President Adama Barrow says he inherited a ‘virtually bankrupt’ economy

Gambian President Adama Barrow said on Thursday that his government inherited an economy that is virtually bankrupt and stressed that they would need to rescue it immediately. The reality was brought about by mismanagement of state funds by the former … Read More

Nigerian politician urges caution in use of military option in Gambia

A Nigerian politician is urging caution in the use of the military option in the Gambia saying such an action could threaten the entire sub-region. Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate and former Speaker of the Parliament … Read More

Gambian government cracks down on opposition voices and media

The Gambian government has launched a massive crackdown on opposition voices, arresting opposition members and closing down an independent radio station, Tanraga FM radio. Opposition leader stalwart Daba Muhammed Kuyateh was arrested Sunday from his home in Bakoteh and he … Read More

Opposition leader Adama Barrow ends Jammeh’s 22-year reign of terror

Gambia’s dictatorial leader, Yahya Jammeh, on Thursday suffered a shock defeat in the country’s presidential elections, losing to the 7-party coalition candidate Adama Barrow, the electoral commission has said. Electoral commission chief, Alieu Momarr Njai, declared on national television that … Read More

Opposition Coalition candidate Adama Barrow says his candidature is a symbol of national unity

Adama Barrow, the presidential candidate of the seven-party opposition coalition, in Gambia’s December 1, polls, has said his candidature is a symbol of national unity, promising to work with coalition partners to unify a divided nation. “The position of president … Read More

Gambia: Electoral authority approves 3 candidates for Gambian presidential poll

[Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Thursday approved three candidates for the country presidential election on December 1, 2016. They are Mamma Kandeh of Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), Adama Barrow, an independent candidate backed by eight political parties, and incumbent … Read More

Ex-female presidential aspirant Dr. Isatou Touray backs Gambian opposition coalition flag bearer

Gambia’s first independent, female presidential aspirant, Dr. Isatou Touray has, after backing out of the race for election, announced her support to Adama Barrow as the opposition coalition’s flag bearer. In a press statement, Touray said she unreservedly endorsed Barrow’s … Read More

UN rights office deplores death of Gambian opposition party member in custody Ebrima Solo Krummah

The Office of the UN Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday deplored the death in custody of Ebrima Solo Krummah, a member of Gambia’s opposition party, United Democratic Party (UDP), last Saturday. Mr. Krummah was among 30 … Read More

Gambia: Opposition leader decries repression, harsh prison conditions

Incarcerated Gambian opposition leader, Ousainou Darboe, has lashed out at the Gambian authorities for political repression and deplorable conditions in the country’s prisons saying inmates were even denied access to the Koran and “homemade food” during the Muslim holy month … Read More