ARTICLES RELATING TO GAMBIA 2016 ELECTIONS

Gambia's Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners

2017-02-21 12:00

As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained without trial.

Gambia's new president commits to end human rights abuses

2017-02-19 18:00

As Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country.

Gambia's new president Barrow set for inauguration as nation cheers

2017-02-18 15:15

Gambia's new president is set to be inaugurated, as this tiny West African nation celebrates wider freedoms after a tense political standoff with its former leader.

Gambia's new leader vows overhaul of feared security service

2017-01-28 16:30

Gambia's new President Adama Barrow is promising an overhaul of the country's feared security forces as he works to rebuild a country that lived under authoritarian rule for more than 22 years.

West Africa to scale back military in The Gambia

2017-01-27 18:30

West African nations plan to scale back a military force that secured the return to The Gambia of new President Adama Barrow to take power, the force commander says.

Key dates in The Gambia's political crisis

2017-01-27 06:20

Here is a timeline of the crisis in The Gambia since the election which strongman Yahya Jammeh lost to Adama Barrow, the nation's new president.

Barrow returns to warm welcome as Gambia turns a page

2017-01-26 20:52

Jubilant Gambians have welcomed home their new President Adama Barrow, who was elected almost two months ago but forced to flee to Senegal when his predecessor refused to step aside.

Gambia's turbulent transfer of power: How it happened

2017-01-26 17:31

Gambia's new president is finally arriving in the country, a week after taking the oath of office abroad amid a whirlwind political crisis.

Gambia's new leader Barrow to stay at 'own residence until further notice'

2017-01-26 14:20

Gambia's new president, who is expected back in his country will stay at his own residence until further notice while State House, Yahya Jammeh's former seat of power, is assessed for potential risks.

'New' inauguration 'to be held for Gambia's president Barrow'

2017-01-25 20:46

Eagerly awaited President Adama Barrow is set to hold a new inauguration ceremony on the Gambian soil "where he will address his people", a spokesperson says.

 

New Gambian president thanks unified nation, promises reform

2017-02-20 10:23

New Gambian President Adama Barrow has thanked his nation and promised greater freedom, an improved economy and better education.

Finally, Gambia's Barrow 'officially' sworn-in as president

2017-02-18 17:00

Thousands of supporters have gathered to finally celebrate the inauguration of Gambian President Adama Barrow, a month after he was sworn in across the border in neighbouring Senegal during a tense power struggle.

Weapons seized from Gambia ex-leader Jammeh's home

2017-01-31 06:11

The west African force deployed in The Gambia to secure the nation's presidential transition says it has recovered weapons from the former leader's home, and arrested a high-ranking Gambian general.

Gambia plans February 18 celebration as new leader arrives home

2017-01-27 20:00

Billboards across Gambia's capital are declaring a February 18 ceremony to mark the inauguration of the country's new leader, a day after his triumphant arrival.

I'm a very happy man today, says Gambia's Barrow

2017-01-27 11:30

President Adama Barrow may have been waiting to take power in The Gambia for nearly two months but many in the west African country have been longing for a change of guard for years.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, Nigeria

2017-01-26 21:58

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has spoken out on Donald Trump's administration, and Zimbabweans have been warned not to be tricked by "fake job offers in SA".

Jubilant Gambia awaits president's return

2017-01-26 19:56

Jubilant Gambians were preparing to welcome home their new president on Thursday after a protracted crisis over an election dispute that forced him to flee to neighbouring Senegal.

Gambia's new president returning to nation as new era begins

2017-01-26 15:27

Gambia's President Adama Barrow is finally returning home, solidifying his position as the country's new commander-in-chief after a political crisis that sent the previous ruler into exile.

Gambia’s Barrow: I expect 'a triumphant welcome' in Banjul

2017-01-26 13:20

Gambia's new leader, Adama Barrow says he expects a "triumphant welcome" in the capital Banjul when he returns "to start building his country", a report says.

New Gambia president Barrow set to return Thursday - political sources

2017-01-25 14:59

President Adama Barrow is set to return to The Gambia after his predecessor Yahya Jammeh finally quit power under threat of a miliatry intervention, west African politcsl sources say.

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