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  1. Rights Group: Gambia Holding Friends, Relatives of Coup ParticipantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Big News Network.com

    Two rights organizations have accused the West African nation of Gambia of illegally holding dozens of friends and relatives of people accused of involvement in a coup attempt late last year. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said Wednesday that Gambia has detained the friends and relatives without making clear their locations, and that elderly parents and a teenage son are among the detainees.

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  2. Dozens Are Held Incommunicado, Have Disappeared in GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kansas City InfoZine

    The government has refused to acknowledge the whereabouts or even the detention of many of them, effectively holding them outside of the protection of the law. This amounts to enforced disappearance, a serious violation of international law.

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  3. Gambia: Dozens 'Disappeared' After Coup Bid, Says Rights GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

    Gambian authorities have detained incommunicado, depriving them of all contact with the outside world, dozens of friends and relatives of people accused of involvement in a coup attempt since January 2015, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. Those detained include women, elderly people, and a child, and many are believed to be in ill-health.

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  4. Mercy Ships Signed International Symposium Statement for 'Surgery...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PRWeb

    ... healthcare. (Source: Bickler SW, Telfer ML, Sanno-Duanda B. Need for paediatric surgery care in an urban area of The Gambia. Trop Doct 2003;33:91-4). ### About Mercy Ships: Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare ...

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  5. Rights Group: Gambia Holding Friends, Relatives of Coup ParticipantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2014 | Voice of America

    Two rights organizations have accused the West African nation of Gambia of illegally holding dozens of friends and relatives of people accused of involvement in a coup attempt late last year. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said Wednesday that Gambia has detained the friends and relatives without making clear their locations, and that elderly parents and a teenage son are among the detainees.

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  6. Region-wide Presidential Term Limits for West Africa? Not So Fast.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Global Voices Online

    President of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh. He has been in power since 1994. UN photo by Erin Siegal.

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  7. Let them eat what?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Bangkok Post

    ... own countries. For largely the same reason that Malaysia has been quietly offering resettlement for decades, The Gambia last Thursday offered to take all Rohingya. Authorities in Banjul cited a "sacred duty" to Islam. Told by a reporter of the ...

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  8. .com | Activists denounce Africa's silence over migrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | News24

    ... 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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  9. Gambian migrants undeterred by horrors of Med crossingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | The China Post

    ... took his money and mobile phone," he told AFP. "As the attacks on foreigners continued, we decided to return to the Gambia as we did not have enough money to pay smugglers to smuggle us to Italy." Fatty insisted that while life was tough in Libya, ...

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  10. .com | Gambian migrants undeterred by trek horrorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | News24

    ... took his money and mobile phone," he told AFP. "As the attacks on foreigners continued, we decided to return to the Gambia as we did not have enough money to pay smugglers to smuggle us to Italy." Fatty insisted that while life was tough in Libya, ...

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  11. Barrow picks The Gambia not SwedenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | BBC News

    ... Africa. "I believe even though Sweden have some very big and great players, I'll be able to be part of history in The Gambia, the country I was born in, and help it achieve its aims of an African Nations Cup and World Cup appearances," his statement ...

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

    Saturday May 23 | Yahoo!

    ... 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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  13. Gambia: Runaway Driver's Case Set for JudgmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | AllAfrica.com

    Presiding Magistrate Patrick Gomez of Kanifing Magistrates' Court yesterday, 21st May, 2015 adjourned the criminal trial involving the Inspector General of Police against One Mustapha Njie, a taxi driver allegedly charged for causing one Ya Binta Jarju's death on the 16th June, 2015 for judgment. It could be recalled that the accused person, Mustapha Njie is standing trial on two counts of rash and negligent act causing death and unlicensed driving contrary to the laws of The Gambia.

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  14. Gambia: African Liberation DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | AllAfrica.com

    The Gambia on Monday will join the rest of the African continent to commemorate another African Liberation Day. The day initially emerged on April 15, 1958, in Accra in Ghana, when African leaders and political activists gathered at the first Conference of Independent African States.

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  15. West Africa: ECOWAS Heads of State Approve Abidjan Declaration On Eradication of StatelessnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | AllAfrica.com

    ... ple are stateless or at risk of statelessness in West Africa, while more than 10 million worldwide are stateless. The Gambia on Monday will join the rest of the African continent to commemorate another African Liberation Day. The day see more>>

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  16. U.S. condemns anti-Gay threats by Gambia President Yahya JammehRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Seattle Gay News

    ... it.' In a May 11 statement, Rice condemned Jammeh's remarks and raised concerns about other anti-Gay moves in The Gambia. 'The recent unconscionable comments by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh underscore why we must continue to seek a world in which ...

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  17. Gambia offers to resettle all Rohingya boatpeopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Star Online

    ... to send the migrants to its shores, where it said it would set them up in refugee camps. "The government of the Gambia notes with grave concern the inhumane condition of the Rohingya people of Myanmar especially those referred to as 'boatpeople' ...

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  18. Lamin Touray jailed for 16 years for three sex attacks on lone womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Mail on Sunday

    Illegal immigrant who should have been thrown out of the country is jailed for 16 years for three sex attacks on lone women Lamin Touray, 36, has been jailed for 16 years for attempting to rape one woman and sexually assaulting another in Leeds, West Yorkshire and sexually assaulting a student in Newport, Wales An illegal immigrant who should have been kicked out of the country has been jailed for 16 years for three sex attacks on lone women. Lamin Touray, 36, forced one of his victims to the ground and attempted to rape her in a car park after following her home from a Christmas party in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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  19. Rubio's Gambian Human Rights Fiasco Gets WorseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | ThinkProgress

    ... principal Jennifer Lukawski registered with the Department of Justice in 2013 to lobby for the government of The Gambia, as part of a $45,000 a month (plus expenses) contract her firm signed with the regime. She and BGR agreed to "advocate and help ...

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  20. West Africa drops term limit planRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | BBC News

    A plan to restrict West African presidents to two terms in office has been dropped for the time being by heads of state. Togo and The Gambia, both with presidents who have been in power for more than two terms, opposed the idea, diplomats say.

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