If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Gambia's journalists, free from 2 decades of deadly dictatorship, now work to win trust
The tiny west African state of The Gambia has sworn-in an 11-member commission tasked with shedding light on summary executions, disappearances, torture, rape and other crimes under ousted dictator Yahya Jammeh.
Gambia's justice minister says authorities have identified four bodies exhumed last year to shed light on the circumstances of their deaths and allow their families to hold proper burials.
Gambia's president has named a new vice president in a major Cabinet reshuffle that also integrates a minister who served under former leader Yahya Jammeh.
Gambian president Adama Barrow has paid tribute to three young protesters killed by police in an anti-pollution rally, urging witnesses to come forward to a commission of inquiry set up by his government.
A 24-year-old student who was hit by police gunfire at an environmental protest in western Gambia has die, bringing the death toll from the violence to three, his campaign group says.
Gambia's president Adama Barrow has promised justice would be done after police killed two young protesters at an anti-pollution rally, vowing such an incident would not happen again.
The Gambian army has filed desertion charges against two renegade generals who went into exile with former president Yahya Jammeh last year, the force has told AFP.
Gambian President Adama Barrow has announced a suspension of the death penalty in his country, in a break from the former regime of the dictator Yahya Jammeh.
Gambian police arrested a university lecturer and kept him in overnight detention for questioning the president's ability to maintain national security in a newspaper interview, he has told AFP.
Hundreds of Gambians are grateful for the jobs created by a Chinese-run fish processing plant that arrived in 2014.
The tiny West African state of The Gambia will journey into its grim past on Monday as it begins a probe into atrocities committed under former dictator Yahya Jammeh.
Two of Gambian former strongman Yahya Jammeh's key ministers got back their former jobs in a sweeping reshuffle, the president's office has said.
Gambian prosecutors have charged five police officers with murder over the deaths of three young protesters at an anti-pollution rally.
Gambia's police say the national police inspector general has resigned after two civilians were shot dead this week during a demonstration against sand mining.
Human rights groups have pressured Gambia to hold accountable those who ordered police to "shoot and kill" two protesters this week, warning that the excessive force brings up painful memories of the previous government.
Two renegade generals who followed ex-Gambia president Yahya Jammeh into exile have pleaded not guilty to a charge of desertion brought by the military.
No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job, writes The Conversation.
Gambian police have arrested a university lecturer and kept him in overnight detention for questioning the president's ability to maintain national security in a newspaper interview.
Gambia's new president says taking over a bankrupt nation was "like carrying a mountain" and that stabilising the economy will take time after the former leader left it in tatters.
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