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  1. United States Condemns Harsh Sentences and Calls for Unconditional Release of PrisonersRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

    The United States condemns the harsh sentences handed out to 30 people this week in The Gambia, including a U.S. citizen, for protesting peacefully. These sentences followed trials that raise legitimate questions about the degree to which they were fair and observed due process.

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  2. Africa: United States Condemns Harsh Sentences and Calls for Unconditional Release of PrisonersRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | State Department

    The United States condemns the harsh sentences handed out to 30 people this week in The Gambia, including a U.S. citizen, for protesting peacefully. These sentences followed trials that raise legitimate questions about the degree to which they were fair and observed due process.

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  3. Nechells factory tragedy: Bodies to be flown home to Africa within daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | IcWolverhampton

    THE bodies of five men killed after a wall collapsed at a Nechells recycling factory will be flown back to their home countries within days. The Birmingham Coroner has released the bodies of four Gambian men and one Senegalese man who died at Hawkeswood Metal in Aston Church Road on July 7. The Gambian Association in Birmingham is now busy making funeral arrangements and looking at flights so the bodies can be repatriated.

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

    Thursday | 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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  5. Gambia convicts more opposition supporters over protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | 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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  6. The Latest: Congress members outraged by Gambian convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | 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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  7. US man: Wife wrongly jailed in The GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Big News Network.com

    ... Network. Hagerstown - A Maryland man says his wife has been wrongfully sentenced to three years' imprisonment in The Gambia following her arrest during an anti-government protest there. Ebrima Jawara of Frederick said on Thursday he learned of the ...

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

    Thursday | 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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  9. Maryland man: Wife wrongly sentenced, imprisoned in GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | 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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  10. Gambia opposition leader gets 3-year jail sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | 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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  11. Gambia: Prison sentences for opposition leaders continues downward spiral for human rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | 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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  12. .com | Gambia opposition leader gets 3-year jail sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | 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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  13. Gambia opposition leader Ousainou Darboe jailedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | 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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  14. Making food and feed safe from aflatoxinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Daily Monitor

    ... of bio-control has seen products developed and registered for commercial use in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and The Gambia. Burundi, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia are in the process of ...

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  15. Cut To: The BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Feministing

    ... locking their gazes on the white man and woman, and then leave. When you're 11, you emerge from a hotel pool in The Gambia and see large pale wrinkled breasts, oblong twin pendulums, at every corner. In the distance, on the beach, a Gambian man in ...

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  16. Undercovered: Ban on Child Marriage Courts Backlash in The GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Mediaite.com

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Friday implemented an immediate ban on child marriage. Under the ban, both the husband and parents of the underage girl being married could be punished with up to 20 years in prison.

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  17. 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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  18. .com | Gambia bans child marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | News24

    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, Jammeh said: "From now on child marriage is illegal and is banned in The Gambia.

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  19. FBN Bank Strengthens Customer ServicesRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 9 | Ghanamma.com

    ... e in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, DR Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Johannesburg, London, Nigeria, Paris, Senegal, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.

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  20. 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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