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Tensions flare in the Gambia

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Gambian police arrested 51 people in a former stronghold of ex-president Yahya Jammeh for harassing followers of new leader Adama Barrow, amid...

Gambia leader heralds new dawn for minister jailed 22 times

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For one Gambian government minister, the ceremonial swearing in of President Adama Barrow marked the new dawn of a democracy he was...

Gambia to remain in ICC

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Gambia's new government has told the United Nations it will remain in the International Criminal Court (ICC), state media reported on Monday,...

West African force in Gambia to be reduced to 500 soldiers...

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Thousands of soldiers from West African bloc ECOWAS will start returning home this month from Gambia, from where long-time leader Yahya Jammeh...

EU aid to Gambia back on track

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The European Union pledged 75 million euros ($80 million) on Thursday to Gambia's new government, two years after suspending aid due to...

Regional force’s mission in Gambia extended by three months

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A West African military operation that pressured Gambia's long-time leader, Yahya Jammeh, to step down and flee into exile has had its...

Possible Swiss probe of ex-Gambia minister for crimes against humanity

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The man who served as interior minister under ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh could face charges of crimes against humanity, Swiss authorities...

Senegal police arrest former Gambian prison boss

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Senegalese police arrested General Bora Colley, the man who ran Gambia's prisons, where human rights groups say perceived opponents were tortured and...

Gambians celebrate new president’s arrival

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Thousands of people lined the streets of Banjul on Thursday to welcome home new President Adama Barrow days after authoritarian leader Yahya...

Former Gambian minister detained in Switzerland

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Swiss police detained former Gambian Interior Minister Ousman Sonko near the Swiss capital of Berne on Thursday, newspaper Berner Zeitung said on...

Gambia’s Barrow asks regional force to stay for six months

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Gambia's new president Adama Barrow has asked a West African military operation, which pressured his predecessor to go into exile after he...

President Barrow to return to Gambia today

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Gambia's President Adama Barrow, inaugurated in neighbouring Senegal as mediators engineered an exit deal for longstanding ruler Yahya Jammeh, is to return...

ISS: 28th AU Summit – ECOWAS raised the bar, but will...

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The decision by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to deploy a military force into Gambia to force President Yahya...

ISS: 28th AU Summit – Alarm bells beyond the Gambia

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For the African Union (AU) leaders attending the 28th AU Summit, the peaceful resolution of the Gambia's electoral crisis by the Economic...

Equatorial Guinea confirms hosting former Gambian leader

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Equatorial Guinea confirmed on Tuesday it was hosting ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who fled his country after West African troops threatened...

In Gambia, relief turns to anger at Jammeh’s soft landing

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Even before the cheers to celebrate the end of Yahya Jammeh's brutal 22-year rule of Gambia died down, there was fury he...

Gambians celebrates after Jammeh flees

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Gambians celebrated in the streets on Sunday after a West African regional military force entered the capital Banjul and took control of...

Equatorial Guineas exile for Jammeh

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Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations...

No immunity deal agreed for Gambia’s Jammeh according to Senegal minister

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West African leaders did not agree to immunity for Yahya Jammeh during negotiations that convinced Gambia's longtime ruler to flee into exile,...

Deadline issued for Jammeh after West African military halt Gambia operation

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West African armies halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country's new president, Adama Barrow, on Thursday so regional leaders...

U.N. backs West African efforts to install new Gambia president

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday backed efforts by West African states to ensure Gambian President Adama Barrow assumes power from...

ISS: Gambia – a test of ECOWAS’ commitment to democracy

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While many of US President-elect Donald Trump's opponents vowed to boycott his inauguration on Friday, across the Atlantic, opponents of tiny Gambia's...

West African forces poised for Gambia intervention

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West African troops were poised to intervene in Gambia on Thursday after President Yahya Jammeh's mandate expired and overnight talks to convince...

Gambia’s parliament extends defeated president’s office by 3 months

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Gambia's National Assembly has passed a resolution to allow President Yahya Jammeh, who lost an election in December, to stay in office...

