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Lamin Darboe testifies before the TRRC in Gambia
Gambia Truth Commission: Darboe, the faithful silent agent of the NIA
With lot of expectations, a notorious member of a ‘Special Operations Unit’ involved in allegations of torture under Yahya Jammeh’s rule, appeared before the Gambian…
Yankuba Touray (with his lawyer in the picture) sentenced to death in Gambia
Yankuba Touray sentenced to death in Gambia
On July 14, Yankuba Touray was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. The former Minister of Local Government in the early days of…
Scene of reconciliation at the TRRC in Gambia
Gambia: When it is time for reconciliation
After more than two years of often spectacular public hearings, Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission closed its hearings on May 28. It will present…
The Gambia Truth commission (TRRC) in the shadow of Fatou Bensouda
Gambia: Jammeh’s justice and the shadow of Bensouda
This week in Gambia, the Truth Commission is ending probing the lawyers who established and entrenched the Yahya Jammeh dictatorship, without having called some of…
Fafa Mbai
Gambia: When “legal junglers” defend their role under military rule
The Yahya Jammeh regime relied on lawyers to draft and enact decrees that got rid of fundamental human rights. Some of them, including the first…
Yahya Jammeh and truth commission witnesses in The Gambia
Gambia: spotlight on the extraordinary work of the Truth Commission
 IN CAMERA | Episode 3 > In Gambia, the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) is doing an extraordinary job of investigating and bringing to…
Sheriff Tambadou témoigne devant la commission vérité en Gambie
Gambia: how Jammeh weaponized the law
Gambia’s Truth Commission is conducting a series of hearings with members of the judiciary, who tell how the former regime of Yahya Jammeh set up…
Bubacarr Bah testifies before the Truth Commission (TRRC) in The Gambia
Gambia: The story of a government-sanctioned massacre and its cover-up
After establishing that the July 2005 massacre of more than 50 West African migrants was perpetrated by state authorities, Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission…
Yahyah Jammehon 22 July 2016 (Gambia)
Gambia: Did Jammeh order the killing of migrants?
This is the largest massacre committed during the 22 years of Yahya Jammeh’s reign in the Gambia. More than fifty migrants were executed in July…
Omar Cham testifies befor the Trutch Commission (TRRC) in Gambia.
Gambia’s Truth Commission hears the NIA torturers
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission has continued to hear from former members of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Torture, extortion, fabrication of evidence, interference…
Gambia: The spy chief who knew too much or not enough
Ousman Sowe is the current director of the once feared National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in the Gambia. In the early 2000’s, he was the NIA…
Hippocratic betrayal in Gambia
Dr Tamsir Mbowe, a former Health Minister, was a highly expected witness before Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission. In 2007 he was the director…
Gambia: Jammeh’s magic anti-AIDS potion did not exist
Yahya Jammeh claimed he would rule Gambia for a billion years. The head of State also claimed he would treat a range of diseases including…
Gambia: when Jammeh was driving at break-neck speed
Not only does former president of Gambia Yahya Jammeh love cars, but he is remembered for his high-speed convoys. In the second week of July,…
David Colley, Gambia’s worst prison director ever
It was a marathon testimony. Over three days David Colley, the longest serving director general of the infamous Mile 2 prison, appeared before the Truth,…
The truth behind the walls of Mile 2 prison, Jammeh’s “five-star hotel”
During his 22-year rule, Gambia’s leader Yahya Jammeh was known for swearing in public and threatening his fellow citizens. One of his favorite threats was:…
Gambia: The uncompleted search for the disappeared
In April 2019, the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission successfully exhumed the bodies of seven former soldiers who had been thrown into a mass grave…
Gambia: When Jammeh was turning crocodile
Ebou Jarju, a steward, and Ensa Keita, a gravel and sand provider, are civilians who once got to work for former president Yahya Jammeh, directly…
Gambia: Finger pointing in the security forces
Since the start of its public hearings in January 2019, the Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission has exposed multiple abuses perpetrated by all security…