President Barrow urges ministers to unify country around transformative development agendas

Speaking at a retreat for cabinet ministers on Saturday, President Barrow called on ministers to urgently unify the country around their transformative development agendas and align speedily with the country’s bilateral and multilateral partners to bring about “the socio-economic development … Read More

Gambia: President Barrow reiterates commitment to 3-year mandate

Gambia President Barrow reiterates commitment to 3-year mandate Gambian President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to a three-year mandate in office as agreed by the eight political parties in the opposition Coalition that defeated former President Yahya Jammeh. “After … Read More

Gambia: Large crowds welcome Gambian President Adama Barrow back home

Gambia’s president Adama Barrow arrived back home on Thursday from Dakar, Senegal, to a tumultuous welcome following the departure into exile of former president Yahya Jammeh last Saturday. Thousands of jubilant Gambians, wearing T-shirts with the photograph of President Barrow … Read More

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Gambia: Jammeh to go into exile in Guinea, sources said

After relinquishing power, there are indications that former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, will leave the country to make room for the country’s new President, Adama Barrow, who took his oath of office on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, to return home. … Read More

Gambia: Jammeh exits Gambian presidency

Guinean and Mauritanian presidents on Friday successfully persuaded Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh to leave the country immediately, a State House source said. President Alpha Conde of Guinea and Mauritanian President Muhamad Abdul Ould Aziz made a last-minute effort to … Read More

Gambia: Adama Barrow sworn in Dakar

Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow was on Thursday sworn in as the West African country’s third president. He took the oath of office in Gambia’s Embassy in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, because Yahaya Jammeh, the incumbent whom he beat in the … Read More

US again asks Gambian president Jammeh to hand over power peacefully

The US has again asked Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to peacefully hand over power to president-elect Adama Barrow on Thursday and prevent potential chaos. John Kirby, Spokesperson for the US State Department, told a news briefing in Washington on Tuesday … Read More

Gambia: Chief Justice says cannot stop President-elect Barrow inauguration

Gambia’s Chief Justice Emmanuel Fagbale has said he cannot stop the country’s President-elect Adama Barrow from assuming office as scheduled on 19 January 2017. Presiding over the election petition by outgoing President Yahya Jammeh and his Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation … Read More

Gambia: Gambian MPs extend term of Jammeh and National Assembly

Lawmakers in the Gambia on Tuesday endorsed a resolution that extends the term of office of President Yahya Jammeh and all members of the National Assembly for 90 days. The term of President Jammeh ends at midnight on Wednesday, and … Read More

Gambia: Gambia’s military command detains 11 army officers

Gambia’s military high command has, in collaboration with the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), arrested and detained 11 military officers at various units of the Gambia Armed Forces, a military spokesperson confirmed on Monday. According to Col. Yaya Drammeh, those arrested … Read More

Gambia: Gambians start exodus from towns fearing imminent violence

With a breakout of violence becoming imminent, thousands of Gambian Christians, particular followers of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, were observed fleeing on Tuesday from the capital, Banjul, and the commercial city of Serrekunda to areas close to the … Read More

Gambia: Seven foreign journalists expelled

Seven journalists, who are in The Gambia to cover the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Adama Barrow, were on January 16, 2017, prevented from entering the country, according to media body Media Foundation for West Africa. The MFWA’s sources say upon … Read More

Gambia-Gambie: West African leaders meet in Abuja over Gambian crisis

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, and other West African leaders continued their discussions on Monday on the political impasse in The Gambia. President Buhari disclosed this to journalists at the end of a closed-door meeting of the leaders in Accra, Ghana, … Read More

Gambia-Gambie: “ECOWAS leaders will enforce result of Gambian presidential election”

The Authority of Heads of States of the Economic Community of West African Sates (ECOWAS) says it will enforce the result of The Gambia presidential election on December 1, which saw Mr. Adama Barrow emerging as the president-elect. In a … Read More

Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow says there will be no fresh elections

Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow said on Saturday that there will be no fresh elections and the transfer of power shall be effective in January according to the Constitution. “I call on President Yahya Jammeh to respect the clear verdict of … Read More

Gambia: Wife of jailed Gambian opposition politician wants Yahya Jammeh investigated

In her first reaction to the change of government in the Gambia, Mrs. Nymuna Ndure-Darboe, wife of jailed leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP), says the defeated Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, “should take responsibility for all crimes committed in … Read More

Adama Barrow becomes Gambia’s third President

Adama Barrow, who defeated President Yahya Jammeh in the 1 December polls, will become Gambia’s third president, after Sir Dauda Jawara and the incumbent. Barrow, a 7-party coalition candidate in the polls, was declared winner by the independent electoral commission … Read More

Gambia denies EU access to monitor presidential poll

Gambian authorities have refused the European Union access to observe the presidential election set for December 1, according to an official of the EU Delegation in Banjul. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed the EU mission that it was not … Read More

April 14 protesters sentenced in Gambia

A Gambian High, presided over by Justice S. Ateha Abi, on Thursday sentenced members of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) who were arrested along with the late Solo Sandeng on April 14, to three years imprisonment each. Solo Sandeng … Read More

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