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In Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore was ousted by protests in 2014 after he tried to amend the constitution to extend his decades-long rule, while Gambia's ruler Yahya Jammeh fled after regional pressure ended his 22-year reign last year. Johnson Sirleaf said she was optimistic about recent transfers of ...
In Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore was ousted by protests in 2014 after he tried to amend the constitution to extend his decades-long rule, while Gambia's ruler Yahya Jammeh fled after regional pressure ended his 22-year reign last year. Johnson Sirleaf said she was optimistic about recent transfers of ...

Aids and Gambia's legacy of lies. Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh will be the first African head of state to be tried for violating the rights of HIV-positive people ...
They began using the hashtag #GambiaHasDecided when former president Yahya Jammeh refused to vacate his office and hand over power after suffering electoral defeat. In addition to spreading the word over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the anti-Jammeh campaign also encouraged citizens to ...
ECOWAS forced Yahya Jammeh from power because they wanted to safeguard the lives , property and economy of Gambia and west Africa. Why can't SADC do the same? Is it because most sadc leaders have something in common with Kabila ? Pluck out that selfishness and consider for the suffering ...
Actually Gambia had a dictator [Yahya Jammeh] and when they changed the government [now under Adama Barrow], the Minister of Education position was given to one of my old principals. In one of his speeches, my old principal's last words were "Forward Ever, Backwards Never" so I googled those ...

Ideally, Charles Taylor should have been tried in Liberia or perhaps in Sierra Leone but not far away in The Hague and ideally, Yahya Jammeh should be tried in The Gambia', she said. In essence, and for reasons of legitimacy, she added, people should think about ways, methods or plans to have trial in ...
President Adama Barrow last year took over in Gambia from Yahya Jammeh after 22 years, while Robert Mugabe was replaced in Zimbabwe by Emmerson Mnangagwa after 37 years. Jose Eduardo dos Santos was replaced in Angola by Joao Lourenco after 38 years. Reporters Without Borders, however, ...
RSF noted that the media situation has greatly improved since the end of ex-President Yahya Jammeh's 22-year-rule. The situation of press freedom on the continent of Africa improved compared to last year's Index, although RSF noted there was a wide variation between the countries. Turkey, which has ...
Gambia's Information minister Demba Ali Jawo has countered the country's former Secretary General and head of the civil service Momodou Sabally on his comments in a recent one-on-one interview with GRTS where he was quoted saying that the British were pressuring former President Yahya Jammeh ...
... the preliminary objection raised by the defense counsel regarding the court's jurisdiction and ordered that the accused persons take their pleas today. It would be recalled that the two former top military officers left the jurisdiction in Jan. 2017 with Ex-President Yahya Jammeh to the Central African country, ...
World malaria day: Uganda aims for zero infections+++ethnic conflicts continue to rock central Nigeria+++press freedom on the decline+++Gambians who miss Yahya Jammeh+++DRC's dangerous Virunga National Park. Listen to audio 29:58 ...
Attracting international media attention and the support of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Dukureh's campaign found success in November 2015 when former Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, announced the practice would be outlawed. More recently, the campaigner has called on the ...
Ousman Sonko was Gambia's Interior minister under Yahya Jammeh from 2006 and 2016 – a period when grave crimes against humanity and human rights violations were committedunder his watch. He was suspected of taking part in torture, including in detention centres. “The speaker of the Federal ...
According to Barrow, he remains concerned about the Gambia's security situation but stressed that it was a learning curve for the country after over two decades of misrule and dictatorship by exiled former leader Yahya Jammeh. Barrow told the BBC in an interview that the Jammeh generals who reportedly ...
In Gambia in 2016, when President Yahya Jammeh lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow after 22 years in power, it kickstarted a process of international pressure and negotiation that ended with his peaceful deposition and exile. But this remains the exception, not the rule. As a result, governments that ...
In Gambia in 2016, when President Yahya Jammeh lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow after 22 years in power, it kickstarted a process of international pressure and negotiation that ended with his peaceful deposition and exile. But this remains the exception, not the rule. As a result, governments that ...

He was ill for some time prior to his unfortunate demise. Mr. Jammeh recently returned home after living in exile in neighboring Senegal for nearly four years. He was in the good books of the exiled Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, until the duo had fallen out. Hence, which led to his absconding to Senegal ...
They began using the hashtag #GambiaHasDecided when former president Yahya Jammeh refused to vacate his office and hand over power after suffering electoral defeat. In addition to spreading the word over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the anti-Jammeh campaign also encouraged citizens to ...
Last year, Political leaders in The Gambia have expressed interest in repealing the horrific anti-LGBT legislation that was signed into law by former President Yahya Jammeh in 2014. The current law allows life sentences for “repeat offenders” or individuals found guilty of “aggravated homosexuality.”.
Under former President Yahya Jammeh, sleep didn't come easy for most Gambians, Dampha said. “It was crazy,” he said. “People would go to bed thinking whether they will make it to the following morning without getting arrested.” Jammeh came to power through a coup in 1994 and became infamous for ...
Under former President Yahya Jammeh, sleep didn't come easy for most Gambians, Dampha said. “It was crazy,” he said. “People would go to bed thinking whether they will make it to the following morning without getting arrested.” Jammeh came to power through a coup in 1994 and became infamous for ...
Families of victims of enforced disappearance under the 22-year regime of Yahya Jammeh have yesterday swore that they will not relent in their quest for justice until the ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh pays for the crimes committed against them. The group, estimated three dozen, gathered at the Arch of Banjul ...
Ladies and Gentlemen, the sum total of all of this is that many Gambians became enablers to the human rights abuses of Yahya Jammeh at varying degrees and for many, they were later to realize that even their families and themselves will be eventually affected either directly or Indirectly- At the end, there ...
... democracy with their lives; that the dictator Yahya Jammeh has been ousted by the people and that the country will never return to dictatorial regime. However, Fatoumata lamented the status of the victim's families and called for them to be supported. She called on donors especially international partners, ...
Under cross-examination yesterday, Mr. Sonko confirmed that he was called by MA Kharafi who was in Cairo, Egypt at the time for the sale of the hotel to the then exiled former President Yahya Jammeh. According to him, no formal receipt was given to him after the payment of $10,000,000 which he said ...
Despite the fact that Yahya Jammeh knew he lost and contemplating his “life after presidency along with his cabal, IEC's error gave them the wherewithal to backtrack on his acceptance of the results. The rest is history. We did not want to see a repeat of such unfortunate situations that happened post 2016 ...
Khama, a former soldier, entered politics and succeeded Festus Mogae in 2008. Under his tenure, Botswana had a no-nonsense diplomatic stance that saw the country criticize the United States over a Jerusalem vote. Botswana broke diplomatic ties with The Gambia at a time Yahya Jammeh was refusing ...
In sum, the award is a testament to Fatou's tireless and fearless work in documenting gross human rights violations in the Gambia during the rule of former President Yahya Jammeh in particular, but also for her persistent efforts in strengthening human rights, democracy and the rule of law throughout the ...
The election chairman, Alieu Momar Njie, described the local government election as free and transparent. This is the second election conducted by the IEC since the fall of former ruler, Yahya Jammeh of the APRC. Civil society organisations have also described the 2018 Local Government election as free ...
The sad events that occur on these fateful days have left the entire country under shock, and are mainly seen by many observers as catalyst for the politic process that led to the end of Yahya Jammeh's 22-year rule. Dubbed 'Solo Sandeng Freedom March', the commemorative event followed the path taken ...
... Commonwealth is vast — accounting for almost a third of the world's population, 2.4 billion — and includes countries ranging in size from India (1.26 billion people) to Tuvalu (100,000). It is also expanding; Gambia rejoined in February after the removal of its longtime authoritarian leader, Yahya Jammeh.
... Commonwealth is vast — accounting for almost a third of the world's population, 2.4 billion — and includes countries ranging in size from India (1.26 billion people) to Tuvalu (100,000). It is also expanding; Gambia rejoined in February after the removal of its longtime authoritarian leader, Yahya Jammeh.
