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  1. Gambia police say country's former spy chief arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    BANJUL, Gambia - Gambia's former director general of the National Intelligence Agency has been arrested, police said Wednesday, as the tiny West African country works to address more than two decades of alleged abuses under its former ruler. Yankuba Badjie was arrested Monday, police spokesman Foday Conta said.

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  2. Osam Duodu served Ghana football well - Tribute from the Ghana Football AssociationRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | GhanaSoccerNet.com

    ... he travelled around the African continent to help develop their football at the grassroots. In 2005, he went to The Gambia, and led their Under-17 team to beat Ghana's Black Starlets and ultimately lift the trophy in the African Youth Championship, ...

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  3. The Gambia arrests ex-intelligence boss linked to abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    Police in The Gambia have arrested the country's former head of the national intelligence agency and his deputy, both accused of overseeing killings, kidnappings, arbitrary arrests, torture and rape during their time in office. Spy chief Yankuba Badjie and director of operations Sheikh Omar Jeng were detained on Monday and being investigated for potential abuses of power, spokesman Foday Conta told the DPA news agency on Wednesday.

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  4. The Gambia: Jammeh's spy master Yankuba Badjie arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | BBC News

    Mr Badjie is the first of Mr Jammeh's security officials to be taken into custody by the new government. Mr Jammeh was forced to resign after 22 years in power by The Gambia's neighbours last month after refusing to accept defeat in December's elections.

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  5. .com | Former Gambian spy chief arrested: police sourceRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | News24

    ... was in police custody and was "being investigated for certain things that happened during his stint at the NIA". The Gambia's new President Adama Barrow has promised to reform the NIA - changing its name, replacing its chief and promising training ...

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  6. Akufo-Addo attack on Mahama's record 'too harsh' - NDC MPs fumeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Ghanamma.com

    ... weeks ago. He said while Nana Akufo-Addo touched on government's effort to stabilize the political situation in The Gambia, he glaringly left out a local conflict. "People have lost properties, people had to relocate, large villages have been ...

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  7. $13m peace keeping mission outstanding arrears cleared - Akufo-AddoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Ghanamma.com

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Tuesday, told Parliament that six weeks after his inauguration, the NPP administration has been able to clear an outstanding arrears of US$13 million dollars due Ghanaian peace keeping contingents. In addition to that, he said the contingent of soldiers currently deployed to The Gambia as part of the ECOWAS troops to maintain peace and order has been paid all their allowances in full.

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  8. Uganda might soon be a 'strange' land, and Africa a 'new' continentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Daily Monitor

    ... nativism as their response. Further away, at the weekend, Adama Barrow was formally inaugurated as president of The Gambia. He won elections in early December against the erratic and despotic former military Jahya Jammeh. Jammeh first conceded ...

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  9. Former Whitecap Pa-Modou Kah Announces RetirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Eighty Six Forever

    ... Manneh) about me. He will tell you how I was an example to him and his friends. The boy from Banjul, who left The Gambia when he was eight and who made it in Europe. A path that seemed a little less out of reach for them because of me. He'll tell ...

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  10. .com | Gambia's Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisonersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | News24

    As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained without trial. "Orders have already been given for all those detained without trial to be released," he said during his official inauguration ceremony at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, a town 20 km from the capital Banjul, on Saturday.

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  11. Gambian Treasury Says Millions of Dollars Missing After Looting 17 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Bloomberg

    Gambia's finance minister accused the former government of misappropriating millions of dollars from the Treasury, leaving the economy "completely destroyed." Money was diverted in 2014 from a Treasury account created by ex-President Yahya Jammeh's administration in the previous year, while a withdrawal was made from a so-called Special Projects Fund last year, Finance Minister Amadou told reporters Monday in the capital, Banjul.

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  12. 51 Ex-president Jammeh's supporters arrested as tensions flare in GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Vanguard

    Gambian police said they arrested 51 people in a former stronghold of ex-president Yahya Jammeh for harassing followers of new leader Adama Barrow, amid lingering tensions following Jammeh's flight into exile. Jammeh initially refused to step down but fled to Equatorial Guinea last month as international military forces descended on the capital Banjul to uphold the election result.

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  13. .com | Jammeh's missing: tracing The Gambia's disappearedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | News24

    Pensioner Sarjo Manneh celebrated more joyfully than most when former leader Yahya Jammeh agreed to leave The Gambia in January. After a decade, he believed he might see his son again.

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  14. Peacekeepers to receive allowances during missionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Ghanamma.com

    ... to boost morale. The President made this pledge when he interacted with the 210 Ghanaian peacekeeping troops in The Gambia, who are part of an ECOWAS' mission there. "We will make it a principle that wherever the peacekeeping operation is, the ...

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  15. Gambia president releases 171 inmates held without trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Jurist

    [JURIST] The newly-inaugurated President of The Gambia promised [Al Jazeera report] Saturday to end human rights violations in his country and ordered the release [tweet] of 171 inmates who had been detained without a trial. President Adama Barrow's ...

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  16. Suspected arson attack on Turkish arts center critical of governmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Reuters

    An unidentified assailant set fire on Monday to an Istanbul arts center, CCTV footage showed, and its founder, a prominent critic of the Turkish government, said he suspected a political motive for the attack. The CCTV footage showed what appeared to be a man shortly after midnight dousing the doorstep of the building with liquid from a cannister.

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  17. Turkey dismisses 227 more judges, prosecutors in post-coup probe: AARead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Reuters

    Turkey dismissed 227 more judges and prosecutors on Monday as part of investigations into last July's failed coup, the state-run Anadolu agency said, meaning close to 4,000 members of the judiciary have now been purged. Turkish authorities have detained, sacked or dismissed more than 100,000 people from the police, military, public service, judiciary, and elsewhere since the abortive coup over suspected ties to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating the putsch.

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  18. France's Le Pen narrows gap in presidential race: pollRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Reuters

    French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has gained some ground on her main election rivals, independent Emmanuel Macron and conservative Francois Fillon, but would still lose to either of them in the May 7 runoff for the presidency, a poll showed on Monday. The Opinionway poll of voting intentions had Le Pen easily beating her four main rivals and winning the April 23 first round with a score of 27 percent to move through to the two-way runoff against either Macron or Fillon.

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  19. Government to address high import charges at the ports - " Nana AddoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | GhanaWeb

    President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated that government will address the high import charges at the ports to encourage Ghanaian businesses contribute to the economy. He added that the details of the move will be published in the first budget presentation, which will be laid before parliament by the Finance minister, Ken Ofori Atta.

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  20. Gambian president releases 174 prisonersRead the original story

    Monday Feb 20 | Xinhuanet

    Gambian President Adama Barrow Saturday night released 174 prisoners from the State Central Prison, situated at the outskirts of Banjul, a government official confirmed to Xinhua on Sunday. The move was seen as a goodwill gesture from Barrow, whose inauguration on Saturday as the third president of The Gambia coincided with the 52nd independence anniversary.

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