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Developing countries fuel west Africa as cocaine hub

2016-06-24 07:38

Developing markets are fuelling an increase in cocaine trafficking through west Africa, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says in a new report.

Gambia admits prominent activist died in detention

2016-06-18 21:41

Gambian authorities have acknowledged that prominent opposition activist Solo Sandeng died after his arrest in April, Human Rights Watch and the slain campaigner's lawyer says.

Gambia bans drumming, dancing and music during Ramadan

2016-06-14 08:58

The Gambia has banned music, dancing and drumming during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, on pain of being arrested – and people are complying, police say.

Rights group: Gambia must end brutal crackdown

2016-06-03 09:58

Gambian activists and politicians have called on West Africa's economic body to take actions against Gambia for its brutal crackdown on rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in the run-up to elections later in the year.

Senegal-Gambia border reopens

2016-05-25 21:00

Senegal's border with the Gambia has reopened to commercial traffic after a three-month blockade caused by Senegalese truckers.

Gambia president hits out at Senegal over border dispute

2016-05-15 21:03

Provocative comments by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh have threatened to overshadow talks with Senegal aimed at resolving a three-month border blockade.

4 US citizens sentenced for attempted Gambian coup

2016-05-13 10:08

Four US citizens have been sentenced for their roles in a failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.

Gambia journalist on the run after escaping during trial

2016-04-22 10:43

A young journalist on trial for sedition in the Gambia has escaped from the hospital where he was receiving treatment under armed guard, according to court transcripts obtained by AFP.

Gambia minister says 'no clue' if opposition activists dead

2016-04-19 11:47

Gambia's information minister says he had "no clue" if detained opposition protesters had died in custody or where others were being detained, but asserted the two rare demonstrations they held were illegal.

Gambian opposition leader held amid fresh protests

2016-04-17 09:12

The leader of the Gambia's main political opposition has been arrested following a second round of demonstrations in the country, with supporters demanding answers over the death in custody of a senior party figure.

 

Gambia trio tortured for accusing president of ethnic slur

2016-06-21 23:02

Three men charged with sedition in the Gambia have been tortured in jail and made to sign false testimonies, their lawyer says, after they allegedly said the president disliked the country's majority ethnic group.

US monitoring Gambia's detention of Maryland woman

2016-06-16 07:32

The US says it is closely monitoring Gambia's detention of an American citizen from Maryland who was arrested during an anti-government demonstration while visiting her native country.

US embassy in Gambia closed after police guards removed

2016-06-10 06:17

The US embassy in Banjul has been closed for all but essential services after Gambian authorities removed its police protection.

Senegal's southern forests may disappear by 2018

2016-05-26 22:28

Senegal's heavily forested southern region of Casamance will have no tree cover left by 2018 if illegal logging driven by Chinese demand is not addressed.

Senegal-Gambia border talks break up

2016-05-16 21:59

A first round of Senegal-Gambia talks to end a three-month border blockade has ended without agreement.

Gambia, Senegal hold border blockade talks

2016-05-15 09:47

Senegal and Gambia are due to hold talks aimed at ending a three-month border blockade that has created shortages of essential daily items on both sides of the frontier.

Protests put Gambia's Jammeh under pressure

2016-05-06 12:26

Pressure is mounting on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh following a series of protests that pose a serious threat to his 20-year rule, a report says.

Gambia opposition leader, protesters charged

2016-04-21 21:56

A Gambian court has charged opposition activists with rioting, illegal protest and incitement to violence for organising a demonstration over the death in detention of a party member last week.

Gambia opposition activists die in custody

2016-04-17 21:02

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Gambia to thoroughly investigate the death in detention of opposition activist Solo Sandeng and two other party members.

Dozens beaten, held after rare Gambia protest

2016-04-16 17:47

Gambian security forces have beaten and rounded up dozens of political activists calling for the resignation of strongman President Yahya Jammeh ahead of his re-election attempt.

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