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Open Mic: Gambian politician, lawyer and serial rapist Melville Robertson Roberts

Open Mic is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda. Call the show and talk about anything and everything. Callers are not screened. Want to talk about politics, economics, history, social issues affecting the Seereer people of Senegal, Gambia or Mauritania? Whatever it is, call in and make yourself heard.

On this special show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) to discuss the rape case of Gambian Foreign Affair senior officer and lawyer Melville Robertson Roberts accused of rape by 5 independent women. For 2 years (from 2019),  his friends in power - including the political elite, those in law/judiciary, as well as sections of the Gambian media have tried to protect him and bury the case instead of bringing it to trial.  The Gambian authorities are so fearful of bringing him to justice that they declared the case  "untouchable" despite the numerous testimonies and evidence presented by his victims. For 2 years, his victims have been denied justice.  If you've missed the live show, listen to it again as Tamsier and Macaire delve deeper into the rape case of this disgraced University of Oxford alumni.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 3rd April 2021

Presenter (main) : Tamsier Joof 

Panel: Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac),

Source language(s) : Wolof

Subjects covered : On this special show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) to discuss the rape case of Gambian Foreign Affair senior officer and lawyer Melville Robertson Roberts accused of rape by 5 independent women. For 2 years (from 2019),  his friends in power - including the political elite, those in law/judiciary, as well as sections of the Gambian media have tried to protect him and bury the case instead of bringing it to trial.  The Gambian authorities are so fearful of bringing him to justice that they declared the case  "untouchable" despite the numerous testimonies and evidence presented by his victims. For 2 years, his victims have been denied justice.  If you've missed the live show, listen to it again as Tamsier and Macaire delve deeper into the rape case of this disgraced University of Oxford alumni.  

Radio programme : Open Mic

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Saturday, 3rd April 2021

Medium : Audio recording

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

CREDIT:

Picture of Melville Robertson Roberts: Courtesy of Trumpet.gm

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - https://www.seereer.org/ 

Seereer Radio - https://seereerradio.com/ 

Trumpet.gm - https://trumpet.gm/2020/06/18/is-melville-roberts-being-prosecuted-in-absentia-on-rape-assault-charges/ (more on this story)

 

#SurvivingMelville 

#MeeTooMovement 

#MeeToo 

#UniversityofOxford

Emission découverte le coordinateur Pastef de Rufisque Assane Diop (22-02-2021)

Following the recent events in Senegal where the leader of the Pastef Party - Ousmane Sonko has been accused of rape by Adja Sarr (or Adji Sarr), Seereer Radio's journalist Macaire Ndiaye spoke with Assane Diop, Pastef's coordinator for Rufisque about the allegations, among other things relating to their party and Senegalese politics. We are in the process of arranging an interview with Adja Sarr and/or her representative. Stay tuned to Seereer Radio for updates.

First broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 22 February 2021

Programme : Open Mic

Presenter :  Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)

Guest : Assane Diop (coordinateur Pastef de Rufisque)

Date recorded : 20 February 2021

Location : Rufisque, Senegal

Medium : Audio recording and picture

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Source language : Wolof

Subjects covered : Following the recent events in Senegal where the leader of the Pastef Party - Ousmane Sonko has been accused of rape by Adja Sarr, Seereer Radio's journalist Macaire Ndiaye spoke with Assane Diop Pastef's coordinator for Rufisque about the allegations, among other things relating to their party and Senegalese politics. We are in the process of arranging an interview with Adja Sarr and/or her representative. Stay tuned to Seereer Radio for updates.

Additional information : There has been no evidence against Sonko so far. The case has not even gone to court. President Macky Sall and/or his camp has been accused of having a hand in this in order to tarnish Sonko's image.

Note : You can have your say by leaving a comment below. Keep it relevant.

Websites :

*The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - https://seereer.org/ 

*Seereer Radio - https://seereerradio.webs.com/ 

Macaire Ndiaye’s interview with Mayor Ibrahima Pouye of the REWMI Party (12 Feb 2021)

Seereer Radio : Macaire Ndiaye and Ibrahima Pouye

 

Following the recent events in Senegal where the leader of the opposition Ousmane Sonko has been accused of rape by Adja Sarr, Seereer Radio's journalist Macaire Ndiaye spoke with leading politician and Mayor Ibrahima Pouye of the REWMI Party about the allegations, among other things.

