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Gambia rejoins Commonwealth under new president

The Gambia was readmitted to the Commonwealth on Thursday, welcomed back following the democratic election of President Adama Barrow, who reversed the shock pullout of 2013. 512 more words


Ageing Gambians seek justice over ex-leader's fake AIDS cure

Some 9,000 Gambians were forced to give up conventional medicine in favour of ex-president’s homemade cures

The president had found a cure for AIDS. That was the news that reached Ousman Sowe, the head of a Gambian AIDS support network, one day in 2007. 834 more words


Press: IRIN News - One year on, victims of Jammeh demand justice, The Gambia

‘Since Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea a year ago, the victims of his brutal rule have been driving the demand for justice.’ 97 more words


On this day: Gambia breaks free from tyranny

If the United States plunged down to dictatorship on 20 January 2017, the Gambia just broke the chains the following day, when troops of ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) arrived to oust the dictator (and hipster) Yahya Jammeh. 619 more words

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Macky Sall and the Casamance: New Attempts to resolve an Old Conflict

Across cultures, in the world, New Year’s Eve constitutes more than just the beginning of a new period. To many, it represents an opportunity not only to enjoy festivities but to state a noble intent: to undertake or accomplish something that has not yet reached a favorable end. 834 more words


'We Never Gave up - stories of courage in Gambia' documentary, Amnesty International

‘We Never Gave Up: Stories of Courage in Gambia’

I’m truly honoured to have been asked to make this documentary for Amnesty International, with writer/co-producer, Louise Hunt, editor, Tom Thistlethwaite, second camera  129 more words


Killed by ignorance

A piece for the Daily Telegraph on the dreadful consequences of the “herbal” HIV cure promoted by Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh

For a president who claimed to have supernatural powers, it was just another example of his benign magical touch. 1,022 more words