Gambian Members Of Parliament To Uphold Skin-Bleaching Ban
Gambian lawmakers on Monday rejected a government proposal to lift a ban on skin-lightening products, which are widely used across Africa. Skin lightening is also practised in other parts of the world such as South Asia and the Middle East and is particularly popular among women. However, it is controversial, with many people arguing that…
Ex-Gambia president Jammeh linked to death of 59 migrants, including 9 Nigerians
Testimony before Gambia’s truth commission implicating then-president Yahya Jammeh in the summary execution in 2005 of about 59 West African migrants, including some nine Nigerians, should be followed by criminal accountability, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International said today. From February 24 to March 11, 2021, witnesses told the Gambia Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission…
Nigerian man calls for justice as Gambia ex-president linked to murder of 59 West African migrants
Nigerian man whose brother was among about 59 West African migrants killed in Gambia in 2005 by a paramilitary unit controlled by then-president Yahya Jammeh, told Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC) on March 2, 2021 that he wants to see those responsible brought to justice. Gambian and international human rights groups have been monitoring the commission hearings,…
Gambia president's new party sets sights on December vote
Gambian president Adama Barrow said a new political party he set up just over a year ago was prepared to represent all Gambians in an election
Gambia court ruling may clear way for Jammeh prosecution
The Gambia's Supreme Court has ruled that an ally of ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh can be prosecuted, in a landmark case that could clear the way towards charges against the former autocrat himself.
Aubameyang, Gabon team forced to sleep on airport floor in Gambia before qualifier
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night sleeping on the airport floor ahead of their vital Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Gambia, reports ESPN.
Guinea’s foreign policy at a glance in last 62 years
Since its independence was proclaimed on October 2nd 1958 after the historical “NO” to French-African Community proposal, the first independent former French colony in SSA
Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to top UN court
Myanmar has submitted its first report to the International Court of Justice on steps it has taken to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims, the UN's top court said Monday.
Bangladeshi imam dies from coronavirus in Gambia
An itinerant Muslim imam from Bangladesh has died in The Gambia after preaching in several other countries, becoming the tiny West African nation's first coronavirus fatality, the health ministry said.