Gambia lawmakers vote against lifting ban on skin bleaching

– – Gambia lawmakers have voted against lifting a ban on skin bleaching and the use of creams for that purpose. The attorney general, presented to parliament the bill on the prohibition of skin bleaching for consideration. Former Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh in 1996 imposed the ban which stopped the importation and sale of skin-bleaching creams. The current Adama Barrow-led government last year sponsored the bill to repeal the 24- year-old law that prohibits importation, sale, possession and use of such creams. According to the government the law is discriminatory…

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