The Rohingya Crisis: Gambia's Genocide Lawsuit Against Myanmar

Earlier this week, Gambia filed a lawsuit accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims at the International Court of Justice. The case was filed on behalf of the 57-member-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation that bills itself as "the collective voice of the Muslim world." Here's everything you need to know about the protracted crisis and why the smallest nation in continental Africa decided to tackle this distant conflict.

The Rohingya Crisis: Gambia's Genocide Lawsuit Against Myanmar

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