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  1. Exiled Journalist Speaks on Human Trafficking and The Gambia's Assault on Media FreedomRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Global Voices Online

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  2. Exiled Journalist Speaks on Human Trafficking and The Gambia's Assault on Media FreedomRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Global Voices Online

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  3. Gambian men charged under anti-gay law acquittedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Washington Blade

    A Gambian court on Thursday acquitted three men who had been charged under the country's law against "aggravated homosexuality." Fatou Camara, a journalist and President Yahya Jammeh's former press secretary who fled to the U.S. in 2013 after Gambian authorities accused her of seeking to undermine the government, broke the news on her Twitter page.

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  4. Africa: Why Gambia Is Not Ideal to Host Africa's Human Rights WatchdogRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | AllAfrica.com

    When one thinks of human rights in Africa, The Gambia might spring to mind as an example of a country with a domestic record of grave violations. It is therefore rather surprising that the African Commission on Human and People's Rights continues to be located in the country's capital Banjul.

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  5. Charity shop's booming sales finance freezer for African projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | This is Wiltshire

    The Emporium of Loveliness, which supports Empower The Gambia charity, has paid for a new freezer in the Sara Kunda Women's Centre A CHARITY clothes shop has helped out a Third World project after enjoying a customer boom on opening its doors. Trade at the Emporium of Loveliness has been so brisk in its first three months after setting up in the Tented Market that it has been able to increase its contribution to Empower the Gambia, which supports a number of projects in the West African country.

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  6. Activists denounce Africa's silence over migrant drowningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | Watersblogged

    Despite cries of alarm from European politicians over the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean, African leaders have been silent over an issue they fear underlines their weak governance, say campaigners. For years Libya has been a stepping stone for Africans seeking to get to Europe, fleeing conflict, economic hardship and instability often in rickety, unseaworthy vessels.

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  7. Gambia: Detainees Flee Gambia to Avoid Re-ArrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | AllAfrica.com

    Many of the reported 200 detainees released from Gambia's notorious Mile 2 prison in Banjul are trying to get out of the country as soon as possible in order to avoid being picked up by police again, according to a former Gambian high-ranking official who has had contact with those released. "Many of the people who have been released now are trying to find the quickest way out of the country," says Amadou Scattred Janneh, an exiled former information minister and member of the opposition Coalition for Change.

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  8. .com | Gambia frees jailed relatives of coup plottersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | News24

    Gambia has released from jail 12 relatives of the plotters of a failed December coup after President Yahya Jammeh issued a new amnesty, state television and a government statement said. State television announced late on Thursday that several relatives had been freed though it did not specify how many, while an official statement obtained by AFP on Saturday said the pardon had been granted to 12 family members.

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  9. Gambia frees more than 200 prisoners including past coup plottersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | AlertNet

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  10. All the U.S. presidentsa trips to Africa, mappedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | The Washington Post

    After a few days in his father's homeland, he's due in Ethiopia. Obama's visit marks the first time that a sitting U.S. president has traveled to those countries.

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  11. Gambia frees more than 200 prisoners including past coup plottersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Channelnewsasia.com

    BANJUL: Gambia released more than 200 prisoners on Friday, including 31 jailed for treason during multiple plots to overthrow long-ruling President Yahya Jammeh, prison officials said. Hundreds of cheering and weeping friends and relatives gathered outside the Mile 2 prison in the tiny West African country's capital to greet them.

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  12. East Africa: Africa Bids to Host Global SummitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | AllAfrica.com

    Kenya has withdrawn its bid to host the United Nation's Security Council Summit scheduled for 2017 - 2018 in favour of Ethiopia as concerted diplomacy to reposition Africa pays off in the form of international meetings being held in the continent. Nairobi is returning the favour after Ethiopia stepped down from hosting the Tokyo International Conference on African Development Summit next year, the first ever in Africa, which will now be held in Kenya.

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  13. RPT-UPDATE 1-Gambia's Jammeh shores up power before fifth term bidRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Reuters

    A month after 29-year-old Lieutenant Yahya Jammeh seized power in Gambia in a bloodless coup in 1994, the U.S. Ambassador cabled Washington to warn that the "anti-western" and "anti-democratic" new president was seeking an "open mandate". As Gambia marks the 21st anniversary of Jammeh's rule, Andrew Winter's warning still resonates as rights groups accuse the president of cracking down on opponents before an expected bid for a fifth term next year.

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  14. UPDATE 1-Gambia's Jammeh shores up power before fifth term bidRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Reuters

    A month after 29-year-old Lieutenant Yahya Jammeh seized power in Gambia in a bloodless coup in 1994, the U.S. Ambassador cabled Washington to warn that the "anti-western" and "anti-democratic" new president was seeking an "open mandate". As Gambia marks the 21st anniversary of Jammeh's rule, Andrew Winter's warning still resonates as rights groups accuse the president of cracking down on opponents before an expected bid for a fifth term next year.

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  15. Gambia Jammeh says pardons dozens charged with treasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said on Wednesday he has pardoned all prisoners charged with treason from 1994 to 2013, excluding those who tried to unseat him in a failed coup in December. Al Hadji Yahya Jammeh, President of the Republic of the Gambia, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York September 25, 2014.

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  16. Gambia: Ghanaian Fishing Trawler Captain's Detention Now 25 Days Workers' Food ExhaustedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | AllAfrica.com

    Ebenezer Noumo Justice, a Ghanaian national who is the captain of a fishing trawler, is still reported detained at Mile 2 Prison for 25 days now. A close source said the workers at the fishing trawler are right now in Limbo due to the exhaustion of their food stuff because they have over stayed in the Gambia.

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  17. Zimbabwe: 'Street Vending, An African Problem of Bad Governance'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | AllAfrica.com

    Street vending is not exclusive to Zimbabwe but is an African problem which speaks to poor governance of resources by both domestic and external actors, a local economist has said. In an interview with Newzimbabwe.com, Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust executive director John Makamure said Africa's resources are not contributing to the development of the region as the resources were being exploited by both domestic and external investors.

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  18. Kidnapped Gambian journalist freedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Iol.co.za

    A radio journalist who disappeared for more than a week in a kidnapping blamed on Gambia's secret police has been released, his family told AFP on Tuesday. Alagie Ceesay, manager of the independent Teranga FM, disappeared outside the station's Banjul headquarters on July 2, according to press freedom campaigners.

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  19. .com | Gambian journalist missing for a weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | News24

    A high-profile Gambian journalist has been missing for a week after being abducted by suspected intelligence agents, press freedom campaigners said on Thursday, voicing fears for his safety. Alagie Ceesay, manager of the independent Teranga FM, disappeared outside the radio station's Banjul headquarters on July 2, Reporters Without Borders said in a statement.

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  20. Rights activists voice fears for missing Gambian journalistRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | The Daily Star

    BANJUL, Gambia: A high-profile Gambian journalist has been missing for a week after being abducted by suspected intelligence agents, press freedom campaigners said Thursday, voicing fears for his safety. Alagie Ceesay, manager of the independent Teranga FM, disappeared outside the radio station's Banjul headquarters on July 2, Reporters Without Borders said in a statement.

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