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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.

US denies visas to Gambia teens in global robotics contest

2017-07-04 20:01

The United States has denied visas to five teenage students from Gambia competing in a prestigious international robotics contest in Washington, the team's leader has said.

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 talks with China, Norway investors to revive economy

2017-05-25 12:25

Gambian officials are holding talks with Chinese and Norwegian investors on infrastructure projects to drive economic growth in the West African nation.

West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

2017-05-22 18:59

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities.

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.

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's race to save its 'Roots' on Kunta Kinteh island

2017-04-21 09:10

As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinte, immortalised in print and on screen in "Roots", put The Gambia on the map for historical tourism.

Top Africa stories: Bashir, Nigeria, Gambia

2017-04-08 07:25

SA has told the ICC that it had no obligation to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in 2015, and the party of Gambia's new president has won the majority of seats in a crucial parliamentary vote.

 

Gambia robotics students granted US visas after rejection

2017-07-06 18:19

The mentor for a Gambian student team says the five teens have been granted United States visas after initially being denied the chance to go compete in a prestigious international robotics contest in Washington

Regional troops to remain in Gambia for a year

2017-06-05 19:00

The Economic Community of West African States says it has extended the mandate of its military mission in The Gambia.

Tunisia rescues 126 migrants who set off from Libya

2017-05-28 07:51

Tunisian security forces rescued 126 sub-Saharan migrants including seven pregnant women who had been trying to reach Europe from Libya, a Red Crescent official has said.

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.

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.

Gambia's 'broken' justice system struggles with victims' ire

2017-05-12 14:30

Gambians want swift justice fro the crimes of fallen dictator Yahya Jammeh's regime but the new government faces an uphill battle to jail the most prolific abusers.

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 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.

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.

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