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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 […]

Gambia highways turn to dumpsites
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Gambia highways turn to dumpsites

Driving on the highway leading into Gambia’s commercial capital, Serrekunda, you will not miss the heaps of garbage that dot the sides of the road. Gambians had on Saturday took part in what is locally called ‘setsetal,’ a day long cleansing exercise in which all citizens participate to keep the […]