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Gambia's state TV head fired

Gambia's state TV head fired

Gambia

The Director General of the Gambia Radio and Television Services has been fired as the purge on the loyalists of Yahya Jammeh’s regime continue.

Malick Jones, who had only been appointed in mid December, was sacked Friday with immediate effect.

No reason was given for his termination although the state TV boss had earlier been accused of propagating Jammeh’s regime.

Jones had been appointed on 19 December in the midst of a post-electoral crisis when his predecessor Lamin Manga resigned to join the opposition camp shortly after Adama Barrow was declared winner of the elections.

Similar purges are expected in other government departments as the new administration settles in.

Barrow has promised reforms in Gambia and warned that he will require complete financial transparency from his government officials.

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