February 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Meet and Greet with Gambian Politician Halifa Sallah, Feb. 21


Halifa Sallah, portrait

Halifa Sallah

The will be a Meet and Greet with Halifa Sallah on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in the Center for Law Justice & Culture, Bentley Hall 001B.

The meet and greet is cosponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and War and Peace theme and is part of his visit that will center around Gambia’s post-election crisis, its challenges, and prospects.

Halifa Sallah is a Gambian politician. In 1977, he joined the Gambian Department of Social Welfare as a Social Worker. He later became involved in politics and co-founded the People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism. He is currently the secretary-general of the party. He was a former presidential candidate and a member of the National Assembly (2002 to 2007). He was the Minority Leader in parliament and a member of the Pan–African Parliament. 

He was re-elected to the National Assembly in 2017 and today, he is one of the senior members of Gambia’s main legislative body. As an outspoken critic of Gambia’s former president, Sallah was arrested several times and detained in prison. He was the spokesperson for the Coalition Government during the political impasse following the disputed 2016 election that brought president Adama Barrow to power. He is currently a Special Advisor to the President on Governance.

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