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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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April 25, 2017  Africa/Global: Media Repression 2.0
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February 28, 2017  Africa/Global: Open Data for Tax Justice

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News (allafrica) Apr 27, 2017
'Do More, Speak Less' - the Imam Who Stood Up to Jammeh Reflects On a New Gambia
IOU Commemorates 10 Years of Success
Bakoteh Dumpsite Issue Still Unresolved
National Assembly Raise Interesting Points
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