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The Gambian Government Has Called on Women to Report Sexual Crimes Committed by Former President Yahya Jammeh

This is in response to former beauty queen Fatou Jallow having publicly accused Jammeh of rape.

Fatou 'Toufah' Jallow, a former beauty queen in a state-sponsored beauty pageant, has recently accused former President Yahya Jammeh of rape during his time in office back in June of 2015. The Gambian government have now established a commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations that occurred during Jammeh's two-decade stay in office. The have also called on women in the country to come forward and report sexual crimes committed against them by Jammeh.


Gambian Attorney General Abubacar Tambadou commended Jallow for her courage in finally speaking out while the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), Jammeh's political party, have rubbished the allegations altogether.

Ousman Rambo Jatta, the spokesman for the APRC said that, "We as a party and the Gambian people are tired of the steady stream of unfounded allegations that have been reported against our ex-president." The current deputy leader of the APRC added that, "The ex-president has no time to react to lies and smear campaigns. He is a very respectable God-fearing and pious leader who has nothing but respect for our Gambian women."

The BBC reports that once the commission of inquiry has delivered a report with its findings, current President Adama Barrow will then consider the possibility of extraditing Jammeh from Equatorial Guinea where he's currently in political exile.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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