Donation of protective masks & other topics – Daily Briefing (30 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: – COVID-19/New York City – UNCTAD – UNDP – ILO – COVID-19 impact on children affected by conflict – Abyei – The Gambia – Guatemala – Middle East – Syria – Yemen – Colombia – Staff Security – Pension Fund – … Read more Donation of protective masks & other topics – Daily Briefing (30 March 2020)

HLS Human Rights Program | The International Court of Justice Case on Genocide in Myanmar

On February 25, 2020, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School hosted an expert panel to discuss the International Court of Justice case on genocide in Myanmar. In November 2019, The Gambia filed a case with the ICJ alleging that Myanmar military had violated the Genocide Convention for years in its treatment of the … Read more HLS Human Rights Program | The International Court of Justice Case on Genocide in Myanmar

How can The Gambia stop tourists exploiting children? | The Stream

The Gambia’s tourism industry has flourished over the last 55 years – from attracting a mere 300 tourists in 1965 to 162,000 in 2017. The rapid rise in holidaymakers has fuelled The Gambia’s modest economy, with about 20 per cent of its annual GDP coming from tourism. But beneath this apparent success story lurks a … Read more How can The Gambia stop tourists exploiting children? | The Stream

Three dead in protest against Gambian leader Adama Barrow

In The Gambia, police used tear gas and rubber-coated bullets to disperse thousands of protesters calling for President Adama Barrow to step down. When Barrow came to power in a deal with the opposition coalition, he had promised to step down after three years. But now he wants to stay on to complete the five-year … Read more Three dead in protest against Gambian leader Adama Barrow

Still reeling from the Jammeh years, Gambians wait for justice

A new documentary – I Cannot Bury My Father – from The Gambia addresses the alleged torture and murder of opponents by the government of former leader Yayha Jammeh. Victims’ families say they are still waiting for justice. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from neighbouring Dakar, Senegal. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more Still reeling from the Jammeh years, Gambians wait for justice

Will ICJ ruling help the Rohingya? I Inside Story

The International Court of Justice, the world’s highest court, has ordered Myanmar’s government to prevent it’s military from committing acts of genocide against the Rohingya. The ICJ has also warned that the Rohingya Muslim minority remain at serious risk of genocide and ordered the country to abide by the genocide convention, and take all measures … Read more Will ICJ ruling help the Rohingya? I Inside Story

Will the ICJ order Myanmar to stop the Rohingya genocide?

The International Court of Justice is set to rule on a request for emergency measures aimed at preventing further acts of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The Gambia filed a lawsuit in November accusing Myanmar’s military of committing “an ongoing genocide” on the minority group. More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh in … Read more Will the ICJ order Myanmar to stop the Rohingya genocide?

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

Thousands of supporters of the Gambia’s former leader Yahya Jammeh have demonstrated in the capital Banjul, demanding his return. Jammeh ruled The Gambia for 22 years, during which human rights organisations accused him of repressing and torturing his opponents. Since losing the presidential election to current leader Adama Barrow in 2016, he has been living … Read more Thousands rally in The Gambia for ex-leader Yahya Jammeh’s return

Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi to defend genocide charge at UN court – BBC News

Aung San Suu Kyi is due to appear at the UN’s International Court of Justice in The Hague to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate will hear allegations that Myanmar committed atrocities against Muslim Rohingya. Thousands of Rohingya were killed and more than 700,000 fled to neighbouring Bangladesh during an … Read more Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi to defend genocide charge at UN court – BBC News

Gambia : West African troops extend mandate

The mandate for a group of West African troops deployed in Gambia has been extended. The country is struggling to rebuild its armed forces, after mass graves were discovered in March. Police believe the victims were killed by members of the Gambian army, on orders from the now exiled president, Yayha Jammeh. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas … Read more Gambia : West African troops extend mandate

The Gambia gears up for first election after Yahya Jammeh

The Gambia gears up for first election after Yahya Jammeh Gambians head to the polls on Thursday for the country’s first parliamentary election since the end of Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule. Jammeh stepped aside in January after losing the presidential vote to Adama Barrow. More than 230 candidates are campaigning for 53 seats in the … Read more The Gambia gears up for first election after Yahya Jammeh