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Reforming Gambia's notorious National Intelligence Agency

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Gambia president Adama Barrow in Banjul on 27 January, 2017.
Gambia president Adama Barrow in Banjul on 27 January, 2017. Reuters/Thierry Gouegnon

In Gambia, the government of president Adama Barrow has the said it will reform its notorious prison system. It has already renamed and started reorganising Gambia's infamous NIA - the national intelligence agency. RFI’s Bineta Diagne met a former NIA agent in the capital Banjul. For this report his name has been changed to Ousmane and his comments have been revoiced to protect his identity.