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Week in Review: One warlord on trial in the DRC, and one sentenced in the US
The trial of former Congolese militia leader Maro Ntumwa (dubbed the “Moroccan”) by a military tribunal in South Kivu, eastern DRC, opened on April 13…
Gambia: Many Jammeh loyalists still in high posts, says human rights defender
A year after the fall of Yahya Jammeh’s bloody 22-year dictatorship, there is a wind of freedom blowing in The Gambia. But, at the same…
Week in Review: Gambia, Mali, Tunisia and Iraq
Transitional justice is moving forward in Gambia with the setting up of a Truth Commission.  The Commission’s task will be no less than to “mend…
No reconciliation without justice, say Gambia’s victims
As Gambia’s new authorities prepare to launch a Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission, victims warn that there will be no reconciliation without justice. The process…
“Many options” to bring Jammeh to justice, says murdered Gambian journalist’s son
Baba Hydara is the son of Gambian journalist Deyda Hydara, who was assassinated in 2004. The former regime of President Yahya Jammeh is widely suspected…
Week in Review: Human rights activist awarded as dictators cling on
As we saw this week, transitional justice still appears far from countries such as Togo, Egypt and Burundi, whose people are still struggling under authoritarian…
Togo “purification” leaves bitter taste for many
In Togo, the transitional justice process put in place by the authorities seems to be dividing people more than it is reconciling them. And it…
Week in Review: Gambia searches for justice, while Mali struggles with reconciliation
This week, JusticeInfo looked at the first steps being taken by judicial authorities in The Gambia to deal with the innumerable crimes committed under the…
Judging crimes of the Jammeh era poses challenge in Gambia
Gambia is awaiting the creation of a transitional justice mechanism promised by the new government to help heal wounds after 22 years of dictatorial rule…
Week in Review:Judicial complaint in Spain against Syrian regime sets precedent
Is a first trial in Europe against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad likely? It looks more so after Spanish state prosecutor Javier…