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.

Gambian president sacks another chief justice

2015-05-13 14:39

Gambian President Yahyah Jammeh has sacked an internationally-renowned Pakistani last year as Gambia’s top judge, according to judicial sources, appointing a Nigerian as his temporary replacement.

Gambia at 50: Isolated, berated for rights abuses

2015-02-17 10:12

As Gambia marks its 50th year of independence, critics say the milestone is tainted by the dismal human rights record of an increasingly isolated regime.

Gambian leader: Britain not involved in coup plot

2015-01-11 21:21

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has said Britain had no involvement with dissidents who tried to topple his government on 30 December.

Gambia's Jammeh reshuffles cabinet after coup attempt

2015-01-07 07:31

Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh has reshuffled three major posts in his government, a rep[ort says, a week after a failed coup attempt in west African nation.

Gambia troops go door-to-door in search of failed coup plotters

2015-01-03 10:01

Gambian security forces went door-to-door in the capital Banjul in search of participants in a failed coup against the west African country's strongman President Yahya Jammeh, residents say.


'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".

Gambia marks 50th year of independence

2015-02-18 12:02

Gambia is preparing to mark its 50th year of independence, with festivities overshadowed by growing complaints over its rights record and the regime increasingly seen abroad as a pariah.

US man pleads guilty to part in Gambia coup

2015-01-30 10:03

A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a deadly coup attempt in the tiny African nation of Gambia.

Gambian leader hands journos govt posts

2015-01-07 14:11

Less than a week after an abortive coup attempt, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has handed the foreign and communications portfolios to journalists in a government reshuffle, officials say.

Gambian leader will get rid of plotters

2015-01-06 22:33

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has vowed to track down the failed coup plotters who sought to unseat him last week, promising to get rid of them one by one.

US denies any role in Gambia violence

2015-01-02 08:21

The US has denied it had any role in an apparent coup attempt in Gambia, after the west African nation’s leader Yahya Jammeh blamed the attack on foreign dissidents.

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