Stories from 28 November 2016
Russia, Belarus and the Central Asian states were all rated "not free" in Freedom House's 2016 "Freedom on the Web" report.
In the run up to the elections, there have been anti-government political protests, mostly in the Greater Banjul Area.
“We returned from a refugee camp. We didn’t come back bringing heaps of money. How are we supposed to pay 3 million kyats [US$2,200]?”
"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."
"When you work over 100 hours of overtime, you won't have time to be with your family, friends or lover...you start to think...'I don't know why I'm living this life.'"
"I don’t personally know if the superstition can bring misfortune but I still avoid it because I consider it as bad manners."