Author: Mustapha Darboe

Members of Gambia's Army forces are seen in a stadium in Banjul, Gambia December 5, 2016. Picture taken December 5, 2016. REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon
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Gambia: Four soldiers arrested for suspected mutiny

An unspecified number of Gambian soldiers are being investigated for alleged “mutinous acts, defamatory, scandalous and unethical” behavior, military spokesperson Lt. Col. Omar Bojang said. At least four soldiers have been arrested in connection with a suspected mutiny by the authorities in the West African nation. The soldiers being investigated […]

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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Gambia abandons harsh 2013 ‘Nana’ internet law

The Gambia’s government has conceded that the country’s internet law, which prescribes a 15-year prison term and a fine of D3 million ($70,000) for anyone convicted of using the internet to spread false news, make derogatory statements, incite dissatisfaction, or instigate violence against the government or public officials, is unconstitutional. […]