Pa Modou Faal , Musa Ndow
January 17 - Gambia
The two journalists were returning home from a four day health education mission organised by the Ministry of Health in Soma when their vehicle was involved in a rash along the Trans- Gambia Highway in Soma in the Lower River Region. A health official also died in the incident.
According to a statement published by the GPU, Pa Modou Fall was a 20-year veteran journalist who worked for several media outlets, including the defunct Independent newspaper and the Daily Observer newspaper. He also worked for The Point newspaper and had served as founder member and former President of the Health Journalists Association of The Gambia (AOHJ) and the African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN Gambia Chapter).
Musa Ndow served as a senior editor at the former Daily Observer and had for several years served as a Presidential Affairs Correspondent for the paper. He was also a founding member and former executive board member of the Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG).