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Gambia records highest daily jump in coronavirus cases

Coronavirus cases continues to surge in Gambia, as the country reported a 17% rise on Thursday, its biggest ever daily jump, according to the data from the health ministry.The ministry said 136 new infections were recorded, around 30% of...

Gambia government officials ravaged by Covid-19

Three ministers in Gambia's government have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, days after the West African nation's president went into self-isolation.President Adama Barrow said last week he would self-isolate for two weeks after Vice President Isatou Touray...

Gambian man in US charged for torturing prisoners

A Gambian man, Michael Sang Corea living in Denver, Colorado USA was arrested Thursday on federal torture charges for his alleged role in abusing political prisoners suspected of plotting a failed coup in The Gambia in 2006.Michael Sang Correa,...

Gambia hunt for 14 quarantined for coronavirus who violently escaped

Gambian authorities were on Friday searching for 14 people who broke out of a hotel where they had been quarantined as a coronavirus precaution and escaped, health officials said.The group was among 32 passengers who arrived on a flight...

Former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh’s home gutted by fire

Gambian ex-president Yahya Jammeh's palatial country residence, where he allegedly administered a self-invented Aids cure, has been partially "gutted by fire", the West African state's army said on Thursday.Located in Jammeh's home village of Kanilai in western Gambia, his...

Gambia cracks down on protest movement, 3 dead, 137 arrested

The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which medical officials say three protesters were killed.Tension has been building in The Gambia, a tiny...

Gambia justice minister vow to arrest Jammeh if he returns

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will be arrested if he attempts to return to the country, according to Justice Minister Aboubacarr Tambadou's interview with the BBC.The Justice minister said he would like to prosecute Mr Jammeh himself over his...

Thousands of Jammeh supporters rally in Gambia, call for his return

Thousands of supporters of The Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh have demonstrated on the outskirts of the capital Banjul, demanding his return from self-exile. The protest on Thursday came days after Jammeh was heard in an audio recording insisting that the West African state...

Jitters in Gambia over ex-president Jammeh’s plan to return from exile

The Gambia has warned its ousted leader Yahya Jammeh not to try to return home from his exile in Equatorial Guinea.Mr Jammeh's safety couldn't be guaranteed if he did return without permission, a government spokesman told the BBC.A spokesman...

Gambians demand president Barrow honour agreement to quit after 3 years

Gambians in their thousands poured into the street of the capital Banjul to call on President Adama Barrow to keep his promise to quit after three years in office and step down next month.The public backlash that Barrow is...
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ReutersWhite South African farmers and rival Black protesters hurled abuse and threats at each other on Friday ahead of a court hearing in a...

The Tragic Silence: Rising Cases of Violence Against Women and Poor Policy Response

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Somali al Shabaab militants ambush soldiers, kill 8

Associated PressSomalia’s extremist group, al Shabaab have carried out an attack killing at least eight soldiers in an ambush in the country’s south, according...