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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 […]

Gambian HIV Patients Recount Herbal Treatment Under Yahya Jammeh

Gambian HIV Patients Recount Herbal Treatment Under Yahya Jammeh

Former president Yahya Jammeh claimed he could cure people suffering from HIV and AIDS. Jammeh treated hundreds of patients in Gambian clinics, administering herbal remedies. Now that he has left power, many are still sick and telling their stories.

Gambia’s Army Chief Sacked As New President Barrow Cleans House

Gambia’s Army Chief Sacked As New President Barrow Cleans House

Gambian President Adama Barrow has sacked the country’s army chief. The country’s new president has been trying to assert control and clear out vestiges of former ruler Jammeh’s feared regime. Gambian President Adama Barrow on Monday sacked the head of the army and dismissed several other officers, as the new leader seeks to clear out […]

Gambia Recognises ‘One-China Policy’

Gambia Recognises ‘One-China Policy’

The new government of The Gambia has said it “fully endorses the One-China policy” and it only recognises Taiwan as “an inherent part of China”. In a statement issued yesterday, the Gambia government said it undertakes not to establish any official relations or engage in any official contacts with Taiwan. Below is the full statement: […]

President Adama Barrow Orders Release of 171 Prisoners

President Adama Barrow Orders Release of 171 Prisoners

As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained without trial. “Orders have already been given for all those detained without trial to be released,” he said during his official inauguration ceremony […]

Police Arrest Yahya Jammeh’s Intelligence Chief, Deputy

Police Arrest Yahya Jammeh’s Intelligence Chief, Deputy

The Police have arrested Gambia’s former head of the national intelligence agency and his deputy, part of President Adama Barrow’s attempts to re-establish democracy in the small West African nation, a police spokesperson said Wednesday. Spy chief Yankuba Badjie and director of operations Omar Jeng were detained on Monday and being investigated for potential abuses […]

New Gambian President Adama Barrow Sworn in, For Second Time

New Gambian President Adama Barrow Sworn in, For Second Time

Thousands watched as President Adama Barrow’s public swearing in ceremony was held in the city of Bakau. The occasion ends a months-long political crisis after the country’s longtime leader refused to step down.  An estimated 25,000 people packed into the city’s Independence Stadium on Saturday along with several regional heads of state for Barrow’s pledge […]

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