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Gambian resident killed by rebels in Southern Senegal
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Gambian resident killed by rebels in Southern Senegal

A Guinean, resident in the Gambia’s southern Foni region was shot and killed by separatist fighters at a border town in Senegal’s Casamance province, family members and the police said. Alpha Omar Jallow, 53, is a 30-year resident of Foni Bullock and works as a local coal worker, producing charcoal […]

Muhammed Bazzi ‘bribing’ village chiefs
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Muhammed Bazzi ‘bribing’ village chiefs

A Lebanese-born businessman linked to the country’s deposed ruler has been accused of bribing traditional rulers in communities where sand is mined. Muhammed Bazzii had offered such bribes of at least $2,500 to village chiefs, locally called Alkalos. For how long the practice has been going, is up for a […]