- 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.