Gambian firm, employees charged with cocaine trafficking

2015-04-23 15:55

A court in Gambia has charged one of the country’s leading import firms and seven of its employees with drug trafficking after 45kg of cocaine were discovered in a sugar shipment from Brazil last month.

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.

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.

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.

Dozens arrested after failed Gambia coup

2015-01-02 07:05

Several dozen military personnel and civilians have been arrested, and a large cache of weapons and explosives have been found following a reported coup attempt in Gambia, an intelligence source says.

Dlamini-Zuma calls for calm after failed coup in Gambia

2015-01-01 09:05

African Union commission chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called for calm in Gambia following a failed coup in the west African country.

Soldiers lock down Gambian capital

2014-12-30 18:05

Gunfire has erupted around the presidential palace in Gambia's capital Banjul overnight and soldiers blocked a bridge leading to the centre of town.

Gambia rebukes Guinea for silence over Ebola grant

2014-12-05 09:08

Gambia has rebuked Guinea over its "bizarre attitude" to diplomacy, accusing its near neighbour of refusing to say thank you for a $500 000 donation to its Ebola response.


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.

Outrage over Gambian officials' arrest

2015-01-30 19:01

Rights campaigners have voiced outrage over unlawful detentions in Gambia as it emerged several government officials have been held without charge.

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.

US charges two for failed Gambia coup

2015-01-05 21:22

The United States has charged two men for their involvement in the failed attempt to overthrow the government of Gambia.

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.

Gambia failed coup participants flee to Guinea-Bissau

2015-01-01 22:06

Four officers suspected of participating in a failed military coup against Gambia's strongman President Yahya Jammeh have taken refuge in Guinea-Bissau.

Gambian president returns home after failed coup

2014-12-31 12:41

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has returned home overnight after a failed coup by disaffected soldiers while he was abroad, a military source says.

Gunfire in Gambian capital as president away

2014-12-30 14:10

Heavy gunfire has rung near the presidential palace in Gambia, residents say, raising the spectre of a coup attempt while the long-time ruler is out of the country.

Gambia rebuffs Western criticism of anti-gay law

2014-11-30 19:06

The Gambian government is lashing out at Western donor nations that have criticised a new law that punishes some homosexual acts with life in prison.

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