Barrow tells Gambians to build nation based on moral, ethical values of Islam

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Gambian President Adama Barrow has urged his compatriots to build their nation according to moral and ethical values prescribed by Islam and based on the rule of law and tolerance. “With these values, we will be able to achieve the … Read More

President Adama Barrow inaugurated on 52nd Independence anniversary of Gambia

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Newly elected President Adama Barrow officially took on Saturday the oath of office on the Gambian soil as the West African nation celebrated its 52nd independence anniversary. Barrow was initially sworn in on January 19, 2017 at the Gambian Embassy … Read More

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

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

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: 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’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

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

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