Gambia


Gambia hunting 14 coronavirus quarantine escapees

2020-03-22 08:48

Gambian authorities are searching for 14 people who broke out of a hotel where they had been quarantined as a coronavirus precaution and escaped, health officials said.

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.

Africa needs The Gambia's leadership on human rights

2019-11-22 15:11

By filing a case against Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya, Gambia has shown Africa's potential to promote human rights.

Dawda Jawara, 95, first president of Gambia, dies

2019-08-29 13:06

Dawda Jawara, the first president of The Gambia following independence from Britain, died at the age of 95, officials say.

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.

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

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.

Top Africa stories: Mugabes fight to retain farm, Prince Charles in Africa

2018-11-02 09:01

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are fighting to retain a farm in Mazowe, and UK's Prince Charles and his wife have arrived in Gambia for a three-day visit.

PICS: Prince Charles in Gambia for first leg of Africa trip

2018-11-01 06:05

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have arrived in Gambia for a three-day visit

 

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.

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.

Ex-beauty queen accuses former Gambia president of rape

2019-11-02 10:48

A Gambian former beauty queen on Thursday accused former President Yahya Jammeh of raping her to punish her for rejecting his marriage proposal, in evidence to the country's truth and reconciliation commission.

Gambian ex-dictator 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse, Human Rights Watch says

2019-06-26 21:16

Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups says.

Long-awaited bridge over River Gambia inaugurated

2019-01-22 10:06

The presidents of Senegal and The Gambia have inaugurated the Senegambia bridge to facilitate trade and travel in West Africa after decades of delays.

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

2018-12-04 13:34

Hundreds of Gambians were grateful for the jobs created by a Chinese-run fish processing plant that arrived in 2014. Then they were shocked when dead fish began washing up on a nearby shore. Read more...

PICS: Prince Charles, Camilla land in Ghana on second Africa stop

2018-11-03 08:57

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have arrived in Ghana for the second stop of their West African tour

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 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.

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