AJ Impact

To end female genital mutilation, economically empower women

FGM severely hampers career prospects and economic opportunities for 200 million women and girls.

To end female genital mutilation, economically empower women

Africa

The Gambia clamps down on protests against President Barrow

Protests erupt against President Adama Barrow, who pledged in 2016 to step down after three years.

Africa

Still reeling from Jammeh years, Gambians wait for justice

Three years after Yayha Jammeh fled, victims of abuse under the former regime say justice is too slow to come.

Rohingya

Will Myanmar respect ICJ order to protect Rohingya from genocide?

Experts celebrate landmark ruling, but have little hope that gov't which denies genocide will prevent further violence.

Will Myanmar respect ICJ order to protect Rohingya from genocide?

The Gambia

Thousands rally in The Gambia for ex-leader Yahya Jammeh's return

Protest follows self-exiled leader's insistence in recent audio recording that The Gambia guarantee his right to return.

Thousands rally in The Gambia for ex-leader Yahya Jammeh's return

The Gambia

ICJ to rule on emergency measures in Myanmar genocide case

UN court's decision on measures to prevent more harm against Myanmar's Rohingya minority expected on Jan 23.

ICJ to rule on emergency measures in Myanmar genocide case

The Gambia

The Gambia's ex-leader Jammeh reportedly wants to come home

Jammeh's political party releases several audio recordings where self-exiled former president says he is returning.

The Gambia's ex-leader Jammeh reportedly wants to come home

Africa

Gambia migrants: Survivors 'would risk journey again'

Gambian migrants travel from Gambia to Europe across Atlantic to shore of Spain.

The Gambia

'Three years is enough': Why are Gambians protesting?

Thousands take to the streets of Banjul amid growing tension over the length of President Adama Barrow's term.

'Three years is enough': Why are Gambians protesting?

Rohingya

At top court, Myanmar urged to 'stop genocide of own people'

Gambia's justice minister launches ICJ case to try and stop Myanmar abusing Rohingya as Aung San Suu Kyi leads defence.

At top court, Myanmar urged to 'stop genocide of own people'

Africa

Guinea funerals: Anti-government protesters buried

Opposition leaders say eight men were killed by security forces for speaking out against President Alpha Conde and his government.

The Gambia

Gambian president vows to punish traffickers after boat disaster

Adama Barrow says probe launched as nation mourns 'national disaster' that saw dozens of people drowning off Mauritania.

Gambian president vows to punish traffickers after boat disaster

The Gambia

Gambian town mourns after Mauritania migrant boat deaths

At least 62 people died after their boat, which launched from the northern town of Barra in The Gambia, capsized.

Gambian town mourns after Mauritania migrant boat deaths

Mauritania

Dozens of people die in Atlantic Ocean off Mauritania

At least 62 people, including children, drown while 83 others swam ashore after the overcrowded boat capsized.

Dozens dead as migrant boat sinks off Mauritania coast: UN

Opinion

Africa needs The Gambia's leadership on human rights

By filing a case against Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya, Gambia has shown Africa's potential to promote human rights.

Tafi Mhaka

by Tafi Mhaka

Tafi Mhaka