Editor M’Bai         SOS Colleys Needs  Jammeh is richer
Speaks!!!!             To do a better job!!  than the Gambia!!!

A leading Newspaper in Norway, has interviewed the Freedom Newspaper strong man Pa Nderry M’Bai. The paper is called Aftenposten Newspaper. One of its reporters reached him for an interview about Gambia’s looming human rights/political crisis, Jammeh’s secured hotels, press freedom among  host of other topical issues. We thought it imperative to publish M’Bai’s revealing and master piece interview. In this issue, Editor M’Bai explains how Jammeh secretly hired undercover business tycoons to run his businesses in the Gambia, growing sex tourism in the Gambia, lack of high spending tourists, Bumster problems, lack of decent salaries and job security for Gambian hotel workers. Editor M’Bai also picked on the Daily Observer, which he says had been reduced to a gutter press these days with little or any valuable news published by the medium. The government’s secret killing of Daba Marena and co also dominated the interview. Below is  the full text of the interview. Please read on…

Dear Freedom Newspaper!

My name is Fredrik Larsen, and I am a journalist working for the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. I need assistance regarding a story I am working on about the tourism industry in Gambia, and would like to get in touch with a member of your editorial staff. A friend who is married with a Gambian, recommended Freedom Newspaper as an independent and reliable source of information about current affairs in Gambia. Please contact me on email: fredrik.larsen@aftenposten.no, and I will elaborate more on my questions. Sincerely, Fredrik Larsen, journalist Aftenposten Norway. http://www.aftenposten.no. Fredrik Larsen
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Aftenposten Newspaper:What is known about President Jammeh’s involvement in the tourism industry?

Pa N Mbai: Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has earned himself  with the reputation of being a business tycoon over night. He has involved himself into all aspects of money generating income activities in the Gambia-be it tourism, land sale, Airline Industry, Livestock, high scale farming, the list goes on and on…In short, Jammeh is a businessman  and not a serious President interested about steering the affairs of the impoverished West African country. The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is mainly derived from tourism and agriculture, but today, the Gambian leader has hijacked the income generating sectors that is expected to revamp the ailing economy. As we speak, President Jammeh is reported to have owned three hotels in the Gambia. These hotels were identified as the Kairaba Hotel, Atlantic Hotel, Ocean Bay Hotel. In a bid to hide the real ownership of these hotels, he hired some undercover business executives to execute power of attorney on his behalf. Jammeh has direct control of these hotels. He has an extension of the Kairaba Hotel at his home village villa in Kanilai. It’s called the Sindola Hotel. Here we have a President competing with the private tour operators. Most of the high spending tourists are lodged at the Kairaba Hotel, Ocean Bay, and at the Atlantic Hotel. Private hotel owners have time and time lamented about the unfair guest distribution into the country. The Atlantic Hotel used to be owned by the Government, but to the surprise of Gambians, he uses some Libyans to dispose off the hotel. Jammeh is a majority share holder of the said hotel. We challenge him to prove us wrong if he feels that what  we said here is untrue. Jammeh is not a serious leader. He is reaping off Gambians by the minute and the hour.

The lack of uneven business climate in the Gambia to some extent had also undermined the tourism industry. The country has reached a level, where we no longer have serious high spending tourists. Most of the tourists are targeting Senegal, Ghana, Spain and other destinations across the sub-region. If the current situation persists, we are afraid that most the hotels would be forced to close down.  Remember, that in the absence of sales, these hotels cannot pay their staff and not to mention of meeting the needs and aspirations of their clients. Tourism in the Gambia, is on its dead edge. The government needs to do a better job to revive the sector, if they are truly committed to attracting high spending tourists.
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Breaking News:Army Chief Lang Tombong Tamba promoted to the rank of Brigadier General! Musa Jammeh elevated to Major!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007 (189 reads)


