Majority of Bronx fire victims’ families denied visas to come to New York

Africa in Harlem invited Fatou Waggeh, a member of the Gambian community related to Haji Jawara and Isatou Jabbie, who died in the Twin Parks fire, to discuss issues affecting the families left behind. She explains how most of the … Read More

Gambia wins best Jollof rice competition at Taste of Africa event in Harlem

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Gambia won the best Joloff rice competition at a Taste of Africa event hosted at Mist Harlem on June 15, 2019 by Akin Akinsanya founder of the African Restaurant Week Festival.   Related Images:

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

Gambian consumers call for price control of commodities

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Gambian consumers of various commodities in the commercial city of Serekunda are calling on the government of President Adama Barrow to introduce price control measures to address the high cost of commodities. A large number of consumers at the busy … Read More

Gambia’s Central Bank Gov. to implement order to freeze Jammeh’s assets

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The new Governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia, Bakary Jammeh, has vowed to implement orders freezing the accounts of former President Yahya Jammeh following the issuance of court orders. In an exclusive interview in Ahmedabad, India, where he … Read More

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

President Barrow’s female nominee Mariama Diack Denton elected Speaker | Mariama Diack Denton la candidate du président Barrow élue Présidente de l’Assemblée Nationale

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Gambian President Adama Barrow’s nominee, Mariama Diack Denton, was elected Speaker of the 58-member national assembly in the tiny West African nation Tuesday. Denton, a lawyer, and four others were nominated by the President after the April … Read More

United Democratic Party wins decisive victory in Gambian legislative election | Gambie: le Parti démocratique uni remporte une victoire décisive aux élections législatives

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] The United Democratic Party (UDP) has emerged victorious in Thursday’s parliamentary election in Gambia winning 31 out of the 53 seats in the tiny West African nation’s first free and fair poll in 22 years. According to … Read More

US envoy for Africa Linda Thomas-Greenfield visits Gambia

The US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield who on Friday began a two-day (17-19 February) official mission to Gambia attended the inauguration of Gambia’s President Adama Barrow on February 18, in Banjul. A brief statement by … 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: 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

What should happen to Yahya Jammeh once he leaves Gambia ?

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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

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