ARTICLES RELATING TO YAHYA JAMMEH

Gambia's Jammeh 'stole $50m', assets frozen: minister

2017-05-22 21:02

The Gambia's justice minister has said that ex-leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50m via a state telecoms company, while a court froze his assets in the small west African nation.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, SA, Nigeria

2017-05-17 08:30

A Zimbabwean minister has reportedly warned South Africa against copying Zimbabwe's "land reform agenda", and Lesotho's King Letsie III has praised Mugabe's "wise guidance and astute leadership".

Top Africa stories: I Coast, Kenya, Zim

2017-05-12 20:28

Gun fire erupts in Ivory Coast after soldiers who mutinied in January apologised to President Alassane Ouattara, and Mujuru together with Tsvangirai are in talks to lead a united opposition alliance to try to unseat Mugabe.

Gambia soldiers, regional forces clash outside Jammeh home

2017-04-22 09:02

West African forces clashed with Gambian soldiers loyal to former leader Yahya Jammeh, shooting and injuring three who were guarding graves at his home, the soldiers have said.

Gambia president's party takes majority in parliament

2017-04-07 14:34

Gambia president's party has won a majority of seats in parliament after two decades of domination by the party of former leader Yahya Jammeh, the Independent Electoral Commission has said.

Gambia elects MPs for post-Jammeh era

2017-04-06 22:09

Gambians voted in the first ballot since longtime leader Yahya Jammeh left power, electing lawmakers who could make or break a raft of reforms promised by the new president.

Gambia parliament vote crucial to transition for new leader

2017-04-06 06:07

Many Gambians hope to secure a transition from decades of dictatorship to democracy, as they vote in parliamentary elections, the first since longtime leader Yahya Jammeh flew into exile in January.

The Gambia prepares for first post-Jammeh poll

2017-04-04 11:42

The Gambia is set to hold its first election since the downfall of longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, with expectations high that new lawmakers will overhaul a national assembly once derided as a mere rubberstamp.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Egypt, Mali

2017-03-25 07:14

Zimbabwean opposition parties are on the verge of forming a formidable coalition ahead of next years presidential election, and Egyptian long time autocratic Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail.

PICS: Exiled Gambian ex-leader Jammeh works on farm in Equatorial Guinea

2017-03-24 13:00

Pictures of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh working on a farm in Equatorial Guinea have emerged on social media.

 

Gambia court issues arrest warrant in journalist's killing

2017-05-19 20:07

A Gambian court has issued an arrest warrant for two former army officers suspected in the 2004 shooting to death of a journalist.

Gambia swears in several homegrown judges

2017-05-16 11:00

The Gambia's president has sworn in six new judges to top courts, with Gambians dominating the list in a country that long relied on foreign justices under the former regime.

African dictator's trial opens path to justice elsewhere

2017-04-28 15:41

Souleymane Guengueng was barely able to walk or see when the prison doors swung open and he and hundreds of others were released in Chad in 1990 after dictator Hissene Habre fled.

Gambia gets female parliament speaker

2017-04-12 11:02

The Gambia's first female barrister was sworn in Tuesday as National Assembly speaker, days after the African country's United Democratic Party (UDP) emerged from decades in opposition to win an absolute parliamentary majority.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Nigeria, Somalia

2017-04-07 06:02

Zim opposition parties have vowed that they would not allow President Robert Mugabe to “lead the country from a wheelchair”, and at least 30 people are feared dead after a bus accident in Zim.

Gambians head to polls to choose parliament under new leader

2017-04-06 13:26

Voters are heading to polls in Gambia for parliamentary elections that are expected to end two decades of domination by the party of former leader Yahya Jammeh.

Gambia police probing dozens of forced disappearances

2017-04-05 10:15

Gambian police say they are working on more than 30 cases of individuals who disappeared in custody under Yahya Jammeh's former regime, as investigators uncover secret burial sites.

'Executed' Gambian coup plotters exhumed

2017-04-03 10:29

The bodies of three Gambian coup plotters, including a former US war veteran, have been found using intelligence from members of former leader Yahya Jammeh's death squad, police say.

Gambia to set up truth commission and offer reparations

2017-03-24 15:31

Gambia will set up a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed by the former regime, and it will offer to pay reparations to victims, Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambedou says.

Gambian protesters demand ex-spy chief's execution

2017-03-21 13:30

Gambian protesters have called for the execution of the former head of the nation's intelligence agency and eight subordinates, as the men appeared in court charged with murdering a political activist.

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