First broadcast on Seereer Radio : Friday, 12 February 2021

Programme : Open Mic

Presenter :  Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)

Guest : Ibrahima Pouye (Mayor of Guinaw Rails, Senegal)

Date recorded : 12 February 2021

Location : Dakar, Senegal

Medium : Audio recording and picture

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Source language : Wolof

Subjects covered : Following the recent events in Senegal where the leader of the opposition Ousmane Sonko has been accused of rape by Adja Sarr, Seereer Radio's journalist Macaire Ndiaye spoke with leading politician and Mayor Ibrahima Pouye of the REWMI Party about the allegations, among other things.

Additional information : There has been no evidence against Sonko so far. The case has not even gone to court. President Macky Sall and/or his camp has been accused of having a hand in this in order to tarnish Sonko's image.

Note : You can have your say by leaving a comment below. Keep it relevant.

Websites :

*The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - https://seereer.org/ 

*Seereer Radio - https://seereerradio.webs.com/ 

Open Mic: Interview with Dr Ismaila Ceesay. Presented by Tamsier Joof (18 Jan 2021)

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If you've missed our interview with Dr. Ismaila Ceesay (the 2021 presidential candidate for the Citizens Alliance), you can listen to it on our podcast. Presented by Tamsier Joof.
 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 18  January 2021

Presenter : Tamsier Joof 

Guest: Dr. Ismaila Ceesay

Source language(s) : English 

Subjects covered : Tamsier Joof interviews  Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, the presidential candidate for Citizens Alliance who will be contesting The Gambia's Presidential Elections in December 2021. Areas covered include: Dr. Ceesay's background; his ferocious criticisms of President Adama Barrow; the famous "Where were they?" counter attack by Barrow ; his arrest in 2018; his party's manifesto; etc.

Radio programme : Open Mic

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Monday, 18  January 2021

Location of interviewee : Dakar, Senegal

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). The interview was prerecorded.

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

*The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - https://seereer.org/ 

*Seereer Radio - https://seereerradio.webs.com/ 

Credit:

Picture of Dr. Ismaila Ceesay - courtesy of Gunjur Online 

Website: https://www.gunjuronline.com/ 

Open Mike Special : Seereer Radio marks its forth anniversary (5th January 2020)

Open Mike is a no-holds-barred talk show where you, the listener sets the agenda. Call the show and talk about anything and everything. Callers are not screened. Want to talk about politics, economics, history, social issues affecting the Seereer people of Senegal, Gambia or Mauritania? Whatever it is, call in and make yourself heard.

On this special show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Moussoukoro Sidibé, Laity Sene and Khady Basse (commonly known as Kambul) to celebrate Seereer Radio's first anniversary. Yes! Seereer Radio is 1 year old today. Although founded on 16th November 2015, it was officially launched on 5th January 2016. Join us as we celebrate our forth anniversary - looking back at our journey from our first broadcast to the present. This is the last ever show of Tamsier Joof (our founder) as Director of Programmes. Laity Sene is Seereer Radio's new Director of Programmes. On this show, the panel also took the opportunity to ask Laity about the new changes he will be implementing as new Director. We thank Tamsier for his years of service and wish him farewell. We would also like to congratulate Laity on his new position and wish him the very best of luck.  

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Sunday, 5th January 2020

Presenter (main) : Tamsier Joof 

Panel: Laity Sene, Demba Sene, Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac), Doudou Diouf, Mamadou Fall, Diokel Laba Ngom, Arfang Bobb, and Sulaiman Ndong

Source language(s) : Wolof, Seereer and English

Subjects covered : The On this special show, Tamsier Joof is joined by Laity Sene, Demba Sene, Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac), Doudou Diouf, Mamadou Fall, Diokel Laba Ngom, Arfang Bobb, and Sulaiman Ndong to celebrate Seereer Radio's forth anniversary. Join us as we celebrate our forth anniversary - looking back at our journey from our first broadcast to the present. This is the last ever show of Tamsier Joof (our founder) as Director of Programmes. Laity Sene is Seereer Radio's new Director of Programmes. On this show, the panel also took the opportunity to ask Laity about the new changes he will be implementing as new Director. We thank Tamsier for his years of service and wish him farewell. We would also like to congratulate Laity on his new position and wish him the very best of luck.  

