Gambia journalist on the run after escaping during trial

2016-04-22 10:43

A young journalist on trial for sedition in the Gambia has escaped from the hospital where he was receiving treatment under armed guard, according to court transcripts obtained by AFP.

Gambia minister says 'no clue' if opposition activists dead

2016-04-19 11:47

Gambia's information minister says he had "no clue" if detained opposition protesters had died in custody or where others were being detained, but asserted the two rare demonstrations they held were illegal.

Gambian opposition leader held amid fresh protests

2016-04-17 09:12

The leader of the Gambia's main political opposition has been arrested following a second round of demonstrations in the country, with supporters demanding answers over the death in custody of a senior party figure.

Gambia forms ties with China after rejecting Taiwan

2016-03-18 11:51

The African nation of Gambia has established formal diplomatic ties with China, two year's after turning its back on Taiwan.

Gambia lifts order that females must cover hair

2016-01-14 18:54

Gambia's government says it has lifted a recent directive stating that all female staff with the government must cover their hair during office hours.

Gambia criminalises female genital mutilation

2015-12-29 19:05

Gambian lawmakers have passed a bill criminalising female circumcision and introducing prison terms of up to three years for anyone flouting the ban.

Gambian presidential election set for December 2016

2015-12-08 11:59

Gambia will hold presidential elections in December 2016 with legislative polls scheduled for four months later, the country’s electoral commission has said.

Gambia's economy faces serious risks – IMF

2015-09-22 11:12

Gambia’s economy faces serious risks from worsening budget, rising inflation and tight interest rates, the International Monetary Fund says.

Detained Gambia journalist now faces charges in high court

2015-08-20 14:52

A Gambian union leader says a journalist detained by authorities now faces charges in high court in the West African nation.

Gambia frees jailed relatives of coup plotters

2015-07-26 11:32

Gambia has released from jail 12 relatives of the plotters of a failed December coup after President Yahya Jammeh issued a new amnesty, state television and a government statement said.


Gambia opposition leader, protesters charged

2016-04-21 21:56

A Gambian court has charged opposition activists with rioting, illegal protest and incitement to violence for organising a demonstration over the death in detention of a party member last week.

Gambia opposition activists die in custody

2016-04-17 21:02

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Gambia to thoroughly investigate the death in detention of opposition activist Solo Sandeng and two other party members.

Dozens beaten, held after rare Gambia protest

2016-04-16 17:47

Gambian security forces have beaten and rounded up dozens of political activists calling for the resignation of strongman President Yahya Jammeh ahead of his re-election attempt.

China and Gambia resume diplomatic ties

2016-03-17 15:58

Taiwan faces increasing diplomatic isolation after China announced it will resume ties with the island's former ally Gambia.

Gambia orders female civil servants to cover hair at work

2016-01-06 12:27

Female civil servants in the west African country of Gambia, recently declared "an Islamic state" by its president, have been ordered to cover their hair at work, a leaked government memo showed.

Gambia now an 'Islamic state', says president

2015-12-12 16:51

The president of the Gambia has declared his country is now "an Islamic state" and the "rights of citizens" will be protected.

Gambian president calls halt to female genital mutilation

2015-11-25 11:48

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has banned female genital mutilation, branding the practice as outdated and not a requirement of Islam, the information ministry announced Tuesday.

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.

'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 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.

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