W.African forces poised for Gambia intervention as leader’s mandate ends

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West African troops were poised to intervene in Gambia on Thursday after President Yahya Jammeh's mandate expired and overnight talks to convince...

State of emergency declared in The Gambia

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after refusing to hand power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who...

West African states readying for Gambia intervention

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Nigerian and other West African countries are preparing a joint force to intervene militarily in Gambia if President Yahya Jammeh does not...

Gambia Supreme Court judge declines to rule on presidential election challenge

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The top judge in Gambia's Supreme Court declined on Monday to rule on President Yahya Jammeh's petition to overturn his election defeat,...

AU to stop recognising Jammeh as Gambian president

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The African Union will cease to recognise Gambia's Yahya Jammeh as the West African nation's legitimate president as of January 19, the...

Gambia president’s party seeks to block rival’s inauguration

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The political party of Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who lost an election last month but has refused to accept his defeat, filed...

Top Gambian court adjourns Jammeh poll challenge

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African judges due to help Gambia's Supreme Court hear a challenge by President Yahya Jammeh's electoral defeat last December failed to show...

Fourth Gambian radio station shut

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Gambian authorities shut a fourth popular radio station late on Sunday, staff said, further restricting opposition voices amid a political crisis triggered...

US warns against visiting Gambia for tourists

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The United States warned its citizens against visiting the tourist destination of Gambia on Saturday and told those there to considering leaving,...

West African leaders to take ‘major decision’ on Gambia

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West African leaders will take a "major decision" on the political impasse in Gambia at a meeting in Ghana, a spokesman for...

Gambia army chief stands by Jammeh

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Gambia's army chief reaffirmed his loyalty to embattled President Yahya Jammeh on Wednesday in the face of a possible regional military intervention...

Gambia electoral commissioner flees country after threats

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The head of Gambia's electoral commission fled to Senegal due to threats to his safety after declaring President Yahya Jammeh lost last...

Gambia’s Jammeh must leave power by January 18 – UN envoy

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The United Nations Special Representative for West Africa said Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh would be "strongly sanctioned" if he sought to remain...

Gambia’s Jammeh digs in as regional leaders fail to reach deal

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's ruling party challenged his defeat in a Dec. 1 election at the Supreme Court on Tuesday as West...

West African leaders to press Gambia’s Jammeh to quit

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West African heads of state began arriving in Gambia on Tuesday to try to convince the long-ruling President Yahya Jammeh to relinquish...

Gambia’s president Jammeh to challenge election loss

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Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh will challenge the results of a December 1 election at the Supreme Court, the ruling party said, raising...

How Gambia’s top brass turned on long-ruling Jammeh

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Seconds after the chairman of Gambia's electoral commission read out the poll results ending President Yahya Jammeh's 22-year rule to reporters, a...

Gambian military chief pledges support to president-elect Barrow

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The head of Gambia's army pledged allegiance to President-elect Adama Barrow in a phone call, Barrow's spokeswoman said, in a key sign...

More Gambian political prisoners released

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Gambia's high court released a further 12 political prisoners on Tuesday, their lawyer said, adding to hopes of an end to years...

Gambia’s Jammeh to hand over power by end January

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Gambia's defeated President Yahya Jammeh remains in the country and will hand over power to president-elect Adama Barrow in January following a...

Gambia court frees lawyer, 18 others on bail

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A Gambian court freed a prominent lawyer and 18 supporters on bail on pending an appeal of their jail sentence for "unlawful...

Gambians celebrate after voting out ‘billion year’ leader

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Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who once vowed to rule the tiny West African nation for "a billion years", said he accepted his...

Gambia’s Jammeh faces rare challenge in Dec. 1 poll after 22-years...

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will face a rare challenge from a revitalised and united opposition in an election on Thursday as he...

Gambian president vows zero tolerance of election violence

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh warned on Sunday anyone involved violence or unrest during the country's presidential election in four days time would...

Gambia to leave ICC in November 2017

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Gambia has notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which will take effect on November 10,...

UN calls for prisoner release in Gambia ahead of December poll

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The senior UN regional official for West Africa on Thursday called for the release of dozens of political prisoners in Gambia as...