Gambia’s new Brigadier General  Omar Ndow rearrested

In a surprising move Wednesday, the office of the President in a statement  announces the promotion of Chief of Staff Colonel Lang Tombong Tamba to the position of Brigadier General with immediate effect. Tamba the first military officer to reach such a position, ever in the county’s political history was promoted by the President of the Republic President Yahya Jammeh. His promotion is being seen here as another move  taken by the President to appease the army boss who had growing support in the military. Brigadier General Tamba as he is called now was promoted along side with Captain Musa Jammeh. Mr.Jammeh known as Malia Mungu or chemical Ali was elevated to the rank of major according to the state house terse press release issued Wednesday evening. Musa Jammeh who was promoted recently to the rank of Captain has been promoted again by the President. There was no mention for the promotion of Lang Tombong’s deputy Colonel Peter Singhateh. Singhateh still remains as a Colonel.

In another development, the police today confirmed the re-arrest of the former GAMTEL Managing Director Omar Ndow. Mr.Ndow according to the police spokes man ASP Famara Jobarteh, was being held for negligence of duty. The police PRO told news men that Ndow still had questions to answer in relation to his case. Jobareteh says the police’s investigation on Ndow were yet to be completed. The former public officer has been accused of economic crime and abuse of office by the state.

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Breaking News:Captain Sabally Breaks the silence-Tribute 2 D late Captain Sadibou HYDARA….
Wednesday, May 02, 2007 (226 reads)


Sabally says he
is back with full
force!!!

Hi, Brother,

It’s been a while I’ve not gotten on line,…….I was away for this long ‘and could not have access to any form of communications), but now that I’m back, Insha-Allah, I will be with you in your paper…I couldn’t send this “TRIBUTE….” (see the “ATTACHMENT”) at the right time, but all the same, it’s never too late…I just saw about “FATOU JAW MANNEH” It’s unfortunate, but Allah is Migthier than all evil forces that are conspiring against her. May Allah be with her in her this ordeal. I have no doubt that she will come out triumphant….
Thanks a lot.
SB SABALLY.

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WISDOM  IS  KNOWING  WHEN  TO  SPEAK  YOUR  MIND  AND  WHEN  TO  MIND  YOUR  SPEECH. And there is a famous saying: “Speech is silvery but silence is golden.”

“Bismillah-ir–Rahman-ir–Raheem, Al-Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil-‘Alamin.
Allah!-Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Lord of the Supreme Throne!”
“As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakaatuhu,

A  “TRIBUTE”  TO  [the Late Captain] SHEIKH  SADIBOU  SHERIFFO  HYDARA:
“IT  DOESN’T  TAKE  GREAT  PEOPLE  TO DO  GREAT  THINGS— JUST
UNSELFISH  ONES.”
DEDICATED TO HIS LEFT-BEHIND-FAMILY:
To his widow-wife: AJA [Hassanatou] SANDENG, and two boys: PA [Ba Sheriffo] HYDARA and BOY [Momodou Lamin] HYDARA, family and friends; I say:
“Laa tazan ‘innal-laaha ma’anaa…”-[“Be not sad (or afraid), surely, Allah is with us…” (Holy-Qur’an: Surah 9: V40)]
VICTORY  DAY…
You’ve been experiencing immeasurable suffering since the untimely departure of your dearest-father (and complaisant hubby). But all is not lost! With Allah, we know that another Victory Day is coming. Allah will lead our armies of Truth and Justice to do battle with the hordes of the devil. The battle will be short and decisive.
We don’t know when this will happen. But we can be confident that the Almighty Allah will someday bring about ultimate Justice; and Truth will reign over our entire broken world. Our Victory Day is coming! “And Allah will judge with (Justice and) Truth.”
And Justice will be done in the full glare of absolute Truth.

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Journalist Sankanu Under Fire-Reader Accuses him of “Misinformation” and junk journalism!!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007 (260 reads)


Controversial
journalist grilled!

