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Gambia

Country archive · 36 posts


Latest stories about Gambia

24 December 2013

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Are Volunteer Programs Empowering — or Exploitative?

Let's ask the volunteers to find out! In many countries, volunteers fulfill important basic services for governments and charities.

4 October 2013

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The Gambia Quits British Commonwealth, Calling It ‘Extension of Colonialism’

"The Gambia will never be a member of any neo-colonial institution," the West African country announced in a statement released this week.

12 July 2013

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New Internet Law in The Gambia Puts Gag on Government Criticism

Parliamentarians in the tiny West African state of the Gambia have ratified and passed a new law that seeks to tighten laws on Internet freedom. The law seeks to punish...

11 June 2013

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Senegal's Democratic Tradition Takes Worrisome Turn

Senegal has a solid tradition of democracy and protection of freedom of expression and human rights. But recent months have seen the West African nation's reputation as a stronghold for...

27 March 2013

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‘Thinking Big': Gambian IT Teacher Talks Moving the Classroom Online

Ousman Faal, a young computer instructor and IT professional from The Gambia, has traded the classroom for a blog. Global Voices recently caught up with Faal, the man behind Faal...

25 March 2013

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Nine Street Kids Die in Senegal Quran School Fire

A raging fire that broke out in Dakar, Senegal in a crowded Islamic school room where students were sleeping killed at least nine children on the night of Sunday 3...

22 February 2013

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Journalists Under Pressure in the Gambia Turn to Blogs

The hostile media landscape in the Gambia, marred by aggressive laws and regulatory measures that have almost crippled mainstream outlets, has some journalists in the country turning to blogs to...

14 February 2013

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Musicians Aim Fighting Words at the Gambia's Hardliner President

A popular music video featuring a group of artists taking aim at the president of the Gambia's tightening grip on the West African country has gone viral among Gambians home...

28 October 2012

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Gambia: Dramatic Increase in Executions

Nine prisoners were put to death on one day in August 2012. The sudden increase in capital punishment over the last few months as well as confusing declarations from President...

7 March 2012

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Africa: Interview With Africa Desk Officer at the Committee to Protect Journalists

Abdoulaye Bah interviews Mohamed Keita who runs the Africa desk of the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to promote press freedom worldwide by defending...

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