Gambia / 2008

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Remembering Deyda Hydara, four years after his murder

December 16, 2008 5:41 PM ET

I last saw Deyda Hydara alive on December 14, 2004, only two days before his death. To this day, the gunmen who shot dead the Gambia's best-known journalist as he drove home from work are still at large. The crime remains unsolved....

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UPDATED: In Manneh case, Gambia silent as questions mount

August 6, 2008 5:46 PM ET

Considerable international press coverage arose from U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin's statements on the Senate floor last week, calling on the Gambian government to release imprisoned journalist Chief Ebrima Manneh. But Durbin's request has not drawn a response from the Gambian Embassy in Washington. Ambassador Abdul R. Cole told CPJ today...

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