ARTICLES RELATING TO YAHYA JAMMEH

Gambian leader Barrow sacks head of notorious prison system

2017-02-27 08:46

The Gambia's new president has fired the head of the national prison system, say officials, taking aim at a service denounced for alleged abuses under the former regime.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Buhari, Somalia

2017-02-22 19:50

The EU has given 'birthday boy' Mugabe a "hostile" birthday gift, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari needs a "longer period of rest" in London.

Gambia's Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners

2017-02-21 12:00

As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained without trial.

New Gambian president thanks unified nation, promises reform

2017-02-20 10:23

New Gambian President Adama Barrow has thanked his nation and promised greater freedom, an improved economy and better education.

Finally, Gambia's Barrow 'officially' sworn-in as president

2017-02-18 17:00

Thousands of supporters have gathered to finally celebrate the inauguration of Gambian President Adama Barrow, a month after he was sworn in across the border in neighbouring Senegal during a tense power struggle.

British foreign secretary: Gambia to return to Commonwealth

2017-02-15 16:01

Gambia will soon return to the Commonwealth under its new government, Britain's foreign secretary says after meeting with President Adama Barrow and pledging London's support for this small west African country.

British FM hails new Gambia leader, vows stronger ties

2017-02-15 13:30

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has visited The Gambia, where he hailed the arrival of a new government and its bid to rejoin the Commonwealth group of former British colonies.

UN: Gambia formally reverses withdrawal from ICC

2017-02-14 20:45

The United Nations says it has formally received Gambia's notice reversing its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court.

Armed Gambian soldier arrested in mosque as president prayed

2017-02-12 22:27

A Gambian soldier and former member of ex-President Yahya Jammeh's guard has been arrested for bringing a loaded gun into a mosque where President Adama Barrow was praying, the west African force in the country has said .

EU gives 'virtually bankrupt' Gambia $240m aid

2017-02-09 21:35

The European Union has announced aid worth $240m for The Gambia's new government as President Adama Barrow said his nation was "virtually bankrupt" due to economic mismanagement by the former regime.

 

Gambia's ex-spy chief, 8 others charged with murder

2017-02-24 14:23

Gambia's dreaded former spy chief - whose watch was marred by allegations of killings and torture - and eight subordinates have been charged with killing a leading opposition member in April.

Former Gambian spy chief arrested: police source

2017-02-22 13:00

Gambian police have arrested ex-president Yahya Jammeh's dreaded former spy chief, a police source says, following allegations of torture and disappearances during his watch.

Jammeh's missing: tracing The Gambia's disappeared

2017-02-20 20:44

Pensioner Sarjo Manneh celebrated more joyfully than most when former leader Yahya Jammeh agreed to leave The Gambia in January.

Gambia's new president commits to end human rights abuses

2017-02-19 18:00

As Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country.

Gambia's new president Barrow set for inauguration as nation cheers

2017-02-18 15:15

Gambia's new president is set to be inaugurated, as this tiny West African nation celebrates wider freedoms after a tense political standoff with its former leader.

Barrow appoints Gambian UN prosecutor as chief justice

2017-02-15 16:01

President Adama Barrow has appointed a Gambian UN prosecutor as chief justice of the Supreme Court, ending a series of controversial foreign appointments to the position by former leader Yahya Jammeh.

Gambia to welcome British FM for first time since independence

2017-02-14 21:54

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who in the past sparked fury over comments about Africans, arrives in The Gambia on a charm offensive as its new government considers rejoining the Commonwealth.

The real and imagined crimes of Gambia's Yahya Jammeh

2017-02-13 18:58

The Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh wielded a potent mix of brute force and mysticism to keep citizens in a permanent state of fear, a legacy that lingers.

Regional military force in Gambia being reduced to 500

2017-02-10 17:30

Authorities say the West African regional military force that has been securing Gambia during its political transition is being reduced to 500 troops.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, Somalia

2017-02-09 20:22

Zimbabwe's pastor Evan Mawarire says he is happy to be out of prison, and Somalia's new leader vows to rebuild failed state.

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