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Gambia suspends death penalty en route to abolition.

Gambian President Adama Barrow on Sunday announced a moratorium on the death penalty as the West African country rebuilds its international standing following the removal last year of its longtime authoritarian ruler Yahya Jammeh. Capital punishment is on the decline across Africa, where governments executed 22 people in 2016 compared …

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Gambia rejoins the Commonwealth after 2013 exit.

The Commonwealth has confirmed the successful readmission of Gambia into the global bloc. The West African country becomes the 53rd nation but fourth to rejoin. The Gambia referred to as “smiling coast of West Africa” joins the likes of South Africa, Fiji and Pakistan who all left at a point …

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President Adama Barrow has launched a National Development Plan (NDP) for The Gambia. The document is the first such after the ouster of long serving leader, Yahya Jammeh. According to the president: “The goal of the NDP is to deliver good governance and accountability, social cohesion and national reconciliation. Adding that: “It …

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Gambia: Top Jammeh generals arrested after sneaking back into Gambia.

Military authorities in Gambia arrested two of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh’s generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over the weekend, the army said in a statement on Monday. Gambia’s current President Adama Barrow was sworn in a year ago as a West African regional intervention force closed in on the …

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Gambia investigators exhume remains of opposition activist

The remains of a Gambian opposition activist, whose death last year sparked a series of protests that were once rare in this small west African country, have been exhumed by a team of investigators, police said on Wednesday. Solo Sandeng, the youth leader for the United Democratic Party, was arrested …

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Gambian president orders release of extra 98 prisoners held in notorious jail

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia has ordered the release of 98 more prisoners from the country’s notorious Mile II prisons. This latest decision comes close to two weeks after he pardoned over 170 inmates from the same facility as part of the country’s 52nd Independence Day celebration which coincided …

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