Gambia

 
​Africa for optimists: 2017 in review
​Africa for optimists: 2017 in review
It’s easy to get beaten down by negative headlines, and there are more than enough of those to go around. But look carefully and 2017 has...
West Africa slays its dinosaurs
West Africa slays its dinosaurs
Two years ago, in Accra, Ghana’s seaside capital, leaders from 15 West African countries gathered to decide the region’s political future.
Who will follow Ecowas's example next?
Who will follow Ecowas's example next?
After over two decades in power, Yahyah Jammeh finally stepped down as president of the Gambia on January 21 2017. The former army lieutenant who...
Gambia's Adama Barrow returns to capital, ending days of anxious waiting
Gambia's Adama Barrow returns to capital, ending days of anxious waiting
Gambia's new president, Adama Barrow, has returned to the capital Banjul on Thursday, days after long-standing ruler Yahya Jammeh, who initially...
So how did Mugabe get away with it? Zimbabweans look to the Gambia with envy
So how did Mugabe get away with it? Zimbabweans look to the Gambia with envy
"We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!"
Enough is enough: Gambians put faith in democracy after ousting Yahya Jammeh at polls
Enough is enough: Gambians put faith in democracy after ousting Yahya Jammeh at polls
Gambians celebrated on the streets of the capital Banjul after the country’s
Withdrawing from ICC will send wrong message, says Ban Ki-moon
Withdrawing from ICC will send wrong message, says Ban Ki-moon
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon expressed regret on Friday that South Africa, Burundi and Gambia want to leave the International...
Scepticism greets the Gambia's Islamic republic status
Scepticism greets the Gambia's Islamic republic status
The Gambia has been declared an Islamic republic by President Yahya Jammeh, who said he wanted to further distance the West African state from its...
[Video]Gambia: Two decades of fear and repression revealed
[Video]Gambia: Two decades of fear and repression revealed
An HRW report details how Gambia’s government commits serious human rights violations against perceived critics and political opponents.
Gambia slams west for 'concocting lies' about its human rights abuses
Gambia slams west for 'concocting lies' about its human rights abuses
The tiny west African nation, which is flanked on both sides by Senegal, on Wednesday stunned the 54-country bloc with the announcement it was...
Gambia: Paradise grins its atrocities away
Gambia: Paradise grins its atrocities away
A stone's throw from the white sands that make this West African country the region's biggest package holiday destination, the mosquito-infested Mile 2 central prison houses Gambians jailed for offences including distributing T-shirts without ­official permission....
Gambia unfreezes Libyan assets
Gambia unfreezes Libyan assets
Gambia's Supreme Court on Monday upheld a request by the government to lift economic sanctions imposed on Libyan assets during the toppled regime...

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