Gambia rejoins Commonwealth under new president
The Gambia was readmitted to the Commonwealth on Thursday, welcomed back following the democratic election of President Adama Barrow, who reversed the shock pullout of 2013.
Gambian military arrests 2 top Jammeh generals after they return from exile
Military authorities in Gambia arrested two of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh’s generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over the weekend, the army said.
‘Buhari’s body language forced Jammeh to hand over power’
Gambian President, Adama Barrow, yesterday confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement and body language during a closed-door meeting in Mali was the joker that forced former President Yahya Jammeh to hurriedly relinquish power in 2017. Fielding questions from State House correspondents during a joint conference after a meeting with President Buhari, at the Presidential Villa,…
Dozen soldiers to face charges in Gambia
A dozen Gambian soldiers will face charges for nine different offences, an army spokesman told AFP on Saturday, amid fears that a faction of the military remains loyal to ex-president Yahya Jammeh.
Gambia presidency says blocks claimed by African Petroleum open for bids
African Petroleum’s rights to explore in two offshore Gambian oil blocks have expired and are currently “open for licensing”, Presidential Spokeswoman, Amie Bojang, told the Media .
Adama Barrow: how do you solve a problem like The Gambia?
Six months ago, businessman and political novice Adama Barrow took power in Africa's smallest mainland country after delivering a stunning defeat against ex-leader Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled brutally for 22 years.
West African troops extend Gambia mission for a year
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said it has extended the mandate of its military mission in The Gambia.
The Gambia prepares for first post-Jammeh poll
The Gambia holds its first election Thursday since the downfall of longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, with expectations high that new lawmakers will overhaul a national assembly once derided as a mere rubberstamp.
Gambia coalition near collapse over legislative election
Gambian coalition parties that united last year to deliver the first new president in 22 years are unlikely to run together for legislative elections next month, a senior government source told AFP.