Gambians return to polls for mayoral elections
Gambians went to the polls Saturday for the first direct mayoral elections since former strongman Yahya Jammeh went into exile in Equatorial Guinea in January 2017. "Our predictions are that we are going to win all the seats. We will be disappointed if we lose any" up for grabs in eight municipal councils, Foreign Minister…
Nigeria beats Gambia for second victory at Lagos 2018 ICC T20
The Nigerian national cricket team‘s quest to win the ICC World T20 Africa Qualifier ‘A’ continued yesterday when the side recorded a convincing 55 runs victory over The Gambian at the Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval in Lagos. Captain Chimezie Onwuzulike’s decision to bat first after winning the toss paid off as Nigeria posted 176 runs…
Gambia arrests senior spy in political activist murder case
Gambian police have arrested a top official in the state intelligence agency over the murder of political activist Solo Sandeng in April 2016, a spokesman said Monday. Sandeng's death in custody sparked a political movement that eventually ousted former leader Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the tiny West African nation with an iron fist for 22…
These are no ordinary times for The Gambia. Since Independence from colonial Britain in 1965, the smallest country on mainland Africa...
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.
‘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 revokes diplomatic passports of ex-leader and family
The Gambia has revoked the diplomatic passports of ex-leader Yahya Jammeh and his associates, the foreign ministry said Thursday, as the new government pursues former regime figures it believes embezzled state funds.
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.