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Gambia's new president leaves to perform Muslim pilgrimage

2017-08-26 13:27

Gambia's government says new President Adama Barrow is leaving for Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Muslim pilgrimage known as the hajj.

Adama Barrow: how do you solve a problem like The Gambia?

2017-07-27 21:02

Six months ago, businessman and political novice Adama Barrow took power in Africa's smallest mainland country after delivering a stunning defeat against ex-leader Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled brutally for 22 years.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Obasanjo, Gambia

2017-07-22 09:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resumed nationwide rallies, and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged African leaders to treat ex-presidents with respect.

Gambia sets up commission to investigate ex-leader's assets

2017-07-14 19:11

Gambia's president says the government has formed a commission to investigate assets of Yahya Jammeh, his predecessor as the west African country's leader.

Gambia: At least 1 dead after Jammeh supporters clash with W African troops

2017-06-04 07:30

A Gambian protester has died of gunshot wounds, a day after being shot as supporters of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh clashed with West African forces.

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.

 

Gambia cancels diplomatic passports of ex-dictator, family

2017-08-02 20:11

Gambia's government has cancelled the diplomatic passports of former President Yahya Jammeh and his family members.

Gambia justice minister promises new post-Jammeh constitution

2017-07-22 11:00

The Gambia's justice minister has promised a new constitution to be voted on by referendum as the tiny west African country transitions from the long rule of former strongman Yahya Jammeh.

Gambia investigators find dozens more Jammeh-linked assets

2017-07-21 14:18

Gambia's justice minister says investigators have uncovered dozens of additional properties, bank accounts and companies belonging to former president Yahya Jammeh.

Mbeki: Zimbabweans not SA can tell Mugabe to go

2017-06-19 12:00

Former president Thabo Mbeki has reportedly said that South Africans must "stay clear" of criticising Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, adding that the veteran leader should only be "shown the door" by his own people.

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.

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