Dictator Yahya Jammeh has rekindled his threats and hatred against the biggest tribe in the Gambia, the Mandinkas. Speaking on Friday 3rd June at a political rally in Tallinding, Yahya Jammeh said he will place the Mandinkas where even a fly can’t see them and he accused them of destroying the good name of his government, which he will not tolerate. Yahya Jammeh went on to say, he even have evidence to prove that Mandinkas are not from Gambia but Mali. He has said since 1994, the majority of the people who wants to create conflict in the country are all Mandinkas and 98 per cent of the people who goes to Europe through the Mediterranean are Mandinkas. Jammeh warned that he will not tolerate any kind of demonstration in the country and if anyone caught, you regret why you are born into this world. Continue reading
Fatou Bensouda the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at the Hague, in the Netherlands have spoken for the first time since the criminal and unlawful crackdown on the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) militants and their executives in the Gambia by Dictator Yahya Jammeh’s regime in mid-April. Mrs Bensouda was interviewed by Sheriff Junior Bojang, a Gambia journalist who is in exile in Dakar, Senegal. She was asked about her take on the ongoing political events in the country and to the astonishment of the world, Fatou Bensouda refused to acknowledge the brutality Jammeh is unleashing on Gambians.
In fairness, we have to commend Mrs Bensouda for coming out to state her and her office position, which goes to show hypocrisy of the highest proportion. Fatou claimed that, because of the ICC’s mandate, it is not due for her to make a statement, because her jurisdiction is war crime, crime against humanity and genocide. Continue reading