Senegalese, Gