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Gambia – Lawmaker Proposes Offer of Safe Haven for Jammeh

Gambia – Lawmaker Proposes Offer of Safe Haven for Jammeh

A member of the House of Representatives representing Gumel/Maigatari/Sule Tankarkar federal constituency of Jigawa State, Hon. Mohammed Sani Zorro, has advocated the offer of a safe haven for Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, to encourage him to hand over power. Jammeh has said he would not handover to his opponent, Barrow, who defeated him in the […]

Gambia’s Jammeh to Become a Rebel on January 19th if he Fails to Peacefully Transfer Power to President-elect Adama Barrow

Gambia’s Jammeh to Become a Rebel on January 19th if he Fails to Peacefully Transfer Power to President-elect Adama Barrow

Gambia’s opposition coalition says the outgoing president Yahya Jammeh automatically becomes a rebel on the 19th of January if he fails to peacefully transfer power to President-elect Adama Barrow. Spokesperson of the coalition, Halifa Sallah, told Radio France International on Wednesday that they still respected the fact that Jammeh was still the president and that […]

Yahya Jammeh Gets Extra Title of ‘Bridge Builder’

Yahya Jammeh Gets Extra Title of ‘Bridge Builder’

The Gambia’s long-serving President Yahya Jammeh has had the title of Babili Mansa added to his name. The Mandika-language phrase can be translated as “chief bridge builder” or “conqueror of rivers”. A statement from the presidency said Mr Jammeh should now be known as “His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa”. […]

Gambia expels EU diplomat

Gambia expels EU diplomat

The European Union (EU) has summoned the Gambian ambassador for an explanation after its representative to the country was expelled. The EU is astonished by the move, which appeared to have no justification, a spokeswoman said. Agnes Guillaud has 72 hours to leave the country, without getting a reason. The EU has been critical of […]

World Observes Anti-Homophobia Day, but Not Africa

World Observes Anti-Homophobia Day, but Not Africa

Nations all over the world are observing Sunday a day of solidarity with gays and lesbians. But few African countries are celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. In fact, state-sanctionned homophobia is on the rise across much of Africa with Gambian President Yahya Jammeh recently stating that he would personally slit the […]

African Leaders Urged to Emulate President Jammeh

African Leaders Urged to Emulate President Jammeh

The President of the National Farmers Platform of The Gambia (NFPG), Alagie Bassi Mboge, has challenged African leaders to emulate President Yahya Jammeh’s footstep in boosting agricultural production and productivity. He described President Jammeh as a president with a difference whose ambition is to ensure that not only The Gambia becomes food self-sufficient, but also […]

Gambia’s Opposition Darboe Optimistic Of 2016 Victory

Gambia’s Opposition Darboe Optimistic Of 2016 Victory

The leader of the Gambia’s main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, has expressed optimism about the prospect of flushing out the APRC government of President Yahya Jammeh in next year’s presidential election. Mr Darboe, who has just completed a ten-day country-wide tour during which he laid out his vision for the country, […]

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