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January 19, 2022  USA/Africa: Bronx Fire Devastates Gambian Community
    “This is the heart of the problem. If housing vulnerable people is an asset class – not a social good, or a human right – then generating returns for investors will always be in a zero-sum relationship with providing safe housing for those people. Landlords will always be in the middle; and when they’re taking sides, as they must in housing for profit, investors will always win.” - Annia Ciezadlo

December 6, 2016  Gambia: Sudden Hope in a Small Country
    "The bells of freedoms are ringing in the four corners of the Gambia. We are free at last and the thousands of Gambians who were forced into exile can now return home and help rebuild their country. We shall no longer be afraid to hold political discussions in the open. We can now sleep peacefully at night without the men in black breaking in our homes and take us away in front of our children. We are indeed really free. ... Alhamdulillah, change has happened in the Gambia." - Jollof News editorial, December 2, 2016

Jun 27, 2006  Gambia: Defending Press Freedom
    The Gambian government has blocked a non-governmental forum of freedom of expression scheduled to take place in Banjul on June 19 and 30, prior to the African Union summit in the Gambian capital. But media freedom groups will still be focusing on threats to free expression in Gambia and demanding an investigation of the murder of Gambian journalist Deyda Heydara, which took place 18 months ago.

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June 9, 2022  Africa/Global: Ukraine, Africa, and Our Planet
May 11, 2022  Africa/Global: Debt, IFFs, and Inequality in Africa
April 21, 2022  Africa/Global: Climate Put on Back Burner by War
March 25, 2022  Africa/Global: Updates from AfricaFocus
November 23, 2021  Africa/Global: From Climate Denial to Deceit and Delay
November 2, 2021  Africa/Global: The Heat is On! Time to Act!

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