The Gambia

Swiss arrest Gambian suspected of killing au pair

2016-02-06 13:55

Swiss authorities say they have arrested a Gambian man suspected of murdering a 25-year-old American woman working as an au pair in Vienna.

Gambia expels grocer, bans chicken legs

2013-06-07 22:34

The Gambia has banned the imports of frozen chicken legs after expelling one of the country's most powerful business magnates for stocking groceries months past their sell-by date.

Gambia gets 1st woman foreign minister

2012-11-02 17:16

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has appointed the country's United Nations representative as his new minister of foreign affairs, the first woman to hold the post in his 18-year rule.

Gambia confirms 9 executed by firing squad

2012-08-28 08:30

Gambia's interior ministry says nine death row prisoners have been executed by firing squad, after President Yahya Jammeh vowed to carry out all death sentences by mid-September.

Gambian new ICC chief prosecutor

2011-12-12 22:37

International Criminal Court member states have unanimously elected Fatou Bensouda of Gambia as the new chief prosecutor of the main global genocide and war crimes tribunal.


Guinea-Bissau smashes child slavery ring

2013-11-17 21:10

Guinea-Bissau says it has dismantled a criminal network trafficking children to the Gambia, where they are forced by Islamic schools to beg on the streets.

Gambia frees Muslim cleric after 5 months

2013-05-11 18:49

The Gambian government says that it has released a Muslim cleric who had been in detention for five months.

Amnesty urges Gambia to halt executions

2012-08-28 22:23

Amnesty International says it is appalled at the execution in Gambia of 9 death row prisoners by firing squad and is urging government not to kill the remaining prisoners.

SA welcomes African ICC prosecutor

2011-12-13 22:45

South Africa has welcomed the election of Fatou Bensouda, of The Gambia, as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court.

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