Gambia president forms new political party

2019-12-31 22:00

Gambian President Adama Barrow has created a new political party, according to the country's electoral authority, in a move that would allow him to contest future elections unhindered.

Gambia's journalists, free from dictator, work to win trust

2018-12-31 19:06

Gambia's journalists, free from 2 decades of deadly dictatorship, now work to win trust

Gambia launches truth commission into ex-dictator's abuse

2018-10-16 05:58

The tiny west African state of The Gambia has sworn-in an 11-member commission tasked with shedding light on summary executions, disappearances, torture, rape and other crimes under ousted dictator Yahya Jammeh.

Gambia authorities identify exhumed bodies

2018-07-10 11:32

Gambia's justice minister says authorities have identified four bodies exhumed last year to shed light on the circumstances of their deaths and allow their families to hold proper burials.

Gambia's president announces major Cabinet reshuffle

2018-06-30 17:06

Gambia's president has named a new vice president in a major Cabinet reshuffle that also integrates a minister who served under former leader Yahya Jammeh.

Gambia leader meets victims' families after deadly protest

2018-06-23 12:00

Gambian president Adama Barrow has paid tribute to three young protesters killed by police in an anti-pollution rally, urging witnesses to come forward to a commission of inquiry set up by his government.

Death toll from Gambia protest rises to three

2018-06-21 11:05

A 24-year-old student who was hit by police gunfire at an environmental protest in western Gambia has die, bringing the death toll from the violence to three, his campaign group says.

Gambia president vows justice after police kill two protesters

2018-06-20 15:41

Gambia's president Adama Barrow has promised justice would be done after police killed two young protesters at an anti-pollution rally, vowing such an incident would not happen again.

Gambia charges renegade generals with desertion

2018-03-28 19:28

The Gambian army has filed desertion charges against two renegade generals who went into exile with former president Yahya Jammeh last year, the force has told AFP.

Gambia announces 'moratorium' on death penalty

2018-02-19 11:43

Gambian President Adama Barrow has announced a suspension of the death penalty in his country, in a break from the former regime of the dictator Yahya Jammeh.


Thousands of Gambians protest, demand President Adama Barrow step down

2019-12-17 12:15

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Gambia's capital Banjul demanding that President Adama Barrow respect his pledge to quit after three years in office.

Gambians embrace new freedoms with environment activism

2018-12-02 18:13

Hundreds of Gambians are grateful for the jobs created by a Chinese-run fish processing plant that arrived in 2014.

Gambia set to probe pain of past in Truth Commission

2018-10-13 12:34

The tiny West African state of The Gambia will journey into its grim past on Monday as it begins a probe into atrocities committed under former dictator Yahya Jammeh.

Gambian president brings back two Jammeh-era ministers

2018-07-01 13:04

Two of Gambian former strongman Yahya Jammeh's key ministers got back their former jobs in a sweeping reshuffle, the president's office has said.

Five Gambia police charged with activists' murders

2018-06-29 19:36

Gambian prosecutors have charged five police officers with murder over the deaths of three young protesters at an anti-pollution rally.

Gambia national police chief resigns after protest shootings

2018-06-21 20:30

Gambia's police say the national police inspector general has resigned after two civilians were shot dead this week during a demonstration against sand mining.

Rights groups warn Gambia after 2 shot dead in protest

2018-06-21 05:58

Human rights groups have pressured Gambia to hold accountable those who ordered police to "shoot and kill" two protesters this week, warning that the excessive force brings up painful memories of the previous government.

Ex-Gambia generals deny desertion

2018-05-03 08:30

Two renegade generals who followed ex-Gambia president Yahya Jammeh into exile have pleaded not guilty to a charge of desertion brought by the military.

Africa waves some leaders goodbye: but is the democratic deficit any narrower?

2018-02-23 12:41

No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job, writes The Conversation.

Gambian police arrest lecturer over newspaper interview

2018-02-02 11:01

Gambian police have arrested a university lecturer and kept him in overnight detention for questioning the president's ability to maintain national security in a newspaper interview.

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