By Omar S Saidykhan Kentucky

It is a bit disturbing that claiming journalists take the easy road to function by throwing the same traveling and trashy innuendo as fact when it has been dispelled. The author of the original account has as much admitted his error when he admitted than he had no knowledge as to the composition of the Terri Kaffo .He only associated them to a conspiracy he concocted in his mind. To be exact, he erroneously stated as fact that Saikou Sabbally was a member of the Terri Kaffo,whichis a lie. Now here comes Sankanu repeating this same drvel to prove his point. This is the danger I feared and will continue to dispel with all my might, because we deserve better ,not junk yard self promoting journalists of innuendo.Telling us that you are an honest journalist following the truth is easy but the facts are arrived at with diligence and real honesty and some times requires you acknowledge that I’m just conjecturing and depending on a common misperception.

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Breaking News:Major Bajinka’s relative says Bajinka never “took part on Independent’s arson attack.” Publisher Yorro Jallow dismisses assertions!!
Tuesday, May 01, 2007 (911 reads)


Bajinka during his good  Yorro says      SOS Sonko named!!
days at the state house!    Bajinka was
part of the operation

Few days ago, the Freedom Newspaper received an email from a Gambian who claimed to be privy of  vital information about the Independent Newspaper arson attack. The writer who requested to be telephoned was later contacted  by our team of editors to explain his side of the story. He however dismissed recent media reports linking fugitive army Major Kalipha Banjinka to the incident. Due to the insecurity in the country, the concerned Gambian then asked to be given time to prepare a piece, which he promises to dispatch the next day. Today, we received the concerned Gambian mail, in which he named the current Chief of Staff Lang Tombong Tamba, Interior Minister Ousman Sonko and Major Ousman Badjie as one of those who dumped one of the injured arsonists Sanna Manjang to Bajinka’s Mile 7 residence. The writer says Major Bajinka was at his residence at the material time and had never participated into the Independent Newspaper arson attack. He then went on to explain that it was Major Bajinka who advised Sanna Manjang not to execute a killing operation given to them by President Jammeh to take the life of prominent politician Hamat Bah. The writer says when Corporal Manjang was asked by Jammeh why he failed to kill Hamat Bah, he responded  by telling him that it was Major Bajinka who restrained him from  carrying out the operation. Bajinka he said, was summoned to the Presidential palace the next morning and fired with immediate effect. He says President Jammeh was very mad upon discovering that Bajinka suppresses the said operation to murder Hamat Bah. In a bid to do justice to the story our editors contacted Alagi Yorro Jallow, former Independent Managing Editor and co proprietor. Mr.Jallow dismisses the writer’s claims and insisted that Major Bajinka was part and parcel of the Independent Newspaper arson attack. Jallow says he gathered sufficient evidence which linked the former Army Major to the incident. Mr.Jallow  who now resides in the US said Bajinka was interviewed by the Gambian police, but to his surprise no action was taken by the then Inspector General of Police Landing 13 Badjie to prosecute the accused persons. Below is the full mail we received from the concerned Gambian together with Mr. Jallow’s  reaction. Please read on…

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Is President Jammeh To Blame For Tribalism? Commentary
Tuesday, May 01, 2007 (744 reads)



Is President Ja
mmeh To Blame For Tribalism?

By Bubacarr Sankanu, Berlin, Germany

The recent appointments of the new Director of Press & Public Relations at Office of the President and the new Inspector General of Police have raised eye bows within sections of the Gambian communities in the Diaspora. I find the concerns over “Jolanization” back by recollections of “Mandinkanization” and “Wollofnization” of the First Republic very enlightening and challenging.

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Developing Story:Interior Minister Sonko impregnates WPC Bintou Colley-Samba Bah drops abortion charges against Sonko-reveals a police chief!
Tuesday, May 01, 2007 (824 reads)


Sonko’s criminal             Has Samba drops  Hydara’s paper
activities exposed!!       abortion charges   invaded by Sonko
against Sonko!!       as he lures poor
reporter into love!

By Sekouba Jadama, A Senior Police Chief At the Police Head Quarters in Banjul.

