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

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 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.


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.

WATCH: Gambians use plastic waste to make beautiful artwork

2018-09-05 18:22

Isatou Ceesay runs a plastic waste recycling project in Gambia creating products such as purses and jewelry.

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.

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