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Gambia announces withdrawal from International Criminal Court

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The government of Gambia said on Tuesday it was withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, accusing the world body of ignoring the...

Gambian opposition names election candidate after predecessor jailed

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Gambia's main opposition party named a new leader on Thursday to challenge President Yahya Jammeh in a December election after the jailing...

UN deplores opposition detainee death in Gambia

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The UN human rights chief on Tuesday deplored the death of an opposition party member while in custody in Gambia and urged...

Jailed Gambia opposition official dies in hospital – party

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A detained official from Gambia's main opposition movement died in hospital over the weekend, his United Democratic Party said its second member...

Gambia convicts more opposition supporters over protests

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A court in Gambia convicted 11 opposition supporters on Thursday on charges including unlawful assembly, rioting and conspiracy after they staged a...

Gambia sentences lawyer and 18 others to three years for “unlawful...

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Gambia sentenced a prominent lawyer and 18 of his supporters to three years in jail on Wednesday for "unlawful assembly" and for...

Gambia charges six women for protesting trial of opposition figures

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Gambia has charged six women with offences including rioting, unlawful assembly and inciting violence for demonstrating against the prosecution of dozens of...

Protesters in Gambia charged with rioting, inciting violence

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Nearly 40 people were charged in Gambia on Wednesday for arranging a small protest last week that called for free speech and...

Gambia arrests opposition leaders amid reports of party member’s death

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Security forces in Gambia arrested senior opposition members and their supporters on Saturday after they accused authorities of killing a party youth...

Rights groups voice concerns after a rare protest in Gambia

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Human rights groups voiced concern on Friday over arrests in Gambia after a rare public demonstration in the West African nation, where...

Gambia frees more than 200 prisoners including past coup plotters

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Gambia released more than 200 prisoners on Friday, including 31 jailed for treason during multiple plots to overthrow long-ruling President Yahya Jammeh,...

Gambia Jammeh says pardons dozens charged with treason

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said on Wednesday he has pardoned all prisoners charged with treason from 1994 to 2013, excluding those who...

Gambia’s Jammeh wants ICC to investigate migrant deaths

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has called for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the deaths of African migrants trying to cross...

Rights groups say Gambia has detained relatives of coup plotters

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Gambian authorities have detained, and in some cases have "disappeared," friends and relatives of alleged suspects of a failed coup, including elderly...

Gambia convicts six over failed plot to topple Jammeh

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Six soldiers were convicted in Gambia for their role in a failed attempt to oust President Yahya Jammeh late last year and...

Gambia buys new cargo scanner

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The Gambian government has ordered Romanian company MBT's Roboscan 1MC cargo scanning system. MBT at the second annual Africa Security and Counter-Terrorism Summit...

Tennessee man charged in failed Gambia coup attempt

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The United States has charged a third man in connection with a failed Dec. 30 attempt to overthrow the government of Gambia,...

Minnesota man pleads guilty to part in Gambia coup bid

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A Minnesota man pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal charges in connection with a deadly coup attempt in the tiny African nation...

Gambia’s President apologises for linking Britons to failed coup

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh apologised to former colonial master Britain on Sunday for saying its nationals were involved in a failed coup...

ISS: Deja voodoo – another adventurous coup plot fails to dislodge...

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The attempt by dissidents to overthrow Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on 30 December recalled another abortive putsch 10 years ago; the so-called...

Gambia says former presidential guard chief led coup attempt

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Gambia's government on Wednesday accused the former head of the West African nation's presidential guard of leading a small group, including two...

Gambia’s Jammeh reshuffles cabinet after coup attempt

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Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh reshuffled three major posts in his government, state television reported, a week after a failed coup attempt in...

Senegal to expel Gambian opposition figure after failed coup

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Senegal was preparing to deport an exiled Gambian opposition figure who called for his countrymen to rise up and overthrow President Yahya...

U.S. charges Texas businessman, vet in Gambia coup bid

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Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a Texas businessman who allegedly wanted to be the president of Gambia with conspiring with a former...