While Minister Omar Faye’s extra marital sex scandal is yet to laid to rest, another bigger scandal has been un earthen , this time involving Gambia’s Interior Minister Ousman Sonko. A top police chief at the police head quarters in Banjul, in a dispatch to the Freedom Newspaper has finally named the woman police officer Sonko had impregnated. The woman’s name is Bintou Colley, an officer attached to the Police Child Welfare Branch. In this rather disturbing and revealing piece, Minister Sonko has also been accused by his own colleague of luring Malaa Cham, an Immigration officer from Sukuta into abortion after impregnating the lady. Malaa is a relative  to the former Interior Secretary of State  Samba Bah, who according to the concerned police chief was at some point considering filing legal action against his  disgraced successor Ousman Sonko. Thanks to intervention from some quarters, Bah decided to drop the charges. Sonko’s growing sexual activities has been extended to the private media with him allegedly luring a Point Newspaper freelance reporter in the person of Njemeh Bah. Ms. Bah according to the senior police chief, who has embarked on a damaging writing series against Sonko and other officials in Jammeh’s government has been absorbed at the GRTS, thanks to Sonko’s behind the scenes moves. Ms.Bah was also said to be residing at Sonko’s home during his recent Taiwan visit. These revelations will no doubt further indict the Jammeh government about the murder of Deyda Hydara. Sonko is capable of planting an informant at the Point to spy at the late Hydara. Below is the full text of  Sekouba Jadama’s piece. Please read on…
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Mr.Editor,

The former Inspector General of Police and now Secretary of State for the Interior Ousman Sonko, impregnated a Woman Police officer (WPC)  named Bintou Colley. Mr. Editor, I am very sure you can remember sometimes when David Colley the Commissioner of Prisons dismissed some female Officers for bleaching their skins. This story was carried by the Point News Paper and if my memory serves me well, you were the reporter of that issue!  Five of those dismissed were later enlisted by Sonko into the Police and posted to various offices within the headquarters in Banjul.Bintou Colley was attached to the Child welfare Office opposite the CMC’s Office and I believe you knew this office. Sonko began dating this young girl immediately and as I write this piece, she is fully pregnant and Sonko is responsible. Sonko’s first wife was a Prison’s officer her name is Amie Ndong a native from Gunjur of Senegalese fishing parents. When Sonko was appointed as IG, he negotiated with Daba Marena for his wife to be transferred to the NIA from the Prisons which was done. Later when Daba was killed and Harry Sambou took over, they managed for Amie Ndong to proceed for further studies in the UK.

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The Big Interview:Leading Gambian rapper Freaky Joe making headlines in the US!!!
Monday, April 30, 2007 (556 reads)


Freaky Joe in          Freaky’s Manager
Action                       Pa Ousman Joof

A leading Gambian rap star Freaky Joe, is making headlines in the United States. The rapper has earned himself celebrity status over night. Call him a household name you make no mistake. Across Atlanta, Georgia and elsewhere across the country, the promising young artist is being treated as a celebrity. His fame can be attributable to his powerful rap lyrics characterized by his melodious voice.
Freaky who grew up as a music lover was a long time admirer of the late American rap King 2 Pac Shakur. Thanks to  his dynamic Management team led by Pa Ousman Joof, Freaky is today excelling in his musical career. In an interview with the Freedom Newspaper, the Gambian rapper commented on his life as a rapper, challenges facing Gambian musicians, the government’s efforts to promote Gambian artists, official graft, Jammeh’s Hiv/Aids cure among host of other topical issues. Our Managing Editor Pa Nderry M’Bai reaches Freaky at his Atlanta residence for an interview. Below is the full text of the interview we had with the popular rapper. Please read on….
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Freedom Newspaper: Good day, Gambian rap star Freaky Joe. You have been criss-crossing the United States in the recent time trying to build a solid musical base. What inspired you to bring Gambian rap to the US?

Freaky Joe: Thanks and greetings in the name of  Allah-the most high. Well, it is as a result of the positive mind, dedication and love I have for music and my country that I decided, with the help of God to bring Gambian music to the US. Seeing that the Gambia is not internationally recognized in terms of music, I want to be the first GAMBIAN to bring this recognition and the US is a good starting point.

