Category - gambia

  • December 13, 2017

    Gambia’s truth commission bill, to be debated on 13 December 13 2017, is an important opportunity to shed light on human rights violations committed during the rule of former President Yahya Jammeh, Human Rights Watch says.

  • February 27, 2017

    The Gambian government have said that former President Yahya Jammeh stole at least $50 million, and left the government with a debt of $1 billion. The most recent figure from the IMF is that the Gambia’s total government debt is $881 million.

  • February 2, 2014

    Archbishop S. Tilewa Johnson, Anglican primate of the Church of the Province of West Africa, has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of just 59.

  • August 26, 2012

    Amnesty International says it has received 'credible reports' that nine persons were executed on the evening of 23 August in Gambia.

  • March 19, 2009

    Amnesty International says 1,000 people in Gambia have been kidnapped from their villages by 'witch doctors', taken to secret detention centres and forced to drink hallucinogenic concoctions.

  • January 5, 2009

    A British missionary couple sentenced to one year's hard labour for writing emails which were interpreted as criticising the Gambian government are hoping for a pardon after a public apology.

  • February 12, 2008

    The Gambia is a very narrow, very densely populated strip of land almost totally surrounded by Senegal. Aside from a flaring of tensions with neighbouring Senegal over a military coup that overthrew the president in 1994, it is fortunate to have experienced long periods of peace. Sponsor a child in the Gambia here