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toubab1020



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Posted - 16 Nov 2018 :  21:32:49  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am very confused by this incident, I am certain that the matter will be clarified shortly.

"The deceased identified as Haji Yamu, was stabbed to death during a fight that broke out on Wednesday at a funeral event."

"The two, it is said, had a bitter exchange of words related to the use of the word ‘slave’, which eventually led to Billaly pulling out a knife and stabbing Mahamadou in the stomach."

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.
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toubab1020



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Posted - 21 Jan 2019 :  22:32:32  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Monday, January 21, 2019

The Wulli East District Tribunal presided over by Chief Ebrima Juwara has urged one Bayerro Camara, 58, and a native of Baja Kunda to vacate his compound or risk forceful eviction.

The court ruled that the said compound belongs to the Bajaha family and that Mr. Camara must vacate by 24 January 2019.

The convict has described the judgment of the district tribunal as unfair, saying the matter was motivated by the caste system. He said that the Bajaha family of Baja Kunda had accused him of insulting their grandparents over so-called slave and noble caste system issues.

Mr. Camara is believed to have settled in that compound for 12 years before his sentence. The district chief, however, has strongly denied reports that caste issues motivated the judgment.

“The Bajaha family of Baja Kunda has provided enough evidence and witnesses and had proven their case beyond reasonable doubt that the said land belongs to them,” he told our reporter. “Interestingly, the piece of land where the convict built his compound was borrowed to him by the late alkalo of Baja Kunda, Alh. Dembo Sanneh Bajaha.”

Commenting on an audio that went viral, stating that one Bulie Gundo Bajaha has claimed that the convict (Bayerro Camara) insulted their parents on a WhatsaApp forum and that they will do everything possible in ensuring that he leaves the compound, where they claimed belongs to their grandparents.

Chief Juwara, however, stated that such issues were not brought before the tribunal, and therefore he cannot comment further on them.

“The man must leave because the land where he built his second compound does not belong to him. If he fails to leave on the stipulated date, I will order the police to forcefully throw his materials outside. Our judgment must be respected,” the district chief said.

Meanwhile, the convict claimed that the said land was given to him by then head of Baja Kunda hospital. He admitted that the land where he built his compound was a government reserve land. “This is happening because they claimed that I am a slave. The Bajaha family of Baja Kunda stated that I insulted their parents which is the contrary.”

Mr. Camara explained that the only thing he said was that he and his mother have worked for Bulie Gundo Bajaha and other families for more than 10 years without a butut, calling it a total slavery.

“The Bajaha family then reported me at the Basse Police Station where I was detained for 24 hours. What pains me so much is the fact that I was the only person the chief asked to remove my hat; while the other party was with their hats during the district tribunal court settings.”

“I will die in this compound but I will not move an inch because I got the land since 2007. Since 2007 there has not been any problem but because I said I have worked for their parents for 10 years without payment and that’s why they wanted to remove me,” he told our reporter.

Mawdo Garry, one of the juries of the Wuli East District Tribunal, said the said land where Mr. Camara built his compound does not belong to him.

“I can tell you that I was the person that went to the Bajaha family to ask them to give the land to Bayerro Camara as he wanted to build one house. That agreement is that when Bajaha family wants the land, they will take it back.”

“Our judgment has nothing to do with slavery and nobility. Some family members of Bajaha never accepted for the land to be lent to Camara but the then alkalo Alh. Dembo Sanneh insisted that they must lend him the land because Mr. Camara was poor. In fact some of the alkalo’s brothers were not talking to me for two years.”

Bulie Gundo Bajaha, however, has admitted that to have said on a WhatsaApp forum that they would remove Mr. Camara where he was staying because he insulted their parents.

He said that the chief’s judgment had nothing to do with caste system.
Author: Momodou Jawo just back from Wulli East

http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/district-tribunal-in-wuli-sentences-man-to-vacate-his-compound

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.
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toubab1020



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Posted - 24 Jan 2019 :  00:25:00  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Ousman Sowe, the director general of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) has advisedlocal authorities including traditional and religious leaders in the Upper River Region (URR) to address the issue of caste system.

He acknowledged that this phenomenon was not a problem in the region before, but it’s has become an issue in recent times.

DG Sowe was speaking recently during a meeting with district chiefs, security heads, religious and opinion leaders of URR at the Governor’s Bantaba in Basse-Mansajang; as part of his ongoing countrywide tour with the view to assessing and consolidating the SIS National Security Belt Initiative (NSBI).

The issue of caste system has become a problem in the region particularly within the Sarahulleh communities in recent times. Last year, violence erupted between the so-called slave and noble clans at villages; such as Diabugu Batapa and Garawol both in URR, resulting in the injury of so many youths.

