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30 January 2017
Energized by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's ouster, Africans are now criticizing many of the region's international groups for failing to remove other “dictators.”
27 January 2017
"If I had previously known what I know today, I would never have circumcised a single woman. We have caused much suffering to many daughters and wives."
15 December 2016
Gambians Fear President Jammeh Is ‘Putting the Lives of Citizens at Risk’ With His Rejection of Election Results
In a televised address Jammeh criticised the electoral commission and proposed fresh elections to be organised by "God-fearing" people.
28 November 2016
4 November 2016
Fear of Justice? Decolonisation? Gambians Speculate About Country's Wish to Quit International Criminal Court
"Breaking!! #Gambia withdraws from ICC. This follows the dictator's fear that his ex Interior Minister will incriminate him to gain asylum"
24 July 2016
Harsh prison sentences for opposition leaders and activists makes netizens concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation in The Gambia.
16 June 2016
"I was paralyzed by the idea of exile. This is the first time I had decided to flee the country without knowing exactly when I would return."
10 May 2016
The protests were part of an unprecedented movement in the Gambia calling for electoral reforms and the resignation of longtime President Yahya Jammeh.
23 April 2016
4 March 2016
Alaghie Jobe lives in exile in Senegal, fearful that at any moment he could be sought out and detained by the Gambian authorities. His crime: practising journalism in The Gambia.
19 February 2016
The Gambia celebrated 51 years of independence from Great Britain on February 18, 2016, more than half a century after becoming Africa's 37th sovereign state.
15 January 2016
Reducing the wide range of his talents to a few blockbusters doesn't do justice to Rickman's career, which involved supporting charities that benefited people all around the world.
10 January 2016
29 December 2015
After President Jammeh announced an executive ban on the practice hardly a month ago, lawmakers made good on the sentiment.
27 November 2015
"Lost in all the celebrations...is the fact that FGM is not banned in The Gambia, at least not yet. There is no enforceable law on the books"
9 November 2015
5 August 2015
"It seems the whole nation is behind bars," wrote one Facebook user on the disappearances of multiple journalists in The Gambia. Although facing charges, Abdoulie Ceesay's whereabouts remain unknown.
3 August 2015
Sanna Camara fled his home country in the face of legal challenges and death threats after he published a series of stories on human trafficking in The Gambia.
24 July 2015
Yahya Jammeh has pardoned all convicts between 1994 and 2013 in celebration of 21st anniversary of his toppling of the democratically elected President Dawda Kairaba Jawara on 22nd July 1994.
25 June 2015
Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh opposes presidential term limits. He believes God decides term limits and if God is willing, he may rule The Gambia for "one billion years."