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West Africa

Gambia suspends over 20 anti-narcotic officers

The Gambia's Drug Law Enforcement Agency has suspended more than 20 narcotic agents after testing positive for illicit drugs including cannabis. The entire staff of the agency recently underwent a narcotic test as part of the security sector and the…

Gambia: Parliament upholds ban on skin bleaching

The National Assembly Members of the Gambia have voted to uphold the anti-bleaching law enacted by former President Yahya Jammeh. This comes after the Barrow government re-tabled the bill to the assembly seeking to repeal what it says is discriminatory against…

Amnesty urges ICC to probe Nigeria attacks

Amnesty International has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate armed attacks, looting and rapes reportedly committed by the Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State. Citing interviews of villagers in Borno State, the rights group said some…