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Gamtel didn’t see a dime from gateway revenue
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Gamtel didn’t see a dime from gateway revenue

Gambia’s state-owned telecom company, Gamtel has not received a dime out of millions of dollars generated by its international gateway, its managing director, Sulayman Susso said. Telecom company and its cellular subsidiary, Gamcel are facing blackmail and sabotage from an international biller, MGI, which was contracted by the country’s ex-regime. […]

Police: UDP supporters planned to disrupt GDC rally
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Police: UDP supporters planned to disrupt GDC rally

Police in The Gambia said they had received an intelligence report that political adversaries were planning to disrupt a rally of a major opposition party in its southern city of Brikama. Gambian authorities are facing sharp criticism for what opposition supporters call a “deliberate denial” to issue a permit for […]

People hold placards reading "Gambia made its choice, save democracy in Gambia, save the new Gambia" during a protest in support of Gambia by Senegalese NGOs and civil rights groups in Dakar on December 17, 2017.
Longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who initially conceded defeat in a December 1 presidential poll, has lodged a Supreme Court case to challenge the result, despite pressure from the international community for him to cede power peacefully. The opposition in the small West African country, however, fears Jammeh will use a judicial system -- considered by experts to lack independence -- to give legitimacy to his attempt to hang on to power. / AFP / SEYLLOU        (Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)
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Colonial laws hurting Gambia’s press freedom

Colonial laws meant to control information and subdue citizens used by ex-President Yahya Jammeh continues to flourish in the small country, pushing journalists into self-censorship. Gambia’s new government, however, has conceded that laws such as sedition are unconstitutional and as part of its media reform program, will get rid of […]

18 dead in Burkina Faso terror attack
Africa

18 dead in Burkina Faso terror attack

At least 18 people, including eight foreigners, were killed during a suspect attack by Al-Qaeda fighters in a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital. The attack is the latest in West Africa targeting popular tourist destinations in the volatile region, where Al-Qaeda in the Maghrib has footprints. Many of […]