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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 04:05:21 GMT

Gambia: Crackdown Threatens Presidential Election  -  Human Rights Watch
The 43-page report, “More Fear Than Fair: Gambia's 2016 Presidential Election,” describes how the government of President Yahya Jammeh, who came to power in a 1994 coup, has used a crackdown on the opposition, domination of state media, and state ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 04:05:21 GMT

Witness: Beaten to Death in Gambia  -  Human Rights Watch
More than six months after Solo Sandeng was beaten to death in the custody of Gambia's National Intelligence Agency (NIA), his family still hasn't seen the body. They may never see it. On April 14, 2016, Sandeng, a prominent activist with the ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 03:03:06 GMT

Gambia: Hunted By His Mishaps, Jammeh's Miscalculations Reconstructed By A Brother Of Wisdom  -  Freedom Newspaper
Jammeh have long realize that the only group that is effective enough to check his power is not the Gambian parliament but the UDP, thus this citizens group have witness the most and worst treatments ever leveled. Jammeh has branded the UDP as a ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 01:32:59 GMT
Published on Nov 1, 2016, 9:29 pm AST  -  Trinidad & Tobago Express
Despite that, the perception of racial bias is strong, and anyone who had doubts about that general feeling across Africa need only reflect on recent developments on the continent relating to the ICC. Last week, Gambia announced its withdrawal from the ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:15:20 GMT

ICC Withdrawal: Norway Wants African Countries To Rescind Decision  -  News Ghana
In recent weeks, South Africa, Burundi and Gambia have announced that they will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is the world's first permanent international criminal court, and has 124 states parties, including 34 African ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 23:38:52 GMT

Gambia: “I am still indecisive on joining the opposition coalition” Dr Touray Asserts  -  Freedom Newspaper
“I want to tell the world out there that all these efforts done, is to promote democracy in The Gambia because all of us want change and those in the diaspora also want positive change for The Gambia.” She said further: “I did not pull out of the ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 22:05:02 GMT

Italians throw party to welcome migrants in Milan  -  OCRegister
Kalilou Kuton, from Gambia, plays with a ball outside the Montello barracks, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. More than a thousand Italians turned out to welcome a group of migrants who have been moved to a recently purposed military barracks ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 20:11:28 GMT

Gambia: Another African Nation Withdraws From International Criminal Court  -  Cosumnes Connection (subscription)
Gambia's information minister accused "at least 30" Western countries of having committed war crimes against their citizens since the ICC was founded more than a decade ago and said none has been targeted by the court. Speaking on state television, ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:27:39 GMT

Kenya criticises ICC at United Nations meeting  -  Business Daily (press release) (blog)
He stopped short of threatening that Kenya would join three other African nations — Burundi, Gambia and South Africa — in withdrawing from the ICC. Tanzania, Nigeria and Senegal, however, expressed their support for the court during the General ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 18:37:45 GMT
Albadarr, The Gambia  -  Atlas Obscura
This island, formerly named James Island was an English slave fort on the mouth of the Gambia river. Today it's a powerful reminder of the evils of the slave trade, and particularly of Britain's role. Kunta Kinteh Island is located near Jufreh, the ...