Articles about the Gambia from SocioLingo Africa

Africa in pictures : The Gambia

The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa that is entirely surrounded by Senegal except for its coastline on the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. It is the smallest country in mainland Africa. The Gambia is situated on either side of the Gambia River, the nation’s namesake, which […]

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Gambia – Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville

 Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville – on Gambia   We are concerned at the three-year prison sentences handed down last week to 30 members of the main opposition party in Gambia, including its leader Ousainou Darboe, following their participation in peaceful protests in mid-April. We also remain deeply concerned […]

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Gambia – United States Condemns Harsh Sentences, Calls for Unconditional Release of Prisoners

John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs The United States condemns the harsh sentences handed out to 30 people this week in The Gambia, including a U.S. citizen, for protesting peacefully. These sentences followed trials that raise legitimate questions about the degree to which they were fair and observed due process. […]

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European Parliament: Mejlis ban in Crimea, arrests in The Gambia, elections in Djibouti

EU Parliament and Human Rights issues Parliament condemns the banning of the Mejlis, the representative body of ethnic Crimean Tatars, urges the immediate release of all protestors arrested in an April electoral reform demonstration in The Gambia, and calls for a thorough investigation into the transparency of the re-election of President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh in […]

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