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Talking Human Rights in the New Gambia

Talking Human Rights in the New Gambia

“This is the new Gambia,” Jobe, a Gambian taxi driver told me, as I arrived in the country for the first time since the inauguration of President Adama Barrow. Three months after erstwhile strongman Yahya Jammeh left Gambian soil, the capital, Banjul, is buzzing and Gambia, known as the “smiling coast of Africa,” is still […]

New Judges Appointed to the African Court On Human and Peoples’ Rights

New Judges Appointed to the African Court On Human and Peoples’ Rights

Two new judges have been appointed to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Justices Bensaoula Chafika from Algeria and Chizumila Rose Tujilane were endorsed during the 28th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from January 30 to January 31. The duo are […]

Is Freedom Stirring in Banjul?

Is Freedom Stirring in Banjul?

“We are ready for change!” These were the words of the taxi driver who picked me up from the airport in Gambia. We had just passed a huge billboard bearing the image of President Yahya Jammeh, and when I asked the driver about his political views I had expected the caution that is typical in […]

Falana Drags African Commission to African Court for Refusal to Refer Burundi Petition

Falana Drags African Commission to African Court for Refusal to Refer Burundi Petition

A human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has dragged the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights over the refusal of the commission to refer the Burundi petition he filed on May 4, 2015 to the court. The application to the court […]

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