Boisterous, short and intimidating, Sandeng's militant opposition laid bare the crisis of legitimacy facing President Yahya Jammeh. “Protest” that tried and tested silencing tactic of so many colonial and post-colonial regimes, was employed. But it only deepens the crisis. The West-field Junction protest on ...
... former government of President Yahya Jammeh. “In broad daylight, gunmen shot and killed numerous unarmed school children who were exercising their Constitutional rights to freedom of expression and assembly, by protesting the manner of investigations into crimes allegedly committed against two of ...
BANJUL. Gambians voted on Thursday in the first local elections since long-time former ruler Yahya Jammeh left the country more than a year ago. Local councils in the country's 120 constituencies are currently dominated by Jammeh's former party, the APRC, but supporters of President Adama Barrow ...
The same goes for Gambia, as it continues with a host of reforms following the ouster of President Yahya Jammeh in 2016. "It's a great thing. I feel so much victorious. Look, here is something I was fighting for, for 40-something years. It's become real," said Baba Leigh, a prominent Gambian activist who was ...
Dictator Yahya Jammeh's APRC party won few seats in the Kombos and rural Gambia. The party has a long way to make a comeback. Jammeh's ugly past is hunting the party. The PDOIS, which is Gambia's oldest party won couple of seats. Though, the PDOIS results doesn't suggest that the party is ready ...
Gambians voted on Thursday in the first local elections since longtime former ruler Yahya Jammeh left the country more than a year ago. Local councils in the country's 120 constituencies are currently dominated by Jammeh's former party, the APRC, but supporters of President Adama Barrow expect to ...
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, and BANJUL, Gambia—It's been just over a year since Gambia's former president, Yahya Jammeh, left office after 23 years in power. His fall has given students who had fled the regime to neighboring countries a new lease on their educational careers. For the first time, young ...
The December 2016 presidential poll led to the ouster of long serving Yahya Jammeh who had ruled for 22 years. He has since flown into exile in Equatorial Guinea. Legislative elections of April 2017 saw Jammeh's party lose grounds in the legislature. Under the auspices of the Independent Electoral ...
Assistant Superintendent of Police Delo Baldeh, yesterday told the Janneh Commission that Yahya Jammeh has properties which are located in various Regions across the country. He made this exposure through Power Point presentations by staff of the Physical Planning Department. The presentation ...
Assistant Superintendent of Police Delo Baldeh, yesterday told the Janneh Commission that Yahya Jammeh has properties which are located in various Regions across the country. He made this exposure through Power Point presentations by staff of the Physical Planning Department. The presentation ...
Mr. Bayo who appeared in connection to land leased to Yahya Jammeh and Gambia Milling Corporation also gave a background on portfolios he held under the former governments. Prior to his testimony, Mrs. Bensouda told him that he approved a leased land belonging to the Gambia Ports Authority ...
Jammeh said the government of former president, Yahya Jammeh, ignored them in terms of treatment and accessing justice. "Fourteen victims are in their graves, leaving their parents, family members, school mates, teachers and friends with bitter memories in their minds and sores in their hearts which ...
A Gambian-Finland based politician has warned that the 22 years dictatorship rule by former President Yahya Jammeh should be a big lesson for all Gambians, despite our political, religious and ethnic differences. Kebba Sabally, a native of Mandor village, Central Badibou now resident of Farato village in ...
10/11 April 2000 was perhaps the darkest chapter of the 22 year rule of former President Yahya Jammeh. In broad daylight, gunmen shot and killed numerous unarmed school children who were exercising their constitutional rights to freedom of expression and assembly by protesting the manner of ...
While the 1990s marked the start of community forestry in the Gambia and an increase in forest cover, progress stalled in the next decade, when the policy was all but stopped by dictatorial President Yahya Jammeh. The new government, elected in late 2016, plans to increase the forest areas owned by ...
Like Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh, who claimed he had an herbal cure for AIDS, Trump has cast doubt on vaccines. As president, Trump has attacked the press, run a Cabinet mired in corruption scandals and given his children incredible — and undeserved — political power and access.
Investigators yesterday continued to present more properties acquired by the former President, Yahya Jammeh , in West Coast Region and districts within the region. The lead investigator, ASP Delo Baldeh, continued his testimony on the properties of the former president in Kombo districts and Fonis as ...


 

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