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Nearly 150 migrants feared dead after boat sinks, sole survivor says.

ROME - A rubber boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean and the presumed sole survivor - a 16-year-old Gambian boy - told rescuers he believed all other passengers drowned, the International Migration Organization said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

146 migrants feared missing after boat capsizes in Med: UN.

About 146 migrants are feared missing after their boat capsized after leaving Libya, according to a Gambian man who was rescued following the disaster, the United Nations' refugee agency said Wednesday

- The Daily Star - LB

Some 146 migrants feared dead after shipwreck, sole survivor says.

ROME - A rubber boat packed with 147 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and all but one of its passengers drowned, the sole survivor - a 16-year-old Gambian boy - told rescuers, the International Migration Organization said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

146 migrants feared missing after boat capsizes in Med.

About 146 migrants are feared missing after their boat capsized after leaving Libya, according to a Gambian man who was rescued following the disaster, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Wednesday.

- The Local - IT

Remembering The Gambia's notorious Mile 2 Prison.

Political prisoners of the former president, Yahya Jammeh, share stories of torture and life behind bars.

- Al Jazeera - QA

New Gambia, new migration?.

Democratic government in The Gambia means better prospects for reducing runaway migration from the West African nation, a fact the EU is keen to exploit

- UN - INT

Celebrating Yahya Jammeh in his birthplace.

In the village of Kanilai, relatives of the ex-president have enjoyed a privileged life but the good times may soon end.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Gambian government commends online media for helping end tyranny .

Local journalists and Gambians living at home also congratulated for their part during the struggle.

- Daily Nation - KE

He Helped Unseat the Gambian Dictator — Who's Next?.

This 36-year-old American plans to unseat Africa's despots. Just don't call him a white savior.

- OZY - US

News24.com | PICS: Exiled Gambian ex-leader Jammeh works on farm in Equatorial Guinea.

Pictures of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh working on a farm in Equatorial Guinea have emerged on social media.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Gambia to set up truth commission and offer reparations.

Gambia will set up a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed by the former regime, and it will offer to pay reparations to victims, Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambedou says.

- News24.com - ZA

Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh's rule

The commission will investigate abuses committed during ex-President Jammeh's rule, minister says.

- BBC - UK

Gambia to set up truth commission and offer reparations

Gambia says it will set up a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed by the former regime, and it will offer to pay reparations to victims.

- FOX News - US

Gambia to set up truth commission and offer reparations

BANJUL, Gambia " Gambia will set up a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed by the former regime, and it will offer to pay reparations to victims, Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambedou announced Thursday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Gambia to Set Up Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Gambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of the torture and killing of perceived opponents. Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said in a statement the government will also probe the finances ...

- Voice of America - US

First pictures of Gambia's deposed leader Yahya Jammeh emerge since exile

Jammeh went in exile following post-election political crisis sparked as he refuse to relinquish power.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Gambian protesters demand ex-spy chief's execution

Gambian protesters called Monday for the execution of the former head of the nation's intelligence agency and eight subordinates, as the men appeared in court charged with murdering a political activist.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Caritas calls for action on solo refugee children

Source: Caritas Country: Albania, Egypt, Gambia, World Children now comprise half the world's total number of refugees and face great risks from human traffickers and sexual predators. Their voices and needs are going unheard, says the agency.Caritas is urging that proper protection be given to the millions of children who ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Stranded Nigerian and Gambian migrants return home from Libya

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Gambia, Libya, Nigeria IOM has helped 171 Nigerian migrants and 141 Gambians to return home. The agency provided pre-departure interviews, medical check-ups and material assistance, including clothes and shoes.Libya - On 7 March, IOM helped 171 stranded Nigerian ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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