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Gambia Sentences 8 Foreign Drug Traffickers to 50 Years

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Gambia has sentenced eight foreigners to 50 years in prison each for trying to traffic more than two tons of cocaine thorough the West African country. The judge said Wednesday he wants to send a signal to other drug traffickers that Gambia is a “no-go” area. The suspects are four Venezuelans, two […]

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Gambian Official Urged to Prove Missing Reporter is Alive

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A media rights group is urging Gambia’s justice minister to back up his claim that a journalist missing since 2006 is still alive. Reporters Without Borders on Tuesday called on Edward Gomez to quickly produce information about the whereabouts and condition of the journalist, “Chief” Ebrima Manneh. In a recent interview with a Gambian newspaper, […]

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