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Stories with place: Gambia
  • Gambia head pardons prisoners; Rights group calls out abuses 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:40 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - Gambia's leader on Wednesday marked the 21st anniversary of the military takeover that catapulted him into power by pardoning all prisoners convicted for treasonable offenses. The declaration, however, comes amid a rising climate of fear, Amnesty International said.

  • Gambia passes bill that increases deposit for candidates 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 1:16 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - Gambia's opposition says the recent passing of a bill that imposes high deposit amounts for political candidates makes it difficult for opposition members vying for the office.