Who's OnlineWe have 162 guests online
Friday, 03 January 2014 21:44(AP) – Drivers in southern Senegal have refused to cross into Gambia after Gambian officials began demanding that all fees be paid in West African francs.
Papiss Toure, president of the drivers collective in the southern city of Ziguinchor, said the boycott of Gambia began Thursday and involved drivers throughout the region.
Gambia is a tiny sliver of a country that cuts into the middle of Senegal, separating the southern region from the capital, Dakar.
Toure said that until recently, drivers had been able to pay taxes and other fees using Gambia's dalasi currency. However, Gambian officials have begun demanding payment in West African francs because of the dalasi's weakening position.
The boycott has forced passengers trying to reach Dakar to travel by ferry or circumvent Gambia by going through eastern Senegal.
CONTACT US ON SKYPE
Should homosexuality be legalised in The Gambia?
- Gambian Opposition Leaders Sing Discordant Tunes Ahead Of 2016 Polls
- Flashback: Halifa’s Letter To Jammeh On The Killing Of Student Protesters
- GCC Website, Future Of The Struggle And A Time For National Resistance
- Exiled Former Gambian Student Leader Speaks
- GMC’s Mai Fatty Pays Tribute To Fallen Gambian Protesters
- What I Saw On Gambia’s Black Monday
- More Troubles for Ex-Gambian Justice Minister
- Gambia, EU To Resume Talks On Political Reform
- Youssou Ndour's Manager Declines To Comment On Gambian Concert
- Macky Sall: Africa 'Land Of Opportunity' For Investors
- Gambia’s State House Imam Likens Homosexuality To Terrorism
- Gambia Offer Half A Million Bounty For Missing President’s Ally
- Gambia's GDP To Make Significant Growth
- G/Bissau's Ex-President Kumba Yala Dies
- Njogu Bah, Lamin Jobarteh & Pa Harry Sentenced To 2 Years In Jail
Suspected Islamist rebels abduct over 100 Nigerian schoolgirls: teacherMAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist insurgents have abducted more than 100 female students...