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.

Gambia jails ex army, navy chiefs

2011-05-23 22:10

Gambia's special criminal court has sentenced the former army and navy chiefs to 20 years in prison for treason for their involvement in a March 2006 coup attempt.


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.

Gambia - ruling by Allah's grace

2011-07-18 20:20

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh says that neither the upcoming November presidential election nor a military coup, but only Allah, could unseat him from power.

Gambia voter registration begins

2011-05-05 20:09

Voter registration ahead of polls in November have kicked off in Gambia, after incumbent President Yahya Jammeh said he was sure to win.

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