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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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Malawians Head Back to Voting Polls in Historic Re-election

Malawians will be casting their votes yet again after the country's Constitutional Court ruled that the May elections of 2019 had been rigged.

Malawians are casting their votes today after the Constitutional Court annulled the results of the May, 2019 elections due to rigging, Aljazeera reports. Judges made the ruling based on evidence presented to them which included tally sheets which had been tampered with using correctional fluid. Malawi is the second African country after Kenya to ever annul a presidential election over irregularities.
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