Banjul

By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 12th, 2013
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Press Release: OHCHR UN expert to assess human rights situation in Eritrea through neighbouring countries Banjul,  – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Beedwantee Keetharuth, today regretted that the Eritrean Government continues to deny her access to asse...
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In Article
Nov 23rd, 2012
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Last week I attended a sub-regional journalist’s conference organized by East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) at the outskirts of Kampala. The very first day of the conference coincided with the deliberation of Ethiopia’s bid for a seat at the United Nations Human Rights C...
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In Gambia
May 16th, 2012
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Banjul – A Gambian court on Wednesday sentenced the country’s former anti-drug chief and his deputy to eight years in jail for drug trafficking and a host of other related charges. Ibrahim Bun Sunneh, former head of the National Drug Enforcement Agency, and his deputy Karamo Bojang, were ...
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In Documents
May 2nd, 2012
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ECOWAS has imposed diplomatic, economic and financial sanctions on Guinea Bissau after talks in Banjul on 29th April 2012 between Foreign Ministers of the regional Contact Group and Guinea Bissau’s political stakeholders failed to reach an arrangement to return the country to constitutional rul...
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In Gambia
Apr 10th, 2012
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Banjul – Gambian police arrested 15 men “suspected of homosexuality” at a bar in a suburb of the capital Banjul, police sources told AFP on Tuesday. The men, all Gambians except one Senegalese, were arrested late on Monday when police raided a bar in a popular tourist area. Officers...
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In Gambia
Mar 6th, 2012
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Banjul – Gambia’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld a request by the government to lift economic sanctions imposed on Libyan assets during the toppled regime of Muammar Gaddafi. The move restores tens of millions of dollars in property invested by the Libyan Arab African Investment Company (...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
Feb 14th, 2012
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Banjul – Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday reiterated his stance that he would never accept homosexuality in his country, after recent pressure from abroad on African states to respect gay rights. “We know what human rights are. Human beings of the same sex cannot marry or date,&#...
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In Ghana
Feb 14th, 2012
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A Ghanaian drug baron who connived with three foreigners to import more than two tones (2,000 kilogrammes) of cocaine from Columbia for re-export to The Gambia in 2010 has been arrested. The street value of the cocaine is estimated at $400 million. The security agencies, acting in concert with offici...
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In Press Releases
Jan 18th, 2012
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LONDON, United-Kingdom, January 18, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Amnesty International today called for the immediate release of four activists arrested over the distribution of T-shirts calling for an end to dictatorship in the Gambia. One activist, Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh, the c...
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In Gabon
Jan 18th, 2012
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Banjul – A court in Gambia on Monday sentenced a former information minister, who is also a US national, to life in prison for plotting to overthrow the government of President Yahya Jammeh. Judge Emmanuel Nkea found Amadou Scatred Janneh and three others guilty of treason for “conspiring...