Africa West Africa World 

How ex-Jammeh ally tortured and killed political opponents

A former key ally of former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh has admitted to supervising the arrest, torture and killing of opposition politicians and critics of the previous regime. The former army captain Edward Singhateh has narrated harrowing stories of how he arrested, tortured and executed suspected political opponents. According to Singhateh, many critics of Jammeh were arrested and never meant to be kept prisoners but executed. Although in some instances he claimed he didn’t pull his trigger to shoot dead people, he admitted responsibility for those crimes. He has been…

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Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Nigeria: Protest held over killing of young women

Hundreds of women in Nigeria on Wednesday marched to the Government House in Port Harcourt, protesting the killing of young women in hotels in Rivers State. The women clad in black attire held placards with messages that called for an end to the killings. At least, eight young women have been murdered in different hotels in the River state within the last two months. Some of those killed are believed to be prostitutes, whose acts are considered illegal and often get no protection from police. The protesters say everybody, including…

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Africa Gambia West Africa World 

Gambia defends release of Jammeh assassins after outrage

Gambia’s government has defended its decision to release three soldiers who worked as assassins for former leader, Yahya Jammeh. Malick Jatta, Omar A Jallow and Amadou Badjie last month confessed taking part in several killings on the orders of Mr. Jammeh. Some of those killings include Gambians and other foreigners including 44 Ghanaian migrants. Many Gambians have been unhappy with the decision which was announced by the attorney General and minister of Justice Abubacarr Ba Tambedou. Families of victims Families of some of the victims of the killings carried out…

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Africa North Africa Sudan World 

Sudan: Soldiers to face charges over deadly crackdown

Sudan’s military leadership on Saturday revealed that eight senior military officers will face charges over the deadly crackdown on protesters in June. These soldiers are to be charged with crimes against humanity for their roles in the death of some protesters on June 3. Investigations have been probing the killings for weeks. Government prosecutors told a news conference on Saturday that at least 87 people died in the capital, Khartoum. Not all were happy with the findings from the prosecutors though with some disputing the actual death toll. But Fath al-Rahman…

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