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Africa: Gambia

Protesters against female genital mutilation rally outside The Gambia's National Assembly.  By MUHAMADOU BITTAYE (AFP/File)

Female genital mutilation: entrenched ritual with devastating effects

Jul 15, 2024 | Africa: Gambia

Lawmakers in the West African nation of The Gambia have rejected a highly controversial push to try overturn a ban on fe ...

Jul 15, 2024 | Africa: Gambia

Gambian lawmakers voted on Monday to uphold a 2015 ban on female genital mutilation, rejecting a controversial bill seek ...

Jul 8, 2024 | Africa: Gambia

Gambian lawmakers on Monday approved a committee report supporting a 2015 ban on female genital mutilation (FGM), as a b ...

May 15, 2024 | Africa: Gambia

Switzerland's Federal Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced Gambian former interior minister Ousman Sonko to 20 years in ...

Mar 18, 2024 | Africa: Gambia

Gambian lawmakers voted on Monday to advance to the next parliamentary stage a highly controversial bill that seeks to l ...

Jan 29, 2024 | Africa: Gambia

By the light of the moon and a few spotlights, a figure almost completely obscured by bark and leaves makes his way thro ...

Jan 15, 2024 | Africa: Gambia

Lamine Camara bagged a brace in his Cup of Nations debut as defending champions Senegal swept past Gambia 3-0 to lay dow ...

Jan 14, 2024 | Africa: Gambia

Tiny Gambia were one of the stories of the last Africa Cup of Nations as they reached the quarter-finals, but coach Tom ...

Jan 9, 2024 | Africa: Gambia

Gambian former interior minister Ousman Sonko said Switzerland was not qualified to lecture on human rights as he took t ...

Jan 9, 2024 | Africa: Gambia

Switzerland's Federal Criminal Court is set to decide Tuesday whether it can judge crimes against humanity allegedly com ...

Jan 9, 2024 | Africa: Gambia

Switzerland's Federal Criminal Court is set to decide Tuesday whether it can judge crimes against humanity allegedly com ...

Jan 8, 2024 | Africa: Gambia

Alleged victims of Gambia's former interior minister hailed a landmark day for justice on Monday as Ousman Sonko stood t ...

Jan 8, 2024 | Africa: Gambia

Former Gambian interior minister Ousman Sonko faced trial in Switzerland on Monday, accused of crimes against humanity c ...

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