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Senegalese artists under pressure for performing for Gambia’s dictator

Senegalese artists under pressure for performing for Gambia’s dictator

Activists write open letter to award-winning singer set to stage a three-day concert in Gambia's capital Banjul, writes Buya Jammeh

Gambia: Jammeh promises to implement reforms

Gambia: Jammeh promises to implement reforms

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has bowed to EU pressure to implement political reforms -- including changing the country's restrictions on the media, Buya Jammeh reports

Gambia’s president wants to ditch English as official language

Gambia’s president wants to ditch English as official language

President Yahya Jammeh describes it as a "colonial legacy", writes Buya Jammeh

Gambia: Government suspected of blocking Viber

Gambia: Government suspected of blocking Viber

The increasingly authoritarian regime of Gambia is suspected of blocking the popular social media app Viber following weeks of speculation on the government's intentions. The government said it has not been banned and blames service providers for the outage. Buya Jammeh reports

Gambian journalist details his escape from Jammeh regime

Gambian journalist details his escape from Jammeh regime

Exiled Gambian journalist Omar Bah’s journey from his homeland to the United States is detailed in his memoir, Africa’s Hell on Earth. Buya Jammeh reports.

Gloomy days for Gambian journalists

Gloomy days for Gambian journalists

Barely three weeks after Gambia's president Yahya Jammeh announced the lifting of the ban on two private media institutions -- the Standard Newspaper and Terranga FM -- the government arrested two journalists, Buya Jammeh reports

Four places where social media could land you in jail

Four places where social media could land you in jail

Facebook has nearly 1.2 billion monthly active users –that’s nearly 20% of the total global population. Yet, in some countries harsh sanctions and time in jail can be imposed on those who comment on social media, in the majority of cases for speaking out against their government.

Gambia: Newspaper website blocked

Editors of the US-based newspaper Gambia Echo have seen access to their website from within Gambia blocked by the country’s government. In a letter sent to the US State Department on June 4, the imprint’s editor-in-chief claims the move is part of a trend under President Yahya Jammeh towards restricting

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