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Fatou (Toufah) Jallow

Picture: Human Rights Watch

He then pulled her dress off, she said, and said “Let’s see if you’re a virgin.” She said he rubbed his genitals in her face and touched them to arouse himself. She screamed that she was dying. “He said, ‘This does not kill, it’s fun.’” Jallow said Read more

Gambia

During his 22-year dictatorial rule that ended in early 2017, Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh, used his power as well as State institutions to entrap and sexually abuse young women. Jammeh’s reign was already characterised by enforced Read more

, Gambia

Three women have accused Gambia’s former President – Yahya Jammeh, of rape and sexual assault while he was in office, according to Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International. Former Gambian officials said that presidential aides regularly pressured Read more

Gambia

Nigerian refugees seek shelter in Diffa, Niger, in June 2016.

Photo: UNHCR - Ibrahim Abdou

Recent spike in violence in north-western parts of Nigeria has forced an estimated 20,000 people to seek safety and security in Niger since April. Read more

Western Africa

Drought has affected residents of the Mbera refugee camp, Mauritania, in the Sahel region of Africa

Picture: WFP / Justin Smith

Repeated and increasingly sophisticated armed attacks in the Sahel and food shortages linked to last year’s severe drought, have reached unprecedented levels, putting the future of a “whole generation” at stake, three top UN humanitarian officials Read more

Western Africa