court in Banjul, has granted bail of about 70 million FCFA and two sureties in like sum to the former director of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Benedict Jammeh, accused of economic crimes.
The government of The Gambia has reacted to reports by the local media that it has banned the use of Skype and Viber facilities in the country.
Sukoi Samba Sanyang is currently believed to be in Mali, sent there by the Senegalese government on April 17 having reportedly been arrested in possession of false paper in Dakar.
A rebel movement in southern Senegal has released eight detainees and handed them over to the government of President Yayah Jammeh of The Gambia.
The rebel Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), which hasbeen waging a low-intensity guerrilla war in Casamance for several decades, had been keeping the seven soldiers and one civilian hostage for one year.
Author Pa Abdou Sarr says a prime goal is to lead people with disabilities to create their own media content, rather than being simply passive consumers.
A physically challenged himself, Sarr says this is the driving force behind his effort to develop a film based on a book he published earlier this year on the difficulties facing disabled people.
Gambian authorities have dropped charges against two journalists, who were arrested on 6 September this year for seeking permission to peacefully protest the execution of nine death row in-mates on the orders of President Yayha Jammeh.
Journalists Baboucarr Ceesay, first vice president of the Gambian Press Union and Abubacarr Saidykhan, a freelancer, were charged for “conspiracy to commit felony, seditious publication and incitement to violence” following their request to peacefully demonstrate.
A cross-border cholera sensitization exercise has been taking place in the southern Senegalese border town of Diaobé in the Kolda region, straddling Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Mali and Guinea Conakry.
Health workers have been sensitizing communities about the importance of basic hygiene and other methods to prevent and treat cholera.
By William Selmah/WADR News in Banjul
Anglophone West African journalists have called for deeper collaboration in the sub-region in creating the needed awareness to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
The Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ has called on Gambian authorities to immediately release or charge a journalist, who has been in detention without charge longer than the country's 72 hours limit.
--Gambian Fatou Bensouda takes oath
“As I begin my tenure, moving forward in consolidating current practices, the office will continue to forge ahead with its investigations and prosecutions,” said Gambia's Fatou Bensouda, the new chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as she took the solemn oath of office on Friday in The Hague.