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  1. Gambians vote in first local elections since JammehRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 12 | Daily Monitor

    ... it will not be a whitewash. Gambians voted on Thursday in the first local elections since longtime former ruler Yahya Jammeh left the country more than a year ago. Local councils in the country's 120 constituencies are currently dominated by ...

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  2. .com | Liberia struggles with past as UN peacekeepers exitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 29 | News24

    ... several crises in the region over the last two years, including the departure into exile of Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, and Liberia's own political crisis in late 2017, when the ruling party contested election results. The G5 Sahel has deployed its ...

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  3. .com | Gambia charges renegade generals with desertionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 28 | News24

    The Gambian army has filed desertion charges against two renegade generals who went into exile with former president Yahya Jammeh last year, the force told AFP on Wednesday. General Umpa Mendy and General Ansumana Tamba sought refuge in Equatorial Guinea alongside Jammeh in January 2017 after his brutal 22-year rule came to an end.

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  4. .com | Gambia arrests senior spy in political activist murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 27 | News24

    ... said on Monday. Sandeng's death in custody sparked a political movement that eventually ousted former leader Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the tiny West African nation with an iron fist for 22 years. More than a dozen former agents of the National ...

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  5. NAF airlifts Nigerian Army, Navy troops to support ECOWAS mission in GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 26 | Vanguard

    ... onnaissance (ISR) platforms. He said the NAF's timely intervention served as deterrence to the former President Yahya Jammeh who then relinquished power on Jan. 21, 2017 thus paving way for the restoration of democracy in the country.(NAN)

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  6. ECOWAS Mission:Nigerian Military contingents airlifted to GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 26 | Vanguard

    NIGERIAN military contingents from the Army, Navy and the Air Force were, yesterday, Sunday, airlifted to Gambia, in pursuance of the ongoing mission of the Economic Community of West African States in the tiny African country. The ECOWAS Mission in Gambia, otherwise known as ECOMIG, was formed following the political turmoil that enveloped Gambia when former President Yahya Jammeh, who lost re-election to his opponent, Adama Barrow, refused to concede victory and hand over power.

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  7. .com | Gambia arrests 10 with possible links to activist's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 21 | News24

    ... their investigation. Sandeng led a protest march in April 2016 demanding electoral reforms under former leader Yahya Jammeh. The peaceful demonstration was met by a police crackdown that led to the arrests of dozens of people and subsequently ...

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  8. Gambia arrests 10 with possible links to activist's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 21 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... their investigation. Sandeng led a protest march in April 2016 demanding electoral reforms under former leader Yahya Jammeh. The peaceful demonstration was met by a police crackdown that led to the arrests of dozens of people and subsequently ...

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  9. After fall of a dictator, young Gambians push into politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | Christian Science Monitor

    ... fall under that age bracket. But it is a new moment in Gambia, especially for young activists. The 2017 fall of Yahya Jammeh, a dictator who had ruled for 22 years, especially surprised and emboldened the young people who had grown up completely ...

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  10. Presidential Election Takes Place in Sierra LeoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 | Voice of America

    ... Bai Koroma, left, and Liberia President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, right, on arrival for talks with President Yahya Jammeh, in Banjul, Gambia. But the newly formed National Grand Coalition party, led by former United Nations diplomat Kandeh Yumkella, ...

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  11. Murderer Sainey Marong arrived in New Zealand on a fake passportRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2018 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... court heard that he witnessed the massacre of 14 students after a demonstration against the regime of president Yahya Jammeh - in 2000. He began a computer science and commerce degree at university before dropping out to become a taxi driver as he ...

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  12. Africa:Africa Needs More Political Surprises Witnessed in 2017Read the original story

    Feb 23, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    ... on 1 December 2016, when The Gambia held a historic election, which would later see the 24-year regime of Yahya Jammeh going into history books. At last, the man who ruled with an iron fist finally met with a "kick-off" from a then 50-year-old ...

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  13. State Department: LGBTI rights to remain in human rights reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | Washington Blade

    ... abuses and bans them from entering the U.S. The White House in 2017 also sanctioned former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, a 2016 law that expands the Magnitsky Act. Yahya in 2015 signed a ...

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  14. Gambia suspends death penalty in step towards abolitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | Jurist

    Barrow stated, "at this junction, I will use this opportunity to declare a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in The Gambia, as a first step towards abolition." The Gambia has not used the death penalty since 2012, where former president Yahya Jammeh [BBC profile] executed nine soldiers by firing squad.

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  15. Gambia President Announces Moratorium on Death PenaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | Voice of America

    ... enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. Gambia made headlines in August 2012 when ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh defied international appeals when he ordered the execution of nine prisoners on death row saying it was a move to curb the ...

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  16. Which countries still have the death penalty?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | The First Post

    Gambian President Adama Barrow has announced a suspension of the death penalty, the first step toward a moratorium and a sharp break with his country The death penalty was last used in The Gambia under former dictator Yahya Jammeh, in 2012, when nine soldiers were executed by firing squad, The Guardian says. "We have won the war against dictatorship, which is the easy part.

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  17. Gambia president announces moratorium on death penalty Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | WSOCTV

    ... enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. Gambia made headlines in August 2012 when ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh defied international appeals when he ordered the execution of nine prisoners on death row saying it was a move to curb the ...

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  18. .com | Gambia announces 'moratorium' on death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | News24

    Gambian President Adama Barrow announced on Sunday a suspension of the death penalty in his country, in a break from the former regime of the dictator Yahya Jammeh. Barrow, a onetime security guard in London who was elected president in December 2016, signed a UN treaty on the abolition of capital punishment last year.

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  19. Gambia takes first step in abolishing death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | Iol.co.za

    Gambian President Adama Barrow has announced a moratorium on the death penalty as the West African country rebuilds its international standing following the removal last year of its long-time authoritarian ruler Yahya Jammeh, Reuters reported Monday. According to Amnesty International, there are less death penalty cases being implemented on the continent, with 22 people executed in 2016 compared to 43 in 2015.

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  20. Is there a new dawn in Africa?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2018 | Vanguard

    ... strides in Nigeria and Ghana must have given the people of Gambia the courage to demand the exit of a reluctant Yahya Jammeh after he lost a fiercely contested election to Adama Barrow. The world was beginning to see a different Africa. Over 70 per ...

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