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  • Africa: Analysts, Activists Explore Dividends from Empowering Women

    BOTSWANA, 2018/01/06 Imagine a next Africa where patriarchy is dead and additional women are economically empowered to provide for their own basic needs; one in which they continue to shatter the proverbial glass ceilings to occupy top leadership positions in all spheres. Imagine an African woman who isn’t limited by the imaginary walls society has set for her and can aim to reach her full potential through hard work like her male counterparts.
  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Gambia's Exiled President Accused of Massive Public Theft

    GAMBIA, 2017/06/06 Gambia's government used a court order Monday to seize assets belonging to exiled former President Yahya Jammeh. They include nearly 90 bank accounts and 14 companies linked to Jammeh. Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou says Jammeh stole $50 million in public funds before fleeing Gambia for Equatorial Guinea in January. Jammeh and his associates have been unavailable for comment since he left the country.
  • West African Regional Bloc Extends Military Mission in Gambia

    GAMBIA, 2017/06/06 West African troops have extended their military mission in Gambia by one year next entering the country in January to force out longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, regional bloc ECOWAS said on Monday. About 500 ECOWAS troops remain in Gambia of the original 7,000 that crossed over from neighboring Senegal to compel Jammeh to go into exile and leave the presidency to Adama Barrow, who defeated him in a December election.
  • Gambia Women ordered to wear headscarves in Gambia public offices

    GAMBIA, 2016/01/07 The U-turn was made in a presidential directive to public sector employees, effective from December 31, 2015. The memo states: "All female staff within the government ministries, departments and agencies are no longer allowed to expose their hair during official working hours...Female staff are advised to use chief ties and neatly wrap their hair." The decision was greeted with shock by civil rights groups next President Yahya Jammeh before pledged that there would be no change in dress code for women. That promise was made in mid-December at the same time as he declared the roughly 90-% Muslim majority country an Islamic republic.
  • Gambia's President Declares Islamic Statehood.

    GAMBIA, 2015/12/15 Gambia's president has declared the West African country an Islamic republic, saying the decision was made because Islam is the religion of most citizens and the country must break away from its colonial completed. President Yahya Jammeh made the declaration at the end of a political rally held on Friday at the coastal village Brufut, about 15km west of the capital Banjul. "In line with the country's religious identity and values, I proclaim Gambia as an Islamic national," the Gambian leader said. About 90 % of Gambia's 1.8 million people are Muslim. The country gained independence from Britain in 1965.
  • More Than Hundred Gambians Face Eviction in Italy

    ITALY, 2015/06/13 At least one hundred and twenty-one Gambian youths, all men, are to be evicted from the Italian city of Torino next the city council passed an order that all African refugees occupying the city illegally be evicted. The Gambians are part additional than a thousand African refugees said to have been occupying the city illegally for about seven years. A lot of of those who are facing eviction have before on applied to be granted refugee status in Italy, but were rejected. Even those who were granted, just like those denied, have no better places to live than the places they were just evicted from.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • UN independent rights experts on working tour of Gambia

    GAMBIA, 2014/11/04 Two UN appropriate rapporteurs for human rights are on five-day tour of Gambia at the invitation of the government to examine the legal framework and existing practices related to imposition of the death penalty and assess the country's level of conformity with international law. Christof Heyns, rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; and Juan Méndez, rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; arrived in Banjul on 1 November 2014. This is the initial official visit ever to Gambia by experts of the Human Rights Council Appropriate Procedures.
  • Two leaders charged in Gambia for disobeying Presidential order

    DAKAR CITY, 2014/08/16 Gambia has charged two community leaders to court for allegedly disobeying a presidential order by celebrating the last Eid el Fitr on 29 July instead of the officially-sanctioned date of 28 July Sheikh Muhideen Hydara, a Moslem cleric and Caliph General of Darsilameh Sangajor Village, and village chief Buyeh Touray, Tuesday appeared before a magistrate court in Brikama Town in the Gambia, facing a two-count charge of 'misdemeanor and disobedience to lawful order'.