Jul 112013

Amended Gambian media law restricts Internet freedom NEW YORK, July 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an amendment to a media law adopted by the Gambian parliament that imposes lengthy prison sentences and heavy fines on individuals who use the Internet in any capacity to criticize government officials.   […]

Jun 042013
Justice George Gelaga King Elected President of the Special Court

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, June 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Justice George Gelaga King of Sierra Leone has been elected Presiding Judge of the Appeals Chamber, a post which makes him President of the Special Court. He succeeds Justice Shireen Avis Fisher of the United States, whose term ended on Monday. Justice Emmanuel Ayoola of […]

May 232013

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for The Gambia and Approves US$2.3 Million Disbursement BANJUL, Gambia, May 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the first review of The Gambia’s economic performance under a program supported by the Extended […]

Apr 152013

Statement by an IMF Mission to The Gambia for Concluding Discussions of the First Review of the ECF Arrangement BANJUL, Gambia, April 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An IMF mission led by Mr. David Dunn visited The Gambia during April 4-10, 2013, to conclude discussions on the first review of the authorities’ macroeconomic and […]

Mar 012013
Statement by the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Trial and Sentencing of Twenty-Five Sahrawi Civilians by a Military Court in Morocco

Statement by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Trial and Sentencing of Twenty-Five Sahrawi Civilians by a Military Court in Morocco BANJUL, The Gambia, March 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (the Commission) is deeply concerned about the trial and sentencing of twenty-five […]

Feb 182013
On the Occasion of the Republic of The Gambia's National Day

WASHINGTON, February 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement about The Gambia by John Kerry, Secretary of State, Washington, DC, February 18, 2013 On behalf of the American people, I send best wishes to the people of The Gambia as they celebrate 48 years of independence on February 18. On this joyous occasion, know that the United States […]

Jan 102013
Gambia's NIA harasses, detains journalist without charge

NEW YORK, January 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Gambian authorities should immediately release Abdoulie John, a journalist who has been detained without charge in Banjul since Monday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. John has been harassed by the Gambian National Intelligence Agency since early December, news reports said.   John, editor of […]

Jan 022013
Africa IMF Reports : The Gambia 2012

The Gambia IMF Reports 2012 Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with The Gambia http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pn/2012/pn1203.htm Country Report No. 12/17: The Gambia: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.aspx?sk=25686.0 Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to The Gambia for Negotiations of a New ECF Arrangement http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2012/pr1268.htm Press Release: […]