Thursday, 12 June 2014

The Gambia: A country of Drama and Tribulations

The High court Judge responsible for putting behind bars prominent and high profile Gambians is on the run. Justice Emanuel Nkea, a born again Cameroonian liar and fake legal luminary meddled his way to the top seat of Gambia's legal establishment.
The Joke that is the APRC government, the laughing stock which has consumed every fiber of our government institutions is a daily source of drama and tribulations for many. Now a days, Gambians get bored if they don't read or hear news of trials and tribulations of fellow Gambians. It is as if the whole Yahya Jammeh rule is a Nollywood film plot at every given twist and turn.

UDP Amadou Sanneh was tortured and brutalized, yet Emanuel Nkea, pointedly declined Amadou's legal representatives the right to reveal his body to him. Emanuel Nkea is not a oblivious of the crimes he presided over, he is part of the engine that drives, 'legal base oppression' in the Gambia. 
Will the High Court do the decent thing and free all victims of Justice Nkea? Will a precedent be set, whereby, all his cases be reviewed and thrown out as incompetent and unworthy of the rulings?
The point newspaper bravely published the current status of Justice Nkea, Yahya Jammeh's many fake, laughable and criminal blood shocker Nigerian and Cameroon legal brigade.
Nkea, the jailer of a good Gambian, Amadou Sanneh is on the run, to where? In fact, it was peddled in the rumor mills that, Justice Nkea was smuggled out by the security officers, after doing so many dirty jobs for President Jammeh.
What we Gambians most realize is that, Yahya Jammeh is good at burying evidence, and if his evil accomplishes are not buried six feet deep, abscond, they are smuggled out.

Blood Crimes: Are We Getting Closer To making Jammeh Pay Up

Since coming to power through the trumped up bloodless coup slogan, many sons and daughters of the Gambia have suffered horrific violences and the crimes all remain unmitigated, unsolved and an open case against the Gambian blood thirsty President. The international tribunals only get involved in serious large scale human rights violation, deeming it ‘crime against humanity’. The Gambia may not have witnessed mass murders in the capacity of thousands of deaths within days, but it has suffered incidences that have all the hallmarks of igniting a situation of civil war if the other side does not remain sane and non-violent.
The ECOWAS court ruled against the Gambia government in many high profile cases, including the gruesome murder of Deyda Hydara and the brutal torture of journalist Musa Saidykhan.
However, the floodgate is still yet to be opened. The ECOWAS court should not just remain at ruling against the Gambia government, it should also ensue sure that it’s ruling has meaning and backbone. The court must use every influence of the ECOWAS high office to prevail on the Gambia government to honour its decision or face consequences. ECOWAS have to place some sanction against any government that fails to abide by the court’s ruling.
The pending compensation of Musa Saidykha and Deyda Hydara mean many others will remain unconvinced that, taking their case to the regional court has merit. The assets of the Gambia government in member countries can be seized, travel ban be place on the regime, suspension of members and it’s benefits and ending trade agreements. This will be clear indications that, the value of human rights means something to ECOWAS members and that, dictatorship has no place in modern Africa.
Yahya Jammeh is determine to rule in the old fashion shameful bloody style and he has seen no reason to change. The political opposition on the ground are cornered and they lack the financial, communication and material capacity to challenge the system adequately. Gambians have been subjected to terror on such a long time, people are safer distancing themselves from all forms of opposing the regime and it’s daily atrocities. There is a cold war style system in place. The Gambia lacks free media, and the ordinary person is even more dangerous to opposition activist than the regular intelligence officials. The unending hardships in the country have provided the opportunity for ordinary people to sell information against activist and opposition supporters on the cheap to the security officers. Therefore, the Gambia requires help and clear indication that, institutions like the ECOWAS, AU, EEC will not continue playing normal diplomatic ties with the country, whilst people are suffering in silence.
The Gambia civil service is filled with moles ready to implicate decent hard working civil servants. Personal jealousy can easily be translated into one being branded ‘a member of the opposition or someone listening to online radios and news’. Gambian activists are calling on the ECOWAS to put more meat on the bone and make the Gambia government comply with it’s ruling, so that the families of Daba Marena, Kanyiba Kanyi, Kebuteh, Sarjo Kunjang Sanneh, Sedia Sanyang, Basiru Barrow, Dot Faal, and many others can file their cases against the the bloody regime of Yahya Jammeh.
Make Yahya Jammeh pay up and shame him diplomatically to serve as a deterrent or warning signal to other tyrants who want to emulate rear breeds like the monster Jammeh. He is a shame to the Gambia in particular and Africa in general. Gambians are now watching whether ECOWAS will have the muscle to prey on it’s belligerent members like the Gambia to stop disrespecting the court’s verdict.

World cup: Appeal for understanding

A general appeal to our better halves, our wives. As men, football has that little ability to distract us from your beauty, elegance and fragrance, so our sisters, pardon us whilst the world cup is on. May the best team wins, I wish the African teams to go far, and may be even win it. I have already drank my Attaya, nothing to distract me, apart from Prayers...I think Brazil has a big chance, but no one can predict this tournament.