Senegal's southern forests may disappear by 2018

2016-05-26 22:28

Senegal's heavily forested southern region of Casamance will have no tree cover left by 2018 if illegal logging driven by Chinese demand is not addressed.

Senegal-Gambia border talks break up

2016-05-16 21:59

A first round of Senegal-Gambia talks to end a three-month border blockade has ended without agreement.

Gambia, Senegal hold border blockade talks

2016-05-15 09:47

Senegal and Gambia are due to hold talks aimed at ending a three-month border blockade that has created shortages of essential daily items on both sides of the frontier.

Protests put Gambia's Jammeh under pressure

2016-05-06 12:26

Pressure is mounting on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh following a series of protests that pose a serious threat to his 20-year rule, a report says.

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.


Senegal-Gambia border reopens

2016-05-25 21:00

Senegal's border with the Gambia has reopened to commercial traffic after a three-month blockade caused by Senegalese truckers.

Gambia president hits out at Senegal over border dispute

2016-05-15 21:03

Provocative comments by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh have threatened to overshadow talks with Senegal aimed at resolving a three-month border blockade.

4 US citizens sentenced for attempted Gambian coup

2016-05-13 10:08

Four US citizens have been sentenced for their roles in a failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.

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.

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