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

    Yesterday | 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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  2. How Obama Failed AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Counterpunch

    ... rolled out the red carpet for some of Africa's most brutal dictators. These included President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, Paul Biya of Cameroon, Faure Essozimna GnassingbA of Togo, Idriss Deby of the Republic of Chad, Yoweri Museveni of ...

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

    Tuesday | Watersblogged

    ... of the 800 migrants killed in a trawler shipwreck on April 19 that sparked outrage around the world came from the Gambia, Senegal and Mali, according to estimates drawn up by those countries. A month on, the European Union has announced ...

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  4. Release of Pardoned Prisoners and Disappearance of Gambian JournalistRead the original story

    Yesterday | Holtville Tribune

    The United States notes President Jammeh's decision to pardon and release at least 200 prisoners and welcomes, in particular, his decision to release, after a lengthy period of detention without charge, family members of the December 30, 2014 coup plotters. We call on The Gambia to respect its human rights obligations and to release all other prisoners currently being held without charge for longer than the 72-hour period established by The Gambia's constitution.

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  5. Antigua diplomat expresses concern about African EPAs with EURead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Caribbean News Now!

    ... He pointed out that the gross domestic product of the EU is US$18.526 trillion while, by comparison, the GDP of The Gambia, the smallest country on the African mainland, is US$903 million a miniscule fraction of the GDP of the EU. "Even if we ...

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  6. Gambia: Prisoner release should include all those detained for expressing dissentRead the original story

    Monday Jul 27 | Amnesty International

    The release of at least 200 prisoners is a welcome step forward for human rights in Gambia, but should go further to release other prisoners of conscience still detained in the country , Amnesty International said today. President Yahya Jammeh has this afternoon released at least 200 prisoners, following his promise made during a speech marking his 21 year anniversary in power on Wednesday.

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  7. U.S. trafficking report: What to look forRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | CNN

    ... but could include restrictions on non-humanitarian assistance and funding. Thailand , Malaysia, Venezuela and The Gambia dropped from the Tier 2 Watch List to join 20 other nations on Tier 3 in 2014. Thailand was downgraded for its failure to do ...

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

    Sunday Jul 26 | AllAfrica.com

    ... are two have not been heard from in over two years. These are two Gambians who disappeared in the boundaries of the Gambia. They have to be accounted for in one form or another by Yahya Jammeh. They are not the only ones," says Sanneh, who is now ...

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  9. .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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  10. Gambia: Baja Kunda Benefits From Water Expansion ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | AllAfrica.com

    Baja Kunda Village in the Upper River Region of The Gambia will be benefiting from a water expansion project funded by the members of the Baja Kunda Association in countries such as Spain, France and USA, through ALPICA Solidaridad in Spain. The implementation of the water project, which started recently and is being carried out in collaboration with Baja Kunda Association members in the village, is part of the association's strategic development plans to provide clean portable drinking water in the drive to empower the people.

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  11. "Provacative staring" has been a cause of scuffles. Photo: Paul YeungRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | South China Morning Post

    ... people this year for drug trafficking and 20 for drug possession. Of those arrested for trafficking, 27 were from The Gambia. Those suspected of possession included people from France, Canada, the United States and South Asian countries. Of the 57 ...

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

    Saturday Jul 25 | AlertNet

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  13. 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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  14. The Gambia's Increasingly Isolated President Frees Almost All PrisonersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Global Voices Online

    President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia has reportedly emptied the country's notoriously overcrowded prisons and vowed to turn a new page. In a televised address on the 21st anniversary of his toppling of democratically elected President Dawda Kairaba Jawara on 22 July 1994, Jammeh said he has pardoned all convicts between 1994 and 2013.

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  15. Gambia: Jammeh Frees 200 PrisonersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | AllAfrica.com

    The release of at least 200 prisoners is a welcome step forward for human rights in Gambia, but should go further to release other prisoners of conscience still detained in the country, Amnesty International said today. President Yahya Jammeh has this afternoon released at least 200 prisoners, following a promise he made during a speech marking his 21 year anniversary in power on Wednesday.

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  16. Phillip Noyce, Thomas Carter to direct episodes of 'Roots' remakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | UPI

    ... "Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte who is captured in his homeland in The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America where he's sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family ...

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

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Reuters

    ... later. Information Minister Sheriff Bojang said he was not available for comment. He told local media in June: "The Gambia has achieved significant progress in legal due process, press freedom and trafficking in persons." However, local sources told ...

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  19. Phillip Noyce & Thomas Carter To Helm A+E Networks'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Deadline

    ... Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte who is captured in his homeland in The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America where he's sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues ...

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  20. Questlove Named Music Producer of Upcoming Roots RemakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Phillymag.com

    ... Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte who is captured in his homeland in The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America where he's sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues ...

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