Jammeh's rights abuses: 'We want justice,' Gambian activists insist

2017-01-21 19:00

Gambian human rights activists are insisting that defeated president Yahya Jammeh be held accountable for alleged human rights abuses during his 22-year rule and that he not be able to keep funds illegally amassed.

Peace, security of The Gambia 'is our collective heritage', says Jammeh

2017-01-21 11:01

The peace and security of The Gambia is our collective heritage which we must jealously guard and defend, Yahya Jammeh has said, as he announced his decision to step down following last-chance talks with west African leaders before a military intervention.

Adama Barrow: Gambia's unassuming president for change

2017-01-21 07:02

He rose from nowhere, but Adama Barrow - an Arsenal fan who was once a security guard in London - was elected on people's hopes of delivering long-wanted change in The Gambia.

New Gambia leader says 'rule of fear' is over

2017-01-20 23:43

Gambia's newly inaugurated leader has spoken to members of the country's diaspora in neighboring Senegal, telling them that "the rule of fear has been vanished from the Gambia for good."

AS IT HAPPENED: Yahya Jammeh 'agrees to step down and leave The Gambia'

2017-01-20 20:20

Get the latest details as outgoing president Yahya Jammeh has been given a final ultimatum to relinquish power after regional troops entered The Gambia.

Gambia's Jammeh stares down deadline to quit

2017-01-20 17:14

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh faced a "last chance saloon" deadline to step down as troops from five African nations stood by for action and key regional leaders flew in to make a final plea.

Jammeh has until midday 'to hand over power' – Ecowas

2017-01-20 08:14

Long-ruling Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who lost elections last month, has until midday to hand over power and agree to leave the country or face military action, regional bloc Ecowas says.

Nigerian air force overflies The Gambia: official

2017-01-19 20:03

The Nigerian air force is flying over The Gambia, an official has said, as African troops seemed ready to force incumbent Yahya Jammeh to quit after his December election defeat.

UN to vote on backing Ecowas action in The Gambia

2017-01-19 14:59

The UN Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution endorsing the West African bloc Ecowas in its efforts to ensure a transfer of power in The Gambia, diplomats say.

Timeline of The Gambia's political crisis

2017-01-19 09:16

Here is a timeline of developments in The Gambia since the December election which President Yahya Jammeh lost to opponent Adama Barrow.


Maimane hails Ecowas enforcing democratic will of Gambians

2017-01-21 16:00

The intervention by the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) to 'enforce the democratic will of the people of Gambia' has been hailed by the Southern African Partnership for Democratic Change (SAPDC).

EXCLUSIVE: So how DID Mugabe get away with it? Zimbabweans look to the Gambia with envy

2017-01-21 09:00

"We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!" That was the tweeted wail from prominent Zimbabwe lawyer Fadzayi Mahere this week as she and many Zimbabweans watched events up in the Gambia with envy.

Jammeh: I believe it's not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed

2017-01-21 07:00

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh says he has decided to relinquish power, as he believes "it is not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed", following talks with regional leaders.

Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power: Official

2017-01-20 22:30

Defeated Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has agreed to cede power to the country's newly inaugurated leader, a Senegalese government official has confirmed.

Gambia's defence chief won't fight, supports Barrow

2017-01-20 20:16

Gambia's chief of defence forces pledged his allegiance to the country's new president, a major shift as mediation continued to persuade the defeated Yahya Jammeh to cede power.

US backs West African intervention in Gambia

2017-01-20 14:25

The United States has said that it backs a West African intervention in The Gambia to restore elected rule, but that it had not been asked to provide military support.

UN Security Council unanimously backs Ecowas action in The Gambia

2017-01-19 22:07

The UN Security Council has unanimously backed Ecowas efforts to ensure Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh hands over power as the West African bloc amassed a military force ready to intervene.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Moz, Nigeria

2017-01-19 18:14

Yahya Jammeh remains in office despite looming regional military intervention, and Zimbabwe's police officers are raking in at least $59m from roadblock fines each year.

Regional troops move toward Gambia amid political standoff

2017-01-19 10:45

Regional troops have moved toward Gambia amid political standoff between President Yahya Jammeh and president-elect Adama Barrow.

Gambia crisis: Yahya Jammeh stays on despite deadline

2017-01-19 06:10

A few minutes after a midnight deadline set by the West African regional bloc Ecowas, to step down, there was no word from Gambian President Yahya Jammeh.

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