Radio programme : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : Sunday, 5th January 2020

Medium : Audio recording

Note: You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org 

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Open Mike Special : Mayor Ibrahima Pouye (Rewmi Party) v Deputy Mayor Dioguine Gomis (APR-Yakaar) debate Senegal’s Presidential Election 2019 (27-02-2019)

On this Open Mike Special, we invite an old friend and regular of Seereer Radio Ibrahima Pouye (Mayor of Ginaw Rail, Pikine - representing the Rewmi Party) and Deputy Mayor of Karang - Dioguine Gomis - representing Alliance for the Republic (Alliance pour la république (APR) - Yakaar)) to debate Senegal's recent presidential elections. 

Tamsier Joof is joined by fellow Seereer Radio presenter DJ Mac and Mamadou Fall.

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Wednesday, 27th February 2019 

Presenters :  Tamsier Joof (main presenter), Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) and Mamadou Fall

Guests : Mayor Ibrahima Pouye and Deputy Mayor Dioguine Gomis

Source language(s) : Wolof and French 

Subjects covered :

On this Open Mike Special, we invite an old friend and regular of Seereer Radio Ibrahima Pouye (Mayor of Ginaw Rail, Pikine - representing the Rewmi Party) and Deputy Mayor of Karang - Dioguine Gomis - representing Alliance for the Republic (Alliance pour la république (APR) - Yakaar)) to debate Senegal's recent presidential election 2019. 

Radio programme : Open Mike Special 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 27th February 2019

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station).  Apologies for the noisy background and for losing Mamadou Fall during the show. We had technical issues. 

Note : You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Open Mike Special : Senegalese Presidential Elections 2019. Big debate (Monday, 25th February 2019)

On this Open Mike Special, the Seereer Radio panel discusses Senegal's Presidential Elections 2019 and the results so far.  Tamsier Joof plays host and referee between Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) and Doudou Diouf as the two lock horns. Seereer Radio's usual peacemaker - Laity Sene makes an unexpected appearance in the "second half" of the show. If only he joined earlier. This show goes down as one of the most heated political discussions on Seereer Radio since our station began. Enjoy! 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Monday, 25th February 2019 

Main Presenter :  Tamsier Joof

Panel : Doudou DioufMacaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) and Laity Sene

Source language(s) : Wolof and Seereer

Subjects covered :

On this Open Mike Special, the Seereer Radio panel discusses Senegal's Presidential Elections 2019 and the results so far.  Tamsier Joof plays host and referee between Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) and Doudou Diouf as the two lock horns. Seereer Radio's usual peacemaker - Laity Sene makes an unexpected appearance in the second half of the show. If only he joined in earlier. This show goes down as one of the most heated political discussions on Seereer Radio since our station began. Enjoy! 

Radio programme : Open Mike Special 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 25th February 2019

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station).  Apologies for the noisy background. 

Note : You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Open Mike Special : Senegalese Presidential Elections 2019. Roundup and more results! (Sunday, 24th February 2019)

Today is election day in Senegal and results are coming out fast. Senior broadcaster Tamsier Joof hosts a special edition of Open Mike from our London studio joined by our field journalists in Senegal namely:  Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac),  Ousseynou Sow, Doudou Thiane, Alex Sagna, Fatou Dieng, Dame Ndiaye. Roundup and more results! Incumbent - President Macky Sall also gives his reactions to this presidential election. Although more results are due to come out, and the official results are not expected until next Friday, 1st March 2019, Tamsier "confirms" that Macky Sall has won. All our official documents regarding this election has been posted on Seereer Radio's Facebook. Tamsier also discusses the impact of "Macky's victory" on the Senegalese people.  Join Tamsier tomorrow night for another edition of Open Mike where he delves deeper into the political impact of "Macky's victory." He will be joined by members of the Seereer Radio team.  Look forward to controversy and disagreements from other Seereer Radio presenters. Stay tuned to Seereer Radio! 

Note: As you can hear Tamsier say on this audio, Ousman Sonko's reaction and Tamsier's commentary on that reaction was already played this morning on the Morning Ride Show. It was repeated here on this Open Mike show.

