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  1. Maryland lawmakers outraged after Frederick woman gets 3 years in GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Baltimore Sun

    Four Maryland congressional members expressed outrage Thursday after a court in Gambia sentenced a Frederick woman to three years in prison following her arrest there during an anti-government protest led by her prominent dissident uncle. Fanta Darboe Jawara's conviction and sentencing made a mockery of civil rights guaranteed by the Gambian constitution, said the joint statement from Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski and Reps.

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  2. Gambia convicts more opposition supporters over protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Star Online

    A court in Gambia convicted 11 opposition supporters on Thursday on charges including unlawful assembly, rioting and conspiracy after they staged a protest in May calling for elections reforms in a case that has drawn international criticism. The convictions of the United Democratic Party supporters comes just a day after another group of 18 party members were jailed on similar charges.

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  3. The Latest: Congress members outraged by Gambian convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Norwalk Citizen News

    The Latest on the conviction and prison sentence given a Maryland woman by a court in Gambia following her arrest at an anti-government protest : Four members of Maryland's congressional delegation say they're outraged by the three-year prison sentence given by a court in Gambia to a Frederick woman after her arrest at an anti-government protest there. They say she did nothing wrong, and the trial makes a mockery of the rights afforded by the Gambian constitution.

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  4. US man: Wife wrongly jailed in The GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Big News Network.com

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  5. Gambia opposition leader jailedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Ghanamma.com

    The Gambia's opposition leader Ousainou Darboe and 18 others have been jailed for three years for taking part in an unauthorised demonstration. Political tensions are rising in the country in the run-up to elections in December, says the BBC World Service Africa editor James Copnall.

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  6. Maryland man: Wife wrongly sentenced, imprisoned in GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A Maryland man says his wife has been wrongfully sentenced to three years' imprisonment in Gambia following her arrest during an anti-government protest there. Ebrima Jawara of Frederick said Thursday he learned of the sentence from news reports and a relative in the west African nation.

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  7. Gambia opposition leader gets 3-year jail sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Daily Monitor

    Opposition leader Ousainou Darboe was sentenced to three years in jail on Wednesday in the Gambia for organising a rare demonstration protesting against the death in custody of a party member. Darboe is head of the United Democratic Party in the tiny west African country, which has been run with an iron fist by President Yahya Jammeh since 1994.

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  8. Gambia: Prison sentences for opposition leaders continues downward spiral for human rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Amnesty International

    The conviction of opposition leader Ousainou Darboe and 18 other peaceful protestors highlights the continuing downward spiral for human rights in Gambia, Amnesty International said today. Following a court decision this afternoon, 19 people including the leader of the United Democratic Party have been sentenced to three years imprisonment.

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  9. .com | Gambia opposition leader gets 3-year jail sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | News24

    Police often fail to act on protection orders, leaving the perpetrator free to continue abusing his victim PHOTO: Doug Berry / Getty Images Banjul - Opposition leader Ousainou Darboe was sentenced to three years in jail on Wednesday in the Gambia for organising a rare demonstration protesting the death in custody of a party member. A Banjul High Court judge sent Darboe and 17 other supporters to prison for six offences relating to the April 16 protest, with all sentences to served concurrently.

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  10. Gambia opposition leader Ousainou Darboe jailedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Newsday

    The Gambia's opposition leader Ousainou Darboe and 18 others have been jailed for three years for taking part in an unauthorised demonstration. Political tensions are rising in the country in the run-up to elections in December, says the BBC World Service Africa editor James Copnall.

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  11. Gambia and Tanzania outlaw child marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

    Gambia's President Yayha Jammeh announced that anyone marrying a girl below 18 would be jailed for up to 20 years. In Tanzania, the high court imposed a landmark ruling outlawing marriage under the age of 18 for boys and girls.

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  12. Gambia bans child marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | The China Post

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced a ban on child marriage in the predominantly Muslim west African nation, threatening heavy jail terms for those who break the new rules. Speaking to a group of Muslim elders in Banjul on Wednesday, Jammeh said: "As from today, July 6, child marriage is illegal and is banned in The Gambia".

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  13. A Maryland mom is stuck in the snake-infested prison of one of Africa's worst tyrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | The Washington Post

    As Fanta Jawara sits in Gambia's s Mile 2 prison, husband Ebrima and daughters Sarah, left, and Aminata are campaigning for her release. Her family says she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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  14. South Africa's ruling ANC condemns public broadcaster for censorshipRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Stabroek News

    South Africa's ruling African National Congress said yesterday the public broadcaster, accused by opposition parties of pro-government bias as local elections approach, was practising censorship by not broadcasting images of violent anti-state protests. The comments by party chief whip Jackson Mthembu represent a U-turn and may point to schisms in the ANC, which in May welcomed the broadcast ban by the South African Broadcasting Corporation as the "best decision."

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  15. Gambia sacks 27 government officials accused of corruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Channelnewsasia.com

    BANJUL: Authorities in Gambia have sacked 27 government officials including 10 permanent secretaries on suspicion of having fraudulently acquired official cars and other items, state television said on Tuesday.

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  16. Gambia: 'How IT Helps in Facilitating Our Fasting'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | AllAfrica.com

    Nowadays we depend on our electronic gadgets a lot. With the aid of Android applications, as Ramadan approached many of us prepared ourselves to CHANGE our lifestyles using ICT Tools; and the likes of Omar Wally are making posts about Ramadan Mubarak to everyone and go on using the power of technology by installing Ramadan Dua for zikr and WhatsApp applications for sharing Hadith and Duas to people in the tech world and as a believer such efforts gain you more reward.

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  17. Rotarians saddle up for charityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | Banbury Guardian

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Bernard Goodchild and Andrew Fairbairn are both taking part in the Broughton Castle Sportive cycling events on Sunday, July 10, to raise money for a clean water project for Prospects School in Gambia.

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  18. Africa: Africa Is Steadily Rising, but Continent Needs Own WingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | AllAfrica.com

    African ministers have just met with their Japanese counterparts in Banjul, The Gambia, to prepare for the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, which will be held in Nairobi in August. Since the 1990s, partnerships have gained prominence in Africa's development approach as our continent attempts to assert its interests and insert its priorities and perspective into the global agenda.

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  19. Gambia: Unconditional Release Application for Ex-Petroleum Minister, Others Struck OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | AllAfrica.com

    Justice O Ottaba of the High Court in Banjul yesterday struck out an application for the unconditional release of Sirra Wally Ndow-Njie, Gambia's first Minister of Petroleum; and Edrissa Jobe, a businessman. Lawyer Ida Drammeh made an application on their behalf in which she filed a 'notice of discontinuance' and urged the court to dismiss their earlier claim for both accused persons to be released unconditionally or appear before a court of law.

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  20. Safety and Immunogenicity of ChAd63 and Mva Me-Trap in West African Children and InfantsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Molecular Therapy

    Correspondence: Kalifa Bojang, Disease Control and Elimination Theme, Medical Research Council Unit, Atlantic Road, Fajara, P.O. Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia. E-mail: [email protected] Received 8 December 2015; Accepted 23 March 2016 Accepted article preview online 25 April 2016; Advance online publication 28 June 2016 Malaria remains a significant global health burden and a vaccine would make a substantial contribution to malaria control.

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