Monday, January 19, 2015

‘We Kept The Fighting Spirit To The End’

A Valedictory Statement by Talibeh Hydara, a Graduate of The Gambia Press Union School of Journalism. 

Valedictorian Talibeh Hydara (Photo Credit: Sang Mendy)
Talibeh Hydara, the best student at the school, said Friday that 12 of 20 students, who started the course in 2012, had kept a fighting spirit to the end of a rigorous academic challenge. 

The Gambia Press Union (GPU) School of Journalism graduate its first batch of students who attained a higher diploma in journalism during a ceremony held at a local hotel in Kololi.

“We kept this spirit, not just because we wanted to, but because we had the best lecturers whose inputs were magnetic,” Mr. Hydara said on Jan. 16, 2015.

Read on, his full statement:

Gambia: Journalism School Graduate First Batch

Students pose to the cameras shortly before the opening ceremony (Photo Credit: Sang Mendy)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Two Defendants Charged for their Role in an Attempted Coup in The Gambia

Defendants Charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Neutrality Act and Conspiracy to Possess Firearms in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence
President Yahya Jammeh, right, says Gambia wants to "remain friends" with Taiwanese people [EPA]
They are charged with making an expedition against a “friendly nation” and conspiring to possess fire arms. In pic – President Yahya Jammeh, right, with Taiwan leader [Photo by EPA]

Pres. Jammeh appoints another journalist as minister

The Gambia‘s new Information Minister, Sheriff Bojang, is the proprietor of The Standard, an independent daily newspaper. (Photo Credit: Facebook/Sheriff Bojang)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Jammeh calls ‘coup plot’ a 'terrorist attack'

Meanwhile, there have been reports of ‘dozens arrests’ including military personnel and civilians after the foiled attack, according to reports. The government is yet to confirm the arrests but the President had said Wednesday that those involved will be dealt with. (Photo Credit: EPA)