Journalists:

1. Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac) - our Senior reporter in Senegal - reporting from the Fatick region (home and constituency of incumbent President Macky Sall, candidate for (Yakaar) - (Alliance pour la République (APR)), as well as in Thies - constituency of main opposition candidate Idrissa Seck of the Rewmi Party;

2. Ousseynou Sow - reporting from Tambacounda which saw two deaths and several injured during the election campaign as covered on our previous Jeetaay programme;

3. Doudou Thiane - reporting from Jolof (Linguère), Louga region, department of Linguère));

4. Alex Sagna - reporting from Ziguinchor (constituency of opposition candidate Ousman Sonko of the Pastef Party);

5. Fatou Dieng - reporting from Grand Yoff, Dakar; and

6. Dame Ndiaye - reporting from the capital Dakar.

Roundup! More results to come. Incumbent - President Macky Sall also gives his reaction to the presidential elections so far. Stay tuned to Seereer Radio!

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Sunday, 24th February 2019

Main Presenter :  Tamsier Joof

Reporters :  Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac), Ousseynou Sow, Doudou Thiane, Alex Sagna, Fatou Dieng, Dame Ndiaye

Source language(s) : Seereer, Wolof and French. 

Subjects covered :

Today is election day in Senegal and results are coming out fast. Senior broadcaster Tamsier Joof hosts a special edition of Open Mike from our London studio joined by our field journalists in Senegal namely:  Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac),  Ousseynou Sow, Doudou Thiane, Alex Sagna, Fatou Dieng, Dame Ndiaye. Roundup and more results! Incumbent - President Macky Sall also gives his reactions to this presidential election. Although more results are due to come out, and the official results are not expected until next Friday, 1st March 2019, Tamsier "confirms" that Macky Sall has won.  All our official documents regarding this election has been posted on Seereer Radio's Facebook. Tamsier also discusses the impact of "Macky's victory" on the Senegalese people.  Join Tamsier tomorrow night for another edition of Open Mike where he delves deeper into the political impact of "Macky's victory." He will be joined by members of the Seereer Radio team.  Look forward to controversy and disagreements from other Seereer Radio presenters. Stay tuned to Seereer Radio! 

Radio programme : Open Mike

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 24th February 2019

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station). Note: As you can hear Tamsier say on this audio, Ousman Sonko's reaction and Tamsier's commentary on that reaction was already played this morning on the Morning Ride Show. It was repeated here on this Open Mike show. Apologies for the background noise.

Note : You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Senegal Election 2019 : Interview with Rokhy Ngom (Responsable des femmes) - (Saturday, 23 February 2019)

Following on our coverage of the Senegalese Presidential Elections 2019, our senior reporter Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)  interviews politician Rokhy Ngom (of Niakhar constituency). Ms. Ngom is a female activist responsible for female participation in this election. 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 23 Feb 2019

Main Presenter :  Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)

Guest : Rokhy Ngom (of Niakhar constituency) 

Source language(s) : Wolof and Seereer

Subjects covered : Following on our coverage of the Senegalese Presidential Elections 2019, our senior reporter Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)  interviews politician Rokhy Ngom (of Niakhar constituency). Ms. Ngom is a female activist responsible for female participation in this election. 

Radio programme : Open Mike Special 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 23rd February 2019

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station).  

Note : You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

Senegalese Presidential Elections 2019 : Interview with Bassirou Ngom (of Niakhar) - (23 Feb 2019)

Following on our coverage of the Senegalese Presidential Elections 2019, our senior reporter Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)  interviews politician Mayor Bassirou Ngom (of Niakhar constituency) - (23 Feb 2019). 

Date of first broadcast on Seereer Radio : Saturday, 23 Feb 2019

Main Presenter :  Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)

Guest : Bassirou Ngom (of Niakhar constituency) 

Source language(s) : Wolof and Seereer

Subjects covered : Following on our coverage of the Senegalese Presidential Elections 2019, our senior reporter Macaire Ndiaye (DJ Mac)  interviews politician Bassirou Ngom (of Niakhar constituency) - (23 Feb 2019). 

Radio programme : Open Mike Special 

Radio station : Seereer Radio

Owner : The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

Collection : The SRC Collection

Date of recording : 23rd February 2019

Medium : Audio recording

Additional information : This audio was recorded for the SRC Collection, with permission to broadcast granted to Seereer Radio | The Voice of the Seereer Community (our 24 hour stream radio station).  

Note : You can have your say about this audio by leaving a comment below. Keep it clean and relevant.

Websites :

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) - www.seereer.org

Seereer Radio - www.seereerradio.com

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