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The Gambia

Teen Boy Is Only Survivor Of Shipwreck That Killed 146 Migrants

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 03.29.2017 | Home

A 16-year-old boy from Gambia was sitting in the back of a rubber dinghy on Monday, inching across the Mediterranean Sea. After spending six months in...

Gambians Return To Their Homeland With Hopes Of Reform

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home

Thousands of Gambian refugees are returning from Senegal as the country’s new president pledges stability and reform. Exiled Gambian journalist Sann...

West African Troops Enter Gambia's Capital After Dictator's Departure

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.22.2017 | Home

BANJUL/DAKAR, Jan 22 (Reuters) - West African troops entered Gambia’s capital, Banjul, on Sunday, to cheers from the city’s residents a Reuters wi...

Gambia's Dictator Jammeh Flees Country After Stepping Down

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.21.2017 | Home

BANJUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Gambia’s former leader Yahya Jammeh flew into exile on Saturday after stepping down overnight under pressure from West Af...

Senegal Sends Troops Into Gambia In Support of New President

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.19.2017 | Home

BANJUL/DAKAR, Jan 19 (Reuters) - West African nations launched a military operation in Gambia on Thursday, Senegal’s army said, aiming to install it...

Gambia Voted To Oust Its Dictator, But He Isn't Going Quietly

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.17.2017 | Home

The small West African nation of Gambia is rapidly approaching a crucial deadline. On Thursday, authoritarian President Yahya Jammeh’s 23-year-long ...

Building Capacity: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from around the world with projects aimed at building the capacity of the communi...

As in Syria, Sahel's Crisis Deserves Tireless and Concerted Action

Toby Lanzer | Posted 02.02.2017 | Impact
Toby Lanzer

Leaders of the world are coming together in London this week for all the right reasons: As the violence continues unabated, stoking more turmoil in an already restive region, standing by the Syrians is unquestionably our collective duty.

Moving Stories: International Review of How Media Cover Migration

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.26.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Peace on earth, goodwill towards men (women and children), except if they're migrants, refugees, or asylum seekers, who the media worldwide have, for the most part, failed to cover accurately, fairly, in a balanced way, and ethically.

How Women In Gambia Are Recycling Trash Into An Income

The Huffington Post | Lavanya Hinduja | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact

An initiative in Gambia is empowering women and reducing hazardous waste at the same time. The Waste Innovation Center, launched in August and initial...

African HRC Reflects on 2014

Melanie Nathan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Melanie Nathan

As Americans revel in equality gains, we cannot forget that as LGBTI people, we are all members of a persecuted global minority with a responsibility towards one another, regardless of who we are or where we live.

Gambia's President Blames Foreign-Backed Dissidents For Attack On Capital

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2015 | Home

BANJUL, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh returned to Banjul on Wednesday and accused dissidents backed by unnamed foreign powers o...

Birthing in the Gambia: Educate, Empower and Enable

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

The BIG Project was established in 2011 to provide higher grade maternal care to combat the high maternal mortality rates in the Gambia through its motto: Educate, Empower and Enable.

The Wild Animal Kingdom Of Street Artist ROA

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New Images from Brazil, The Gambia, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Rome We check in today with the ever evolving itinerary of the singularly nomadi...

Two Americans Disappear in West African Dictatorship

James Moore | Posted 04.26.2014 | Home
James Moore

The U.S. needs to immediately hold him responsible for the welfare of two American citizens and demand verifiable information on their safety, or proof of their deaths and the return of their remains.

What Next for the ICC in Africa?

Freedom House | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Freedom House

by Kimberly Brody Senior Program Associate, Rights & Justice Initiatives On October 11 and 12, the African Union (AU) held an extraordinary summit...

What If We Sent 1 Million Books to The Gambia?

Patrick Plonski | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
Patrick Plonski

Tom Warth, the founder of Books For Africa, has done a lot of unusual things to promote charity and education. But nothing has been as important to him as his "African Book Walk: A Hike Across The Gambia to End Their Book Famine."

Ignoring Children's Long-term Needs During Disasters Prolongs Their Effects

Anne Goddard | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Beyond helping the victims survive the crisis healthy and intact, we must help these countries preserve and sustain the gains they have made over many years. And just as importantly, we must ensure that the children of these nations do not bear abiding, irreversible burdens.

Social Entrepreneurship With $600, 40 Men and Four Days

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Nineteen-year-old social entrepreneur Bianca Griffith, who at the moment is taking time out from college to build a small six cottage eco-hotel along the west coast of Africa, in The Gambia.

How Long Does It Take To Buy a Life-Saving Vaccine?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Procurement challenges and differences on pricing policies continue to vex our efforts to get vaccines to the world's neediest children.