Gambia’s Leader Vowed to Rule for a Billion Years. A Vote Will Test That.
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BANJUL, Gambia — Since he took over the presidency of tiny Gambia more than two decades ago, President Yahya Jammeh has made headlines by threatening to decapitate gay people, carrying out a deadly witch hunt and claiming to cure AIDS with little more than a prayer and a banana. On Thursday, voters will decide whether to reinstall Mr. Jammeh, who once said he intended to stay in power for a billion years. “Allah elected me, and only Allah can remove me,” he declared on state television in November. But a recent surge of enthusiasm for the opposition coalition candidate, Adama Barrow,

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Gambia Defeats Tyranny!

GAMBIA DEFEATS TYRANNY! By Ebrima G Sankareh, Editor-in-Chief On this Friday, Gambia’s most callous, most brutal beast, most arrogant Ignoramus, most malicious and vindictive tyrant has been reduced to exactly what he was on Friday July 22, 1994, Gambia’s day of infamy- a mere

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Waa Jawara’s Imprisonment— Tactical Move to Contain Brikama
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BY: Ousainou Mbenga, Washington, DC, USA For nearly three years, erstwhile Minister for Local Government & Land Administration, Lamin Waa Juwara, was entangled in the “legal cob webs” of Jammeh’s courts on trumped-up charges of “abuse of office”. Deep inside Jammeh’s bloody pockets, his mercenary judges, magistrates and prosecutors willingly created the prevailing set of “notorious charges” such as the “abuse of

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