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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 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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The Gambia prepares for first post-Jammeh poll

The Gambia holds its first election Thursday since the downfall of longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, with expectations high that new lawmakers will overhaul a national assembly once derided as a mere rubberstamp. Gambians complain that under Jammeh, who ruled for 22 years, laws were often made by executive decree and …

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Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission

Gambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh’s government, which is accused of the torture and killing of perceived opponents. Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said in a statement the government will also probe the finances …

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Exiled Gambian ex-leader Jammeh ‘to take up farming full time’

Gambia’s exiled former leader Yahya Jammeh has reportedly disclosed plans to take up farming “full time”. Quoting the Jeune Afrique newspaper, a report said that Jammeh was set to go into farming. An unnamed diplomat in Equatorial Guinea was cited as the source of the story, the report said. It was …

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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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