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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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Gambia scraps age limit for presidential candidates

The Gambian parliament on Tuesday scrapped the constitutional age limit on presidential election candidates after new President Adama Barrow faced questions over his deputy’s eligibility due to her age. Anyone over 65 has been barred from running for The Gambia’s highest office under a constitutional amendment that came into force …

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Gambia’s Barrow sacks head of notorious prison system

The Gambia’s new president has fired the head of the national prison system, officials said on Sunday, taking aim at a service denounced for alleged abuses under the former regime. President Adama Barrow on Friday “sacked David Colley, the director-general of the Gambia Prison Service”, a government source said late …

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Gambian president pardons over 170 prisoners held in notorious jail

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia has pardoned over 170 prisoners as part of the country’s 52nd Independence Day celebration which coincided with his historic swearing-in ceremony last Saturday. Local media reports that prison authorities began releasing inmates from the dreaded Mile II prisons facility on Saturday. 74 prisoners were …

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New Gambia President Adama Barrow to be inaugurated

New Gambian President Adama Barrow is due to be formally inaugurated in the capital Banjul where celebrations will mark 52 years of the west African country’s independence. Mr Barrow was sworn in last month at a ceremony at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal. Long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh had refused …

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