The Gambia

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Kora player Sona Jobarteh: ‘I didn’t want to be told: you are good, for a woman’
Her instrument was the preserve of men for hundreds of years, but the Gambian musician wasn’t fazed. She explains why she ripped up the rules – and is now remodelling African education

Robin Denselow

27, Jul, 2022 @5:18 AM

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Genocide case against Myanmar over Rohingya atrocities cleared to proceed
UN’s international court of justice rejects arguments advanced by military junta over crackdowns against Muslim minority group

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok

22, Jul, 2022 @3:38 PM

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Stewards of the forest: the pioneering women’s collective harvesting the Gambia’s oysters
The all-female workforce is part of a visionary project committed to protecting the wetland forests. Now their challenge is to earn a sustainable living year-round

JR Patterson in Lamin, the Gambia

03, May, 2022 @2:03 PM

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‘We took our children and ran’: thousands displaced as Senegal’s 40-year war crosses border
More than 6,ooo people have left their homes as renewed violence in the Casamance region spills into the Gambia

Nick Roll in West Coast region, the Gambia

29, Mar, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Wounds of Bronx fire felt half a world away in the Gambia
People in two tiny West Africa towns are stunned by the deaths of sisters, nephews and mothers in a tight-knit immigrant community

Omar Wally in Allunhari and Emmanuel Akinwotu

15, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Gambian opposition parties reject election results
Incumbent president Adama Barrow wins by significant margin in test of democratic stability after decades of Yahya Jammeh’s rule

Portia Crowe in Banjul

06, Dec, 2021 @12:30 AM

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The Gambia to vote for first time since Jammeh forced into exile
Poll takes place as human rights groups express fears over record of successor Adama Barrow

Portia Crowe in Banjul

04, Dec, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Can the Gambia turn the tide to save its shrinking beaches?
In a developing country reliant on its tourist industry, the rapidly eroding ‘smiling coast’ shows the urgent need for action on climate change

Lizzy Davies in Fajara

28, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘Taste this, it’s salty’: how rising seas are ruining the Gambia’s rice farmers
The farmers, mostly women, once grew enough but must now buy imported rice as the climate crisis edges them into poverty

Lizzy Davies in Kerewan

27, Nov, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia
A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country

Lizzy Davies in Jalambang

26, Nov, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Floods, sewage and crocodiles: the crisis of the Gambia’s sinking city
Those living in Banjul’s slums face the effects of a climate crisis they did little to cause – and will need more help than the Cop26 deal promises

Lizzy Davies in Banjul

15, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Hit $100bn target or poor countries face climate disaster, the Gambia tells Cop26
West African nation’s environment minister says richer countries must finally honour funding commitment made at Cop15 in 2009

Lizzy Davies in Banjul

08, Nov, 2021 @1:26 PM

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