Gambia arrests suspects after attempted coup: rights groups

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Security forces in Gambia have begun arresting people suspected of having links to an attempted coup this week, sources in the country...

U.S. condemns Gambia over disappearances, new anti-gay law

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President Barack Obama's National Security Council (NSC) has voiced concern over Gambia's moves to block access to top United Nations human rights...

Gambia condemns EU pressure on anti-gay law, says to break ties

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Gambia's foreign minister said the West African country would sever all dialogue with the European Union and rejected what he said were...

Lesbians flee to Senegal as Gambia cracks down on homosexuality

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When 12-year-old Teresa had her first kiss at a party in London with another girl, the young Gambian had no idea how...

UN says Gambia blocks investigators probing torture and killings

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Gambia has blocked United Nations human rights investigators from completing an investigation into torture and killings during the first ever visit to...

Gambia passes bill to introduce crime of ‘aggravated homosexuality’

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Gambia's national assembly has passed a bill to introduce the crime of aggravated homosexuality into the criminal code and make it punishable...

EU pressure aids human rights in Gambia, but activists are wary

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Gambia has taken steps to improve its poor human-rights record after the European Union suspended 150 million euros in development aid this...

Call for decriminalisation of drugs in West Africa

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Governments in West Africa should decriminalise drug use and treat the issue as a health problem, because a "war on drugs" will...

Call for decriminalisation of drugs in West Africa

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Governments in West Africa should decriminalise drug use and treat the issue as a health problem, because a "war on drugs" will...

Turkish task force departs Gambia

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One year ago, on March 15, we reported on the unlikely link between the tiny west African country of Gambia and Turkey...

Gambia and Turkey strengthen defence relations

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The president of Gambia visited Turkish Aerospace Industries' (TAI's) facilities in Turkey earlier this month, signalling further close ties between the two...

Gambia accuses U.S., Britain of plotting to overthrow government

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Gambia has accused the United States and Britain of fomenting multiple coup attempts in the tiny West African country and supporting the...

Gambia pulls out of ‘neo-colonial’ Commonwealth

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Gambia has withdrawn from the Commonwealth, the 54-member grouping including Britain and most of its former colonies, branding it a "neo-colonial institution,"...

Gambia’s Bensouda to counter ICC critics

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Fatou Bensouda, the first African to be named as chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, has little time for accusations that...

Gambian leader expects landslide in criticised vote

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh predicted a comfortable victory in a poll which West African regional bloc ECOWAS said has been marked by...

W.Africa bloc cites intimidation before Gambia vote

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West African regional group ECOWAS said it would not send observers to Gambia's presidential election after its fact-finding mission found signs of...

Gambian president tipped for re-election

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is poised to win a fourth term in elections this week in the West African country, popular with...

Gambia jails eight foreigners for 50 years for drugs

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A court in Gambia jailed eight foreign nationals for 50 years each for trying to traffic 2.1 tonnes of cocaine into Europe,...

Senegal’s Wade urges Gambia to help end rebellion

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Senegalese President Abdulaye Wade has called on his Gambian counterpart help him end the rebellion in Senegal's Casamance province, which authorities say...

Gambian ex-minister, others charged with treason

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Gambia's state prosecutor charged former communications minister Amadou Scatred Janneh and three others with treason in the latest crackdown on critics of...

Gambia’s Jammeh vows won’t be ousted by votes or coup

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Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh said neither an election nor a coup could remove him from power, adding that it would take divine...

Gambian court jails ex army, navy chiefs

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A court in Gambia imposed 20 year jail sentences on Monday on the country's former army and navy chiefs after they were...

Gambia has “double-zero” drugs tolerance: president

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Gambia's president said he would rather die than let his country become a haven for drug traffickers, many of whom have infiltrated...

Gambia-Senegal enters peace deal

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The relation between the Gambia and Senegal has been in existence since time immemorial, the two countries that share the same cultures...