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Gambia: Campaign launched to bring Yahya Jammeh to justice

Victims of the regime of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announced Saturday an “international campaign” to bring him to justice. Jammeh, a former soldier, ruled the small English-speaking West African country from 1994 to January 2017, but now lives in exile in Equatorial Guinea. His regime is accused by human …

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Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island

As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinte, immortalised in print and on screen in “Roots”, put The Gambia on the map for historical tourism. But the island where he and tens of thousands of west African slaves faced the horrors of being chained, branded and separated before …

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Democratic Gambia ‘is at a historical turning point’ – IMF Mission

A top International Monetary Fund (IMF) official, Ulrich Jacoby, has said the Gambia is at an economic turning point following the transition of power earlier this year. According to him, despite the challenges that lie ahead, concerted policy efforts plus the support from the international community will be key to …

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Gambian Justice Minister joins protest against Jammeh-era atrocities

Gambian Justice Minister, Abubacar Tambedou, joined scores of protesters who took to the streets on Monday demanding justice for atrocities committed during the reign of former President Yahya Jammeh. The over 150 young protesters marched in memory of over a dozen students who were killed in April 2000. Local media …

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Gambia president’s party takes majority in parliament

The party of Gambia’s new president won a majority of seats in parliament after two decades of domination by the party of former leader Yahya Jammeh, the Independent Electoral Commission announced on Friday. President Adama Barrow’s United Democratic Party won 31 seats in the 53-seat National Assembly. The results mean …

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Gambia police probing dozens of forced disappearances

Gambian police said on Tuesday they were working on more than 30 cases of individuals who disappeared in custody under Yahya Jammeh’s former regime, as investigators uncover secret burial sites. Crime management co-ordinator Babucarr Sarr told media that 33 case files had been opened since January, with several more expected, …

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