Nogoi Njie, UDP member and prisoner of conscience
Update on April 14 arrestees: It was reported on Tuesday, June 14th that Nogoi Njie and Co were being moved from Mile II central prison to an unknown location. However, it has been confirmed from the past hour that, they have been moved to Janjabureh prison, some 235 km from Banjul. The detainees have been transferred to Janjanbureh prison because Jammeh and his masquerading judiciary has moved their court proceedings from Banjul to MansaKonko.
Mansakonko court which does not have the mandate or the jurisdiction to preside over the case. Meanwhile, Nogoi Njie and Co are without their lawyers but dictator Jammeh is still adamant for the court to proceed with such illegal court case.
The April 14 protesters where taken to court in Mansakonko today without their lawyers, as the lawyers vowed not to attend Jammeh’s Kangaroo court which lacks the legal jurisdiction to preside over the case. Continue reading
President Macky Sall of Senegal
The Senegalese priesident, Macky Sall is known to be cool calm and collected in both public and private. He is people’s president, who is focus on improving the lives of his citizens. A man who for the first time in African politics, proposed to reduce presidential terms in Senegal from 7 years to 5 years and introduced a term limit of maximum two terms per president. President Sall is hailed as a democrat who is willing to be criticised constructively or otherwise, which is why he was given the ECOWAS chairmanship in 2015 even though he was only elected three years prior.
However, beyond all those amazing characteristics, President Sall can also be safely characterised as being naive and gullible, especially when Gambia and Yahya Jammeh is concern. When 9 prisoners including 7 Gambians and 2 Senegalese were summarily executed in 2012 by Yahya Jammeh, President Sall came out and publicly condemned Jammeh’s actions. However, Jammeh rebutted President Sall’s condemnation and told him to shut up and mind his business. President Sall being naive, he didn’t respond he let Jammeh off the hook. Continue reading