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December 9, 2013
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As South Africans pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in churches and other places of worship across South Africa and wait for next weekend's funeral, Gambians are amongst the West Africans looking back and looking forwards. The Gambia's broadcasters have been amongst those to salute the late South African leader's memory.
Gambia’s Information Minister, the prolific writer and journalist Nana Grey Johnson, has been relieved of his cabinet post. It is the latest in a series of ministerial sackings, with President Yahya Jammeh still evidently unhappy with his team.
The President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has strongly criticised the Bar Association, accusing it of misrepresenting the media.
There is a heated debate among politicians and other interested parties about the proposed 10 per cent pay cuts for President John Dramani Mahama and his ministerial colleagues
Gunmen have killed a journalist inIvory Coast's economic capitalAbidjan, the head of the Union of the Private Press of Ivory Coast(Synapp-CI) said Tuesday, calling the murder "a bad sign".
The Federal High Court in Abuja has given a life sentence to Umar Mustapha, convicted of being behind the bomb blast at the offices of ThisDay newspaper. Pronouncing the sentence on Friday, the court ruled that Mustapha’s time in prison would include hard labour.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is backing its Gambian affiliate, the Gambian Press Union (GPU) in bringing the Gambian government before the African Court on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR), demanding light be shed on the infamous cases of two Gambian journalists
Gambian Islamic Cleric Imam Baba Leigh, who spent five months in detention before fleeing to the United States in May, has alleged that he was tortured while in custody.
Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama has fired Deputy Communications Minister Victoria Hammah after a tape was leaked featuring Hammah’s comments on goings on within the government and the ruling party.
President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for an extension of the state of emergency by six months in the three north-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe came with an expression of hope that “normalcy would have been fully restored” by the end of that period.