Author: Sam Phatey

Jammeh left less than $125K in discreet tax account
News

Jammeh left less than $125K in discreet tax account

Gambia’s erstwhile strongman, Yahya Jammeh has left less than five million dalasis ($125,000) in a tax recovery account opened in a local bank, a commission probing his assets heard. The Chief Executive Officer of Trust Bank, Ebrima Sallah told the Commission that $850,000 (D34 million dalasis) was deposited into the […]

What didn’t Jammeh do or sell?
Opinion

What didn’t Jammeh do or sell?

Gambians are starting to find out the kind of many businesses their ex-President Yahya Jammeh was involved in. From selling bread to carpentry, Jammeh seems to be in every business. Beyond greedy is an understatement although we are just scratching the surface to see the extent of Jammeh’s reach into […]

Gamtel didn’t see a dime from gateway revenue
Business

Gamtel didn’t see a dime from gateway revenue

Gambia’s state-owned telecom company, Gamtel has not received a dime out of millions of dollars generated by its international gateway, its managing director, Sulayman Susso said. Telecom company and its cellular subsidiary, Gamcel are facing blackmail and sabotage from an international biller, MGI, which was contracted by the country’s ex-regime. […]

People hold placards reading "Gambia made its choice, save democracy in Gambia, save the new Gambia" during a protest in support of Gambia by Senegalese NGOs and civil rights groups in Dakar on December 17, 2017.
Longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who initially conceded defeat in a December 1 presidential poll, has lodged a Supreme Court case to challenge the result, despite pressure from the international community for him to cede power peacefully. The opposition in the small West African country, however, fears Jammeh will use a judicial system -- considered by experts to lack independence -- to give legitimacy to his attempt to hang on to power. / AFP / SEYLLOU        (Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)
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Colonial laws hurting Gambia’s press freedom

Colonial laws meant to control information and subdue citizens used by ex-President Yahya Jammeh continues to flourish in the small country, pushing journalists into self-censorship. Gambia’s new government, however, has conceded that laws such as sedition are unconstitutional and as part of its media reform program, will get rid of […]