The editor of the Daily Observer newspaper, Manneh disappeared in detention after his arrest on 7 July 2006. According to Trumpet’s source, he died while being transferred from prison to Diabugu Bapata hospital in 2008 and was unceremoniously buried beside a latrine pit behind a police station. March 22, 2019 Gambia: Missing editor died in detention in 2008 after mistreatment Organisation Gambia is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, 21 places higher than in 2017. This was the world’s biggest rise in this year’s index. July 23, 2019 Find out more January 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for sanctions against those responsible for Gambian journalist Chief Ebrima Manneh’s death in detention in 2008, the circumstances of which have been revealed by the Trumpet newspaper. GambiaAfrica Condemning abuses DisappearancesImprisonedImpunity Follow the news on Gambia RSF_en @RSF_Africa Manneh was arrested for unclear reasons five days after the end of a two-day Africa Union summit held in the Gambian capital of Banjul on 1-2 July 2006. The authorities accused the independent media of disrupting the event and arrested several of their representatives. News Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom He was physically mistreated before his death, the same source said. GambiaAfrica Condemning abuses DisappearancesImprisonedImpunity Receive email alerts The Gambian government never sent a representative to the court’s hearings on the case, preferring to say nothing. The court ruled in Manneh’s favour and ordered the government to pay 100,000 US dollars in compensation. Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia In January 2007, the opposition tri-weekly Foroyaa revealed that Manneh was being held in Fatoto, a small town 400 km east of the capital. A person who had been in Mile Two prison subsequently told RSF that Manneh was transferred to a Banjul hospital in July 2007 and that he was in a very poor physical condition at the time. This witness, whose account was credible, also said Manneh died in detention. to go further Manneh was arrested in 2006 under Yahya Jammeh’s rule. Photo ; AFP Help by sharing this information August 6, 2020 Find out more News “The positive political reforms seen since Adama Barrow became president need to be reflected in sanctions against the persons named in this case,” said Assane Diagne, the head of RSF’s West Africa office. “It would send a clear signal that the impunity for crimes against journalists that characterized Yahya Jammeh’s rule is now over.” The case aroused a great deal of international concern and, in 2008, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), which is based in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, filed a suit on Manneh’s behalf against then President Yahya Jammeh’s government before the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder News News
Two Colombian men are among seven detainees arrested in a U.S. counter drug operation, in which the former chief of the Guinea-Bissau Navy “Bubo” was captured, according to official U.S. documents, which AFP obtained on April 11. The arrests occurred during Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) operations on April 2 and 4 in West Africa and on April 5 in Colombia, based on international arrest warrants and the indictments against the seven detainees, according to a statement issued by the Prosecutor’s Office in New York. In the first operation, Rear Admiral Jose Americo “Bubo” Na Tchuto, former chief of the Guinean Navy, who had been designated as a drug kingpin or “significant foreign narcotics trafficker” by the U.S. government in 2010, was detained in international waters off West Africa on April 2, along with two other people. On April 4, two more Guineans were detained in another DEA operation, and were taken to New York to stand trial, according to the official sources. During a related operation, Rafael Antonio Garavito García and Gustavo Pérez García, both Colombian nationals, were arrested in Colombia on April 5 and are expected to be extradited to the United States. They are suspected of being involved with a Guinean cocaine trafficking ring. These arrests and transfers were possible due to the collaboration of several U.S. counter drug, legal, and diplomatic institutions with the DEA authorities in Lisbon, Portugal, and Bogotá, Colombia. On April 4, Cape Verde agents reported they had collaborated with the United States in said operation, allowing Bubo Na Tchuto to circulate through the West African archipelago on his way to New York. By Dialogo April 15, 2013
Chinese President Xi Jinping, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Hong Kong protesters also made the list.The title is given annually to a person, group or concept that has influenced the year.Click here to vote for your pick for Time’s Person of the Year. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Trump are on the shortlist for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.Also on the list revealed on NBC’s “Today” is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, U.S. soccer player Megan Rapinoe, the Whistleblower, teen activist Greta Thunberg and the President’s attorney Rudy Giuliani. Who will be @TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year? See the shortlist https://t.co/GSCPwhrBpL— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 9, 2019
Palace Malice , right, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, battles Oxbow, with jockey Gary Stevens up, around the fourth turn in the Belmont Stakes horse race in Elmont, N.Y., Saturday, June 8, 2013. Palace Malice won the race, Oxbow finished second. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)NEW YORK (AP) — Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.The win gave Todd Pletcher his second Belmont winner in six years, and vindicated the trainer’s support of a 3-year-old who came into the final leg of the Triple Crown with only one win.Palace Malice, who finished 12th in the Derby and skipped the Preakness, covered the 1½ miles in a slow 2:30.70 on a fast track following a 24-hour downpour. The colt owned by Cot Campbell’s Dogwood Stable won by 3¼ lengths after passing pacesetter Oxbow. Orb made a late move but came up far short and finished third.Palace Malice, ridden by Mike Smith and sent off at odds of 13-1, returned $29.60, $11.20 and $6.70. The colt was one of a record five entries by Pletcher.Incognito was fourth, followed by Revolutionary, the filly Unlimited Budget, Overanalyze, Vyjack, Golden Soul, Will Take Charge, Giant Finish, Midnight Taboo, Freedom Child and Frac Daddy.Oxbow, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, returned $9.90 and $6.10, and Orb, trained by Shug McGaughey, paid $3.30.When Palace Malice moved past Oxbow, Smith said fellow Hall of Famer Stevens looked over at him “like a big brother telling his little brother. ‘You go on with it big boy, you’re moving better than me.’”Last Sunday, Palace Malice put in his final workout before the Belmont, blazing 4 furlongs in 47.40. Pletcher called it one of the most impressive works he’d ever seen. And Palace Malice came through in a big way, earning $600,000 of the $1 million purse and giving Pletcher his third win in a Triple Crown race.The nation’s leading trainer won the 2007 Belmont with the filly Rags to Riches and the 2010 Derby with Super Saver. Smith won his second Belmont, having won aboard Drosselmeyer in 2010.Pletcher’s other four Belmont runners were Revolutionary, Unlimited Budget, Overanalyze and Midnight Taboo.