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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...
Explainer: Tracing the history of Sudan’s Janjaweed militia
Explainer: Tracing the history of Sudan’s Janjaweed militia
Former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was finally removed from...
The slow-motion assassination of Mohamed Morsi
The slow-motion assassination of Mohamed Morsi
In Egypt’s long history, there has been only a single leadership election which can reasonably be considered free and fair. That election,...
Egypt's former president Morsi buried in Cairo
Egypt's former president Morsi buried in Cairo
Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried in Cairo on Tuesday, his lawyer said, a day after he collapsed in court and...
Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in historic judgment
Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in historic judgment
In a victory for queer people in Botswana, the Gaborone high court on Tuesday ruled sections of Botswana’s Penal Code which criminalises same-sex...
I question France’s motives, says Burkina Faso’s defence minister
I question France’s motives, says Burkina Faso’s defence minister
At Ellis Park Stadium, as he observed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration — as he watched the fighter jets scream overhead, and the...
28 years later, Ethiopia’s ruling party must end impunity for human rights abuses
28 years later, Ethiopia’s ruling party must end impunity for human rights abuses
A loud explosion shook the ground in the early afternoon of 28 May 1991. It was followed by a massive fire visible from afar. Half an hour later,...
Freedom comes at the cost of love
Freedom comes at the cost of love
Close on five years into his forced conscription into the Syrian army, bombs smashed into the military base in the city of Deir ez-Zor, where Fadi...
Freed Myanmar journos a symbol of Suu Kyi's tarnished image
Freed Myanmar journos a symbol of Suu Kyi's tarnished image
The case of two Reuters journalists — freed in Myanmar on Tuesday — played a key part in shredding Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's...

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