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Why Gambia’s progress should spur abolition of the death penalty in Africa

Not so long ago, abolition of the death penalty in Gambia seemed like a pipe dream. In August 2012, under the regime of former President Yahya Jammeh, nine prisoners were executed in one night. Not even their families or lawyers were notified beforehand, while the UN described the killings as “arbitrary”.

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