Saturday, April 16, 2016

Gambia's Information Minister orders shut-down of the internet as protests against Jammeh spread

Gambia's Information Minister, Sheriff Bojang 
As protests against the tyrannical regime of The Gambia grow,  Jammeh's Information Minister, a journalist himself, orders internet service providers to shut down operations, in a desperate effort to contain  the pent-up anger and frustration of a population that has lived under the yoke of one of Africa's most corrupt, repressive and inept regime.

Demonstrations have been going on intermittently since a couple of days ago led by a young dynamic youth leader named Solo Sandeng who was also a member f the Executive of the country's biggest opposition party.

The youth leader was arrested and tortured,  He died as a result of his injuries he apparently sustained while in the custody of the notorious National Intelligence Agency agents.

It is because of his death that the protests resumed today with the leader of the United Democratic Party, Ousainou Darboe, members of his Executive and party faithfuls, joined by ordinary citizens.

The regime's strategy appears to be to deny the protesters access to the online media in the Gambian diaspora that has proven to be far superior in every aspect than what the regime's, and once that is achieved Jammeh hopes that the protest will die down.  The opposite appears to be the case as the protests spread to other parts of the Greater Banjul areas.