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Yahya Jammeh reign of terror: Gambian wife’s anguish over missing husband

Yahya Jammeh reign of terror: Gambian wife’s anguish over missing husband

There were high expectations when The Gambia’s President Adama Barrow took over from long-time leader Yahya Jammeh. But three months since his inauguration, the BBC’s Umaru Fofana found that despair is already setting in. Just days after Yahya Jammeh lost the election to Adama Barrow, the prisons started emptying. Families were reunited, signifying an end […]

Gambian human rights activist Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajan Wins the New African Woman Award

Gambian human rights activist Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajan Wins the New African Woman Award

The fearless Gambian human rights activist won New African Woman magazine’s Woman of the Year Award at the their Award ceremony that took place in Dakar last night. Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan was instrumental in galvanising the opposition that eventually beat long-term now exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Held at a glitzy Gala Dinner at the Terrou-Bi hotel […]

Akon Lightening Africa Changes Livelihoods in Gambia’s Sara Pateh

Akon Lightening Africa Changes Livelihoods in Gambia’s Sara Pateh

The people of Sare Pateh have hailed the Akon Lighting Africa project, three weeks after the Kombo North village became the first beneficiary of a project that aims to reach every home without a light and create over 1000 jobs in the country. The pilot project seeks to reach at least 15000 homes, officials disclosed. […]

Gambia Thankful, Optimistic, but Challenges Lie Ahead

Gambia Thankful, Optimistic, but Challenges Lie Ahead

Since the departure of Gambia’s long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh, newly elected president Adama Barrow’s government has been taking steps to restore the economy, rule of law and political reforms after two decades of one-party rule. Gambia’s vice president recently visited the United States to “thank its partners for the help they provided during her nation’s […]

Yahya Jammehs’ relatives have enjoyed a privileged life but the good times may soon end

Yahya Jammehs’ relatives have enjoyed a privileged life but the good times may soon end

Not many vehicles take the right turn off the two lane tarmac road that connects the capital, Banjul, and this farming village in the south of the country, close to the Senegal border. Just a select few – the chosen ones – do. For only those related to the former president by blood, paternal blood, call […]

Senegalese President Lauds Buhari’s Intervention in Gambia

Senegalese President Lauds Buhari’s Intervention in Gambia

President Macky Sall of Senegal has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention in The Gambian impasse that led to the restoration of democracy in the West African country. President Buhari’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement yesterday. He stated: “Former President Yahya Jammeh had baulked at handing over power to […]

President Adama Barrow Wants More Senegalese Troops in Gambia

President Adama Barrow Wants More Senegalese Troops in Gambia

The Gambian government has requested that Senegal deploy an extra 1,000 soldiers as part of the regional military force in the country, Gambian President Adama Barrow told RFI in an interview on Wednesday. Barrow met with French President Francois Hollande during a two-day visit to Paris this week that focused on obtaining financial support for […]

Exiled Former President Yahya Jammeh ‘To Take Up Farming Full Time’

Exiled Former President Yahya Jammeh ‘To Take Up Farming Full Time’

Gambia’s exiled former leader Yahya Jammeh has reportedly disclosed plans to take up farming “full time”. Quoting the Jeune Afrique newspaper, a BBC report said that Jammeh was set to go into farming. An unnamed diplomat in Equatorial Guinea was cited as the source of the story, the report said. It was not clear what […]

Remains of Gambian Opposition Activist Solo Sandeng Exhumed

Remains of Gambian Opposition Activist Solo Sandeng Exhumed

Police in The Gambia say they have discovered the body of opposition activist Solo Sandeng, who died in custody during former President Yahya Jammeh’s rule last year. Sandeng led a peaceful opposition march for political reform on April 14, 2016, but died in detention shortly after his arrest by state security agents, unleashing a wave […]

Akon Funds 5 Million Dalasi Lighting Project in Gambia

Akon Funds 5 Million Dalasi Lighting Project in Gambia

Papa Yusupha Njie the CEO of Unique Solution, said Akon, the Senegalese American singer gave five million Dalasi to a project called Akon Light Project at Sarreh Pateh to light up the village. This was revealed at a press conference held at Coco Ocean on 5th March, 2017 organised by ‘Give 1 Project Gambia’ in […]

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