Banjul – December 30, 2017 Press Statement Three years have now passed since the early morning of December 30th 2014, when a group of Gambian patriots attempted with purpose and principle to overthrow the illegitimate, tyrannical regime of Yahya Jammeh. We paid a heavy price in the loss of three of our compatriots: Colonel Lamin Sanneh, Captain Njaga Jagne, and Alhagi Jaja Nyass. We came home today to our beloved homeland to pay tribute to these valiant men. We return to commiserate with their families, and their loved ones. We return to pay our respects to all those who,...Read More
Today, February 18th, 2017, The Republic of the Gambia celebrated 52 years of Independence from Great Britain. On this day also, some 15 heads of state, including President Macky Sall of Senegal, and other ECOWAS presidents attended the simultaneous Inauguration of President Adama Barrow, on his election victory on December 19th, 2016. It would be recalled that President Barrow was already Inaugurated on February 19th, 2017, at The Gambian embassy in Dakar, Senegal, during the political impasse when Dictator Yaya Jammeh refused to surrender power, triggering a massive humanitarian crisis. This Inauguration was done to satisfy the Gambian population who felt denied the opportunity by the political impasse. It was the largest event held on Gambian soil, with the Independence Stadium filling up at 5am GMT, and that is 5hours before the Beginning of the event! The President laid out an ambitious plan of reform and correction, and to improve the standards of living of his citizens. The President started by pardoning some 170 prisoners serving long sentences for various crimes, and those who were never charged. President Macky Sall was the guest of Honor, and he read, in English, a very powerful message of unity and cooperation among their two peoples. The Republic of Gambia is enjoying tremendous global goodwill, and the inflow of aid and investment has started alreadfy. Many Gambian exiles have also returned to...Read More
Free At Last!! Gambians Have freed all December 30th Incident Heroes through a Presidential Pardon!!
Free At last! December 30 Heroes Freed from Life Imprisonment! ! The people of Gambia have freed their Heroes! The December 30th Freedom Foundation is hereby pleased to announce that all our of heroes who were part of the December 30th, 2014 incident have just been released with a full pardon, by President Adama Barrow, after serving less than two years of a life sentence. The Heroes are:Private Modou Njie, Lt. Colonel Sarjo Jarjue, Lt. Amadou Sowe, Lt. Buba Sanneh, Abdoulie Jobe ( more names will follow as they became available)As you know these Heroes were convicted by a kangaroo court in a secret military trial with no legal representation. As we go to press these families are recuperating with their families and loved ones, in Gambia. We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation to President Adama Barrow, and the Coalition Team, to the families and spouses of the Heroes, our international civil society partners, and the entire Gambian electorate, without whom, this would not have been possible. We are elated, and overwhelmed with joy, that the Gambian people have recognized and appreciated the sacrifice of these young men and their families, in their effort to liberate the Gambia from 20 years ( at the time) of Dictator Yaya Jammeh tyranny and oppressive rule. Although they did not succeed, the inhumane and...Read More
Much has been said about the surprising defeat of one of Africa’s longest serving Dictators, Yaya Jammeh, by an unknown real estate businessman, Adama Barrow, after only 15 official days of campaigning and fundraising! Political analysts and pundits still treat this victory as a conventional election, and some even try to be dismissive of the insurmountable odds that the Coalition of eight parties faced before the elections. The regime of Dictator Yaya Jammeh is an oppressive machinery of government with no breathing space for dissent, no freedom of expression, no access to the media, private or public, with a security trained to instill fear in the people. Since seizing power in a violent coup of the democratically elected government of President Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara in 1994, Dictator Jammeh has used the very same tools of democracy, government jobs, manipulation the constitution, intervening in the economy, using religion to keep the people subservient, misplaced benevolence with state resources, and brutal crackdown by his personal militia he calls the security services. In the course of 22 years, thousands of the best and brightest fled the country to settle in mostly Europe and the United States. Such was the brain flight and brain drain that he (Yaya Jammeh), will recycle the same people repeatedly in the same positions because he ran out fresh people he can trust to man those...Read More
- December 30th 2014 Anniversary. Heroes Return Home. Dictator Banished! Hallelujah!
Banjul – December 30, 2017 Press Statement Three years have now passed since the early morning of December 30th 2014, when a group of Gambian patriots attempted with purpose and principle to overthrow the illegitimate, tyrannical regime of Yahya Jammeh. We paid a heavy price in the loss of three of our compatriots: Colonel Lamin … Readmore