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

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

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

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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

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 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

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

Gambia/Gambie: Money transfer operators complain of fixed exchange rate

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Western Union and Money Gram operators in the Gambia have complained that the government’s decision to fix the exchange rates for the local currency, the Dalasi, is having a negative effect on their business. “We lost … Read More

Gambia: Opposition party the Gambia Moral Congress says no elections without reform

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian opposition party, the Gambia Moral Congress (GMC), says it will not take part in any election in the country unless there are electoral reforms. “We do not exist to take part in exercises in futility … Read More

Gambia: Businessman Kebba Touray arrested over botched coup

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – A Gambian businessman, Kebba Touray, has been arrested by state authorities in connection with the 30 December, 2014 armed assault on the presidential palace in Banjul, family sources said on Thursday. The sources said they had … Read More

Gambia: ‘Charge or release family members of alleged failed coup plotters’

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambian authorities should either charge or release family members of people suspected to be involved in December’s alleged failed coup, and grant them immediate access to lawyers, Amnesty International has said. According to Amnesty International’s information, … Read More