The Gambia


Myanmar Sued For Rohingya Genocide In ICJ’s First Humanitarian Crisis Lawsuit

On November 13, civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and army chief Min Aung Hlang along with several other top Myanmar officials faced first legal action over the Rohingya crisis. The International Criminal Court has approved a full investigation of crimes against the Rohingya minority, according to Reuters from the […]


Why Is This Small African Nation Taking Myanmar To The ICJ And Where Is The Rest Of The World?

The small West African nation of the Gambia, has filed a charge to take Myanmar to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to face charges for the crime of Genocide. The Gambia has its own recent history of serious human rights violations. The former Jammeh regime was characterized by extrajudicial […]


Truth And Reconciliation Hearings Underway In The Gambia

This week in the Gambia, testimonies continue in front of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) to uncover the truth about the crimes committed under former president Yahya Jammeh’s regime. The formation of the TRRC in the Gambia follows in the footsteps of numerous countries after long periods of […]


Most African Countries Are Generally Becoming Less Fragile

The Fragile State Index (FSI) 2019 showed that most African countries are generally less fragile, with slight improvements since previous years. The FSI, published by Fund for Peace, ranks countries based on how different pressures they face “impact their levels of fragility.” The FSI takes into account variables such as […]


Political Deadlock: Gnassingbe vs. Togo.

In his New Year’s address, given on January 3rd, the President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo spoke directly to the public for the first time since large-scale protests against his rule began in August 2017. In his first message, he reiterated his government’s official stance of dialogue and negotiations with the protesters […]


Modern Day Slavery In Libya

The United Nations migration agency, the International Organization for Migration, has reported this week that horrific modern-day slavery is taking place in Libya. Libya is the main transit hub for refugees and migrants who are attempting to make the dangerous crossing from Africa to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea. The […]


Migrant Crisis In Europe: Crossing The Mediterranean Sea

There are thousands of people trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy illegally every year. Among them, the majority are Nigerians who flee their home country to Europe, mainly through Libya. Similarly, people from Bangladesh, Guinea, Gambia, Senegal, and Morocco also join the troop of risky crossing, Bloomberg reports. […]


Italian Coastguard Rescue Over 400 Refugees In Mediterranean Sea

Over 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea last Saturday, according to the Italian Coast Guard. The refugees, most of whom were from Gambia, Senegal and Nigeria, were picked up off the Libyan Coast by the Italian Coast Guard. Despite the success of the operation, it is clear that […]


The Gambia’s Next Step Towards Peace Must Be Measured

The election of Adama Barrow as President in The Gambia represented a shift from the brutal regime of Yahya Jammeh, where human rights concerns ran rampant. The progress made by the Barrow presidency could help to aid a population where about one-third of the population live with an income of […]


The Risk Of Slavery For Refugees In Libya

African refugees and migrants seeking passage to Europe are at risk of being sold as cheap labour by smugglers in Libya, in what the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has described as a ‘slave trade’. In the last three years over 150,000 have made the journey from Libya, paying for […]