Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh Declares War On Media Houses, Closes Another Radio Stations In The Country



 The defeated Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh, has once again proven that he was not ready to hand over power on 19th of January as he continues in his desperate bid to remain as president after he was massively voted out by the masses.



The latest action by his government was the closure of another private radio station Hilltop Radio, based in Banjul.

Recall that Teranga FM Radio was the first to be closed the the Gambian leader.

The closure came amidst an escalating political crisis caused by President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to accept his election defeat, by real estate businessman Adama Barrow.

Jammeh, who seized power in a 1994 coup, initially conceded defeat to Barrow but then called for fresh elections, drawing condemnation from local opponents and foreign powers.

It was not immediately clear why the two stations were targeted by Jammeh, under whose 22-year authoritarian rule the media has come under regular attack, rights campaigners say.


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