Gambia

 
Yes, victims can bring Gambia’s dictator to justice
Yes, victims can bring Gambia’s dictator to justice
In an article for The Conversation, republished by the Mail & Guardian, Sophie Gallop (“Despite...
Despite mounting abuse claims, here’s why Jammeh is unlikely to face justice soon
Despite mounting abuse claims, here’s why Jammeh is unlikely to face justice soon
Two weeks ago, new allegations were added to a litany of human rights abuses that have been levied against the former president of The Gambia,...
Q&A: How Jammeh rape allegations were uncovered
Q&A: How Jammeh rape allegations were uncovered
During his 22-year dictatorial rule that ended in early 2017, Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh, used his power as well as state...
Former Gambian dictator Jammeh was a 'serial sexual predator'
Former Gambian dictator Jammeh was a 'serial sexual predator'
Yahya Jammeh, a brutal dictator who ruled the Gambia for more than two decades, was forced out of office in January 2017 — despite his best...
SA drops in World Press Freedom rankings
SA drops in World Press Freedom rankings
South Africa has dropped to number 31 out of 180 countries surveyed in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders...
This former dictator invented a fake HIV cure, but banned female genital cutting
This former dictator invented a fake HIV cure, but banned female genital cutting
Jakumba Ceesay was angry. In a far-away capital city, in dimly-lit government offices filled with men, lawmakers were trying to tell her what...
Corruption is not just an African thing
Corruption is not just an African thing
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Gambia’s deposed dictator, Yahya Jammeh, was fabulously corrupt. A new investigation by the...
Bank at heart of Gambian tyranny
Bank at heart of Gambian tyranny
Yahya Jammeh once said he would rule the Gambia for “one billion years”. His rule proved somewhat shorter — he lost the presidential...
No truth for Gambia’s queer people
No truth for Gambia’s queer people
Gambia is accounting for its past. Two years after the end of Yahya Jammeh’s brutal 23-year rule, the country’s Truth, Reconciliation and...
Gambia truth commission starts to address Jammeh-era rights abuses
Gambia truth commission starts to address Jammeh-era rights abuses
A truth and reconciliation commission has begun to investigate alleged rights abuses during the 22-year-long rule of Yahya Jammeh. Authorities...
Digging up the dead: A how-to guide
Digging up the dead: A how-to guide
It is not a good day to be digging up the dead. On this particular Wednesday in November, a hot wind blows through central Pretoria, stirring up...
Gambia launches probe into ex-dictator's abuse
Gambia launches probe into ex-dictator's abuse
The West African state of The Gambia on Monday launched an 11-member truth commission tasked with shedding light on summary executions, disappearances, torture, rape and other crimes under regime of ousted dictator Yahya Jammeh....

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