Freedom Newspaper: How is your promotional tour of the US going so far?

Freaky Joe: We thank God. It’s been going pretty good. I am here to produce and promote the CD version of my new album “4 EVER IN LUV”. I am therefore going to the different states for this purpose. I have been to New York, Minnesota and New Orleans. I should be having my album release party at the Howard Johnson on 2572 Candler road in Decatur-ga 30032 on May 19th 2007. I should be attending a big black festival in Jackson- Mississippi on May 26th and I should be in Seattle-Washington on June 2nd after which I go back to the Gambia on June 10th. For details you may log onto www.gambiantalents.com or call 404-593-6215.

Freedom Newspaper: As a keen follower of your musical activities, we have realized that most of your songs, centered on reconciliation, peace, harmony, unity, development and positive living. Can you tell us why you choose to take such a route, as a leading Gambian musician?

Freaky Joe: Well, I do music to create a positive impact in the lives of the people. To tell you the truth, I really don’t have control of what I sing about. I write my songs base on the inspiration I get at that present moment. In short, it is nature that determines what I sing at every point in time. I do have songs that deal with other subjects different from the above. Just get a copy of my 1st or 2nd CD. You will know what I’ m talking about.

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Breaking News:Senior NIA official explains how Daba Marena and Co were murdered, Jammeh’s plans to poison Captain Darbo and co!!!
Monday, April 30, 2007 (1057 reads)


Jammeh with the late       SOS Sanyang   CJ Savage named!
Daba Marena                        Implicated

Agim Accused                           Hydara refuses
to be used!!
By Serg PMJ, NIA Head Quarters Banjul.

A senior top official of Jammeh’s intelligence agency , writing under the bi-line Serg. PMJ has released another damaging revelations against the Jammeh government and its operatives. Serg in a dispatch to the Freedom Newspaper, has confirmed the death of Daba Marena and four other coup suspects and President Jammeh’s initial plans to have Captain Bunja Darboe and others executed just like it obtained in the alleged summary execution of Daba Marena and Co. In a rather disturbing and revealing piece, Serge unveiled plans hatched by the Jammeh administration to secretly execute the four alleged coup ring leaders, who were sentenced to death by the court martial recently. “Kebba Sanyang was appointed with the task of making sure that the coup suspects were convicted and sentenced to death by hanging to deter others from attempting another coup. Kebba accepted the offer and promise to do just that. However, at the concluding of the trial, a clandestine meeting was convened at the AG Chambers between the SoS, Chief Justice, Justice Agim and DPP Fagbenle. SoS Sanyang told the three that President Jammeh wants the coup suspects to be sentenced to death by hanging and it had to be done just that. He also said that no room should be given to the defense lawyers to appeal the ruling. But it was argued that the killing of all ten men was going to be too expensive for the State. It was concluded that the four so-called ring leaders be executed and other six be given light sentencing. However, on April 17, another clandestine meeting was convened. This time excluding the DPP. The SoS informed the two that their plan has been leaked. Yes it was leaked not by those who attended the meeting but by our own ways. For security reasons, I will not say how. The two were told that the death sentencing be changed to life sentencing for the four. The SoS further told them that the rest was going to be executed by the government’s security agents. This bold sentence is the most important aspect in the whole write-up. The rest is going to be executed by the government’s security agents. What does it mean? Many might not know but it happens on many occasions under President Jammeh. It means executing them while in prison. It is done through food poisoning. It was done to Sana Sabally and Sadibou Hydara and also to Yaya Drammeh- one of the Farafenni attackers. The latter two died mysteriously. Sabally was lucky because he did not take much of the food but he still suffers from the poison. He is always sick and now looses a lot of weight. He must take serious medical care otherwise, I fear for him. President Jammeh is trying to use the same tactic on the four so-called ring leaders and I know he will do it if given the chance. I know him very well. He is a man who always wants to revenge and he can kill while laughing. The international community especially human rights organizations should not take this write-up as a joke.” says the NIA top operative who emailed the Freedom Newspaper.
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