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Gambia to release hitmen

Three ex-army officers in Gambia, who told a truth commission they participated in killings ordered by former president Yahya Jammeh, will be released, a...

Gambian officer admits killing journalist, migrants

A Gambian army officer testified he and two colleagues shot dead journalist Deyda Hydara in 2004 on orders from then- President Yahya Jammeh, providing...

Gambian coup plot sees eight former soldiers sentenced

Eight former soldiers were sentenced for plotting to overthrow Gambia’s president Adama Barrow in 2017 with the help of his ousted predecessor, the country’s...

ISS: Will The Gambia be a turning point for AU peace...

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Despite having policy on post-conflict reconstruction and development since 2006, the African Union (AU) has long struggled to turn this into a practical and...

Ex-Gambian president stole millions – government

Former Gambia president Yahya Jammeh personally stole at least $362 million (278 million pounds) from the state during his 22-year rule, the justice minister...

Challenges and rewards of multilateral interventions

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edoIn early 2017, The Gambia was hurtling toward a crisis. Its longtime president, Yahya Jammeh, had lost the presidential election but refused to accept...

ISS: Do Africa’s youth prefer the ballot to the bullet?

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On 7 January, a group of young military officers in Libreville, Gabon, tried to overthrow the government of President Ali Bongo Ondimba. The challenge...

Former Gambian president was “trouble”

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Yahya Jammeh was going to be "trouble" for Gambia from the moment he seized power, the first witness to a commission convened to investigate...

Multi-million euro French aid for Gambia

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France gave 30 million euros ($34 million) of aid to Gambia as part of efforts to support democratic transition and ensure stability...

Gambia selling former president’s assets

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Gambia is selling several planes and a fleet of luxury cars bought by former president Yahya Jammeh as it seeks to reduce...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...