Gambian suspects linked to guard’s death
Publish date: 16 April 2018
Issue Number: 769
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Three Gambian men suspected of murdering a forest guard in Senegal's troubled southern region of Casamance have been arrested. Moustapha Gueye, a guard at Niaming forest on the Senegalese side of the border, was killed the week before last in a village in a region popular with tourists but where illegal cross-border logging of Casamance timber has sparked tension. A report on the News24 site notes that the incident follows January's cold-blooded massacre of 14 loggers in the Casamance's Bayotte forest, which has protected status on the border with Guinea-Bissau.