Gambian ex-dictator's country palace burns in wildfire

2020-02-06 22:55

Gambian ex-autocrat Yahya Jammeh's palatial country residence, where he allegedly administered a self-invented AIDS cure, has been partially "gutted by bushfire," the West African state's army said Thursday.

Gambian truth panel starts hearing Jammeh regime abuse testimony

2019-01-08 08:28

A truth commission in the tiny west African state of The Gambia has begun hearing witness testimony as it investigates rights violations committed by the regime of Yahya Jammeh.

US blocks ex-Gambian president, family from entering

2018-12-10 21:26

The US State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States

Prince Charles praises Gambians for regime change

2018-11-01 20:57

Britain's Prince Charles is applauding Gambians for overturning two decades of autocratic rule during his first stop on a West African tour

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.

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.

Rights groups seek prosecution of Gambian ex-leader in Ghana

2018-05-16 21:29

A survivor, families of the disappeared and human rights organisations are seeking the extradition and prosecution in Ghana of Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh for alleged direct involvement in the killing of more than 50 West African migrants in 2005.

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.


Eight Gambian soldiers jailed over coup plot

2019-05-28 07:13

A Gambian military court has sentenced seven soldiers to nine years in jail for plotting to overthrow President Adama Barrow, and handed a three-year prison term to another.

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

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 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.

Gambian govt condemns ex-president's 'shocking' return pledge

2018-07-19 20:05

Banjul has condemned former president Yahya Jammeh's pledge to come back to the West African country in a leaked phone call that went viral on social media.

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.

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 ex-president accused of ordering 50 migrant deaths

2018-05-16 11:41

A paramilitary unit controlled by former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has been accused by rights groups of being behind the killings of more than 50 West African migrants in 2005.

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.

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