Gambia opposition to field single presidential candidate

2016-10-15 09:00

Gambia's opposition parties have announced they would unite around a single candidate for December's presidential election, in an unusual show of unity as President Yahya Jammeh seeks a fifth term in power.

Gambian opposition says party member dies in custody

2016-08-23 12:48

A member of Gambia's main opposition has died in state custody, the United Democratic Party says, in the second such case in five months.

Protests put Gambia's Jammeh under pressure

2016-05-06 12:26

Pressure is mounting on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh following a series of protests that pose a serious threat to his 20-year rule, a report says.

Dozens beaten, held after rare Gambia protest

2016-04-16 17:47

Gambian security forces have beaten and rounded up dozens of political activists calling for the resignation of strongman President Yahya Jammeh ahead of his re-election attempt.

Gambian presidential election set for December 2016

2015-12-08 11:59

Gambia will hold presidential elections in December 2016 with legislative polls scheduled for four months later, the country’s electoral commission has said.

Guinea-Bissau parliament adopts resolution to 'depose' new PM

2015-08-25 10:29

Guinea-Bissau lawmakers have adopted a proposal to try and get rid of the country’s new prime minister through legal means in a bid to resolve a political crisis over his appointment.

Gambia frees more than 200 prisoners including past coup plotters

2015-07-24 19:27

Gambia has released more than 200 prisoners, including 31 jailed for treason during multiple plots to overthrow long-ruling President Yahya Jammeh, prison officials say.

Abducted Gambian journalist freed after 11 days - family

2015-07-15 09:50

A radio journalist who disappeared for more than a week in a kidnapping blamed on Gambia’s secret police has been released, his family says.

Gambian president sacked Supreme Court judges

2015-06-29 09:53

Gambia's hardline president, Yahya Jammeh has dismissed two judges in the Supreme Court after criticising the court’s move to commute several death sentences to life sentences in prison, a leading lawyer says.

Gambia opposition attacks plan to expand death penalty

2015-06-23 17:05

Opposition activists have vowed to fight plans announced by The Gambia to expand the list of offences punishable by death to any crime deemed sufficiently serious by parliament.


Gambia's first female presidential candidate calls on Jammeh 'to go'

2016-09-03 20:33

Gambia’s first-ever female presidential candidate Isatou Touray it is time for President Yahya Jammeh “to go”, promising to rejoin the Commonwealth community and set the country on a path of prosperity.

Gambia opposition leader gets 3-year jail sentence

2016-07-21 09:02

Opposition leader Ousainou Darboe was sentenced to three years in jail on Wednesday in the Gambia for organising a rare demonstration protesting the death in custody of a party member.

Gambia opposition activists die in custody

2016-04-17 21:02

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Gambia to thoroughly investigate the death in detention of opposition activist Solo Sandeng and two other party members.

Gambia lifts order that females must cover hair

2016-01-14 18:54

Gambia's government says it has lifted a recent directive stating that all female staff with the government must cover their hair during office hours.

Gambian president calls halt to female genital mutilation

2015-11-25 11:48

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has banned female genital mutilation, branding the practice as outdated and not a requirement of Islam, the information ministry announced Tuesday.

'Missing' Gambian journalist in court on sedition charge

2015-08-06 11:23

A high-profile Gambian journalist who went missing in mid-July has appeared in court in the capital Banjul charged with sedition, before being remanded in custody.

Gambia to reinstate firing squads: president

2015-07-18 20:15

Gambia's president Yahya Jammeh has warned that death row inmates should expect to have their sentences implemented, apparently signalling an end to a three-year unofficial moratorium on executions.

Gambian journalist missing for a week

2015-07-09 20:42

A high-profile Gambian journalist has been missing for a week after being abducted by suspected intelligence agents.

Gambian leader accused of pricing rivals out of polls

2015-06-26 09:07

Pro-democracy activists have accused Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh of trying to price potential opponents out of the market through astronomical rises in registration fees for presidential elections.

Gambia's Jammeh criticises families of dead migrants

2015-05-15 14:54

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has berated families sending migrants on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean Sea, suggesting they are not "true Muslims".

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