Archive | 06/12/2016

“President Jammeh has Never Won an Election in This Country, he has only Rigged Them,” Bailed Lawyer Ousainou Darboe

Smiling Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, heading to for his bail hearing in Banjul

Smiling Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, heading to for his bail hearing in Banjul. Photo Courtesy Jerome Delay/Associated Press

The Gambia’s main opposition leader Lawyer Ousainou Darboe has been released on bail along with 18 other political prisoners following an election defeat of one of Africa’s most oppressive leaders Yahya Jammeh on December 1st presidential polls.

A courtroom packed with supporters cheered and stood to sing the national anthem as Ousainou Darboe was allowed to go home after eight months in the country’s notorious Mile II prison.

While entering court Mr Darboe said he felt “great”, adding that he would forgive dictator Yahya Jammeh, who on Friday conceded the election to President-elect Adama Barrow, former estate agent who became the party leader while Darboe was in prison. Continue reading

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