“When peaceful condition prevails in a society, all activities take place in their proper form. Therefore, my fundamental objectives are to ensure that we have security belt across the country from Koina to Kartong,” Mr. Sowe said.“We must work together to ensuring that some of the issues that are affecting our communities particularly issues of caste system and also people confronting security personnel who are executing their duties are addressed immediately,” he told the URR authorities.

According to him, the reason of establishing an SIS command in URR north is to ensure that peace and stability continue to prevail in the area and the region at large. “Today in The Gambia, you can go by your own business without any impediment. However, we need to team up in ensuring that this trend is maintained. I want the country to have all inclusive security approach.”

Maintenance of peace and stability, Mr. Sowe added, is everybody’s business and therefore all hands must be on deck towards the crusade. “If things go bad, we the security should be blamed. To ensure that peace and stability continues to prevail in the country is everybody’s responsibility,” he stated.

Part of President Barrow’s priorities, SIS DG said, is to ensure that the peace and stability that the country is known for continues so that the country can achieve rapid socio-economic development. He added that that was why they are working 24 hours to ensure that the president’s desire is achieved.

“We need to address the issue of caste system within the region before it escalates,” he said,adding problems of such nature started in other countries like that.

“People that are in the tendency of attacking security personnel when they are on their operations must stop. Opinion leaders must work with security personnel in addressing the menace,” he emphasised.

The State Intelligence Service DG also presented mobiles phones to district chiefs and security heads in the region. The mobiles phones, he explained, were meant to facilitate easy communication among them so that suspected wrongdoing is quickly reported to relevant authorities.

Regional Governor Fanta Bojang Samateh-Manneh said that security is everybody’business, adding that it’s a crosscutting issue.

“We all know the tremendous effort DG Sowe is doing in the country,” she said.“We must support him to achieve his desired goals. People were afraid of the NIA, but with SIS, we now work together. Therefore, we should give them the necessary information,” she said.

The chief of Wuli West District, Chockeh Jallow, also expressed similar sentiments on the significance of peace and stability.
Author: Momodou Jawo

http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/urr-local-authorities-urged-to-address-caste-system

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.
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toubab1020



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Posted - 01 Feb 2019 :  09:50:21  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Social being determines social consciousness. Since The Gambia was declared independent 53 years ago the old generation that brought about the end to colonial domination are almost gone. A new generation is emerging. The values have changed. They have become new social beings with new social consciousness. Many have travelled and have married into families that no longer consider the caste system as relevant in their lives.

What is therefore needed is to transform The Gambia into an open and tolerant society where none will be judged by their origin but where each will be free to develop one’s abilities to the fullest in order to serve self, family, community, country and humanity. Once such a society is created there will be no room for antagonism based on caste, language, gender and other status.

Hence all Gambians should strive to be tolerant of differences to prevent antagonistic contradictions which lead to fights, injuries and even deaths resulting in trials and even fines and/or imprisonments. No Gambian would like to leave such a history for others to read.

http://foroyaa.gm/the-caste-based-antagonistic-contradiction-should-be-contained/

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.
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toubab1020



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Posted - 04 Mar 2019 :  18:32:20  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Monday, March 04, 2019

Bilal Conteh, a native of Garawol village, Kantora District, of the Upper River Region has been arrested by security personnel at Bachely village in the southern region of Casamance, Senegal over the death of Hagie Marie Ceesay of Garawol, The Point has been reliably informed.

The suspect, our source in URR said, has been handed over to The Gambian authorities since his arrest by the Senegalese gendarmerie at Bachely village, which is situated at the border between Senegal and Mali.

He was reported to have stabbed Hagie Marie Ceesay to death with a knife in the stomach on Wednesday, November 14th before fleeing the country to Senegal.

Our source in the region further added that the cause of Hagie’s death was due to a caste scuffle that occurred at Garawol village in the Kantora District which is one of the biggest Sarahule settlements in the country. Since the incident happened last year, the suspect fled the country and all efforts for his arrest by the Gambian security proved futile.

The Point has been informed that the search for the suspect started at Kolda Town between the Senegalese securities and the community of Garawol.

A WhatsaApp audio from Garawol addressed to the police has warned that taking Bilal to Garowol, could cause further tension.

Police have confirmed the detention of the suspect. Our source added that the suspect is currently being detained at the Police Headquarters in Banjul as investigation into the matter deepens.

Over the years there have being a strong cordial working relationship between the Senegal securities and that of their Gambian counterparts. Many people that committed crimes and ran into Senegal were arrested and handed over to The Gambia authorities.
Author: Momodou Jawo

http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/gambia-murder-fugitive-arrested-in-senegal

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.
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