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Gambian leader: 'Don't light an electoral bushfire' admin Thu, 11/17/2016 - 16:26

AFP

Mr Jammeh took power in a coup in 1994

The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has warned his supporters that violence was like "bushfire" that could destroy the country, as he called for peaceful campaigning ahead of highly anticipated elections in which he is seeking a fifth term, AFP news agency reports.

In a speech broadcast on state media, Mr Jammeh said:  

Our campaign is focusing on peace and security and not for violence. Violence is like bushfire. You can know where it starts but you won't know where it will end.

UN confirms Gambia's illegal withdrawal from the ICC effect from November 10, 2017 admin Tue, 11/15/2016 - 18:23

United Nations spokesman Farhan Haq  said the withdrawal of Gambia from the International Criminal Court (ICC) would take effect on November 10, 2017,  making it the third country to quit the Hague-based  tribunal.

The UN formally accepted The Gambia's illegal notification to the United Nations of its withdrawal from the ICC earlier with some other African countries. 

U.N. calls for prisoner release in Gambia ahead of December poll admin Sat, 11/12/2016 - 17:01

BANJUL (Reuters) - Mohamed Ibn Chambas, top UN official for the region of West Africa on Thursday called on the dictator of Kanilai to release all political prisoners in The Gambia, when Yaya Jammeh, a former army lieutenant who came to power using the force of arms and have stayed there for 22 years by using violence, intimidation, tribalism and cross border voting. 

Assan Jallow of the The African Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) called on Jammeh, Zuma and Nkurunsiza to respect victims rIghts admin Fri, 10/28/2016 - 16:42

AGJA, a group of African legal and human rights luminaries on yesterday called on the leaders of these rogue nations to reconsider their threats to withdraw their countries from the ICC and to reconsider their commitments to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the ICC.

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