Gambia leader's upset heartens families of the disappeared

2016-12-07 18:03

Hundreds of people have disappeared during the 22-year reign of President Yahya Jammeh in the tiny West African country of Gambia.

Gambia election recount awards Barrow slimmer win

2016-12-07 16:16

The Gambia's shock election result awarded president-elect Adama Barrow extra votes by mistake but a recount showed he still won outright, the country's electoral commission says.

Gambia court orders release of opposition leader, 18 others

2016-12-05 18:05

A Gambia court has ordered the release of opposition leader, 18 others after longtime leader loses vote.

Gambia's political transition begins after election shock

2016-12-04 09:00

Gambia's Ppesident-elect Adama Barrow is set to hold talks with his coalition to plot his transition to power, following a shock election victory that ended the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh.

Yahya Jammeh: devout and erratic leader of The Gambia

2016-12-03 14:34

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who has been defeated in this week's poll, seized power in a 1994 coup and clung to office for 22 years with a blend of severity, mysticism and iron-clad self-belief.

WATCH: Yahya Jammeh calling president-elect Barrow to concede defeat

2016-12-03 09:36

A video of Gambian President Yahyah Jammeh conceding defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow has gone viral on social media.

Top Africa News: Gambia, Libya, Zim

2016-12-02 20:30

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, and UN rights team says 'ethnic cleansing' is under way in S Sudan.

Adama Barrow: Gambia's estate agent of change

2016-12-02 19:16

He is quiet, understated and until recently unknown, but now presidential election winner Adama Barrow has become the flagbearer for a new era of change in The Gambia.

Gambia's Jammeh concedes defeat in presidential race

2016-12-02 16:04

President Yahya Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia for 22 years, has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, says the chairman of the independent electoral commission.

Top Africa stories: Tsvangirai, Gambia, AU

2016-12-01 20:45

The MDC says that party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's ill health "is no cause for concern" and Morocco says AU chair Dlamini-Zuma is blocking its readmission.


The Gambia keeps dream of deepening democracy in Africa alive

2016-12-07 17:10

A peaceful transition in the Gambia, taken together with hints of change in Angola and Zimbabwe, will portend hope that Africa’s democratic renewal is still alive, writes David E Kiwuwa.

Senior Gambia opposition figures freed on bail

2016-12-06 06:09

Gambian opposition leader Ousainou Darboe, who was jailed in July for taking part in a protest, has freed on bail with 18 others, days after a shock opposition election win.

Gambia's new leaders push for political prisoners' release

2016-12-04 17:03

Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow held talks with his team to plot his transition to power, with the release of political prisoners emerging as a top priority for the new administration.

Newly elected Gambian leader to reverse Jammeh's decision on ICC

2016-12-03 22:00

Gambia's newly elected leader Adama Barrow says he plans to reverse President Yahya Jammeh's decisions to pull out of the Commonwealth and the ICC.

Gambians have taken to the streets to celebrate the defeat of longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh by his rival Adama Barrow in the just ended elections. See the pictures

Gambians have taken to the streets to celebrate the defeat of longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh by his rival Adama Barrow in the just ended elections. See the pictures

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Gambia's shock presidential victor Barrow hails 'new era'

2016-12-03 07:29

Opposition candidate Adama Barrow has hailed a "new Gambia" after he pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh.

The Gambia at a glance

2016-12-02 20:30

The impoverished west African nation of The Gambia is set for a rare handover of power after long-serving President Yahya Jammeh suffered a shock defeat at the polls.

Opposition candidate Barrow wins Gambia election

2016-12-02 17:46

Gambia's opposition candidate has defeated longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh in the West African country's presidential vote, an upset victory that could lead to the country's first transfer of power in more than two decades.

Heavy security as opposition takes Banjul in Gambia vote

2016-12-02 12:03

Security forces have deployed heavily in Banjul as counting gets under way after a tense election, with early results showing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has lost ground in the capital, his traditional stronghold.

Gambia ruler predicts landslide

2016-12-01 20:45

Voters in the tiny west African nation of Gambia have cast marbles in an election widely expected to keep the country's ruler of more than two decades in power despite a unified effort by the opposition.

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