1 Nov A Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the Gambia

Last year The Gambian government announced that it will set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate abuses committed during ex-President Yahya Jammeh's rule. Recent reports from the country reveal that 11 Commissioners were appointed this year to preside over this commission including the designated Chairperson Mr Lamin J. Sise, and the Deputy Chairperson Ms Adelaide Sosseh. Making the announcement of this TRC last year, the justice ministerm Abubacarr Tambadou said that the finances of Jammeh would be investigated. The minister also encouraged witnesses to come forward and reiterated that victims who may have suffered from Jammeh’s regime would be compensated. The former regime was accused of widespread torture and enforced disappearances during its 22-year rule.
We are joined by:
•Jeggan- Grey Johnson: Communications and Advocacy officer with the Africa Governance, Monitoring and Advocacy Project at the Africa Foundations of the Open Society Foundations.
•Prof. Leon Wessels, former human rights commissioner.
•Charlie Khumalo, executive producer at Channel Africa.
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