Gambia: Trafficked girls claim exploitation, sexual abuse

By Sanna Camara The president of The Gambia students’ union in Egypt has said that the trafficked Gambian girls who were rescued in Cairo recently have complained exploitation and sexual abuse in the hands of their traffickers. In an exclusive with Gambia Beat, Mr Alieu Darboe, who just completed his BA in Islamic Studies at Azhar… Continue reading Gambia: Trafficked girls claim exploitation, sexual abuse

Confirmed: 3 Gambian girls rescued in Egypt, 7 at large

By Sanna Camara Following reports in the social media about Gambian girls being rescued by students in Egypt, Gambia Beat can confirm that three girls are already in the custody of the Senegalese embassy in Cairo, while seven others are at large. The girls, who claimed to be purportedly trafficked from The Gambia by some African… Continue reading Confirmed: 3 Gambian girls rescued in Egypt, 7 at large

ECOWAS urged to impose ‘sanctions against Gambia’

By Sanna Camara The Media Foundation for West Africa has today urged ECOWAS to “add much-needed teeth” to its rulings and “impose and enforce sanctions against The Gambia.” In a statement issued today from the Ghanaian capital Accra, the Foundation said sanctions against The Gambia can increase public faith and trust in the ECOWAS Court… Continue reading ECOWAS urged to impose ‘sanctions against Gambia’

Gambia accuses Special Rappateur of ‘bias’

By Sanna Camara      The government of the Gambia has accused the UN Special Rappateur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions of ‘bias’, further expressing ‘dismay’ at the manner its Report to the UN Human Rights commission was presented against The Gambia. The Special Rapporteur conducted an official visit to the Gambia from 3… Continue reading Gambia accuses Special Rappateur of ‘bias’