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The Gambia: Activists mark 20 years of iron-fisted repression

Today marks 20 years of the rule of fear in The Gambia under President Yahya Jammeh. The Gambian government must abolish the laws and iron fisted practices that have resulted in two decades of widespread human rights violations, Amnesty International said as it joined forces with other human rights groups for a global day of action marking 20 years since …

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Gambia:Journalist Baboucarr Ceesay Forced Into a Vehicle; Is This Another Chief Manneh Scenario?

Some eight years ago, journalist Ebrima Manneh Alias Chief Manneh, disappeared into thin air without a trace of him. Eventhough there were sources who said he was picked up at the Daily Observer office, his former place of work. Friday 8th March 2013 another jourmalists, this time  Baboucarr Ceesay of the Gambia Press Union, and formerly of the Daily News was said …

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Gambia: PDOIS LETTER TO IEC CHAIRMAN

Issued by Halifa Sallah 8th March 2013   Mr. Mustapha Carayol Independent Electoral Commission    SUBJECT: COMMENTS ON THE OPPOSITION AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS The Central Committee of PDOIS has followed your comments with keen interest. The Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS), the state media, which we have no access to as a political party to express divergent views, had …

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Sierra Leone: Celebrating Democracy

As Sierra Leone prepares for the Presidential Inauguration on Friday, February 22nd, the final process that puts in motion the Ernest Koroma Administration, following the elections of November 17, 2012, there have been criticisms in some quarters, questioning the essentiality of the inauguration process. Much of the criticism is based on what the cynics claim is going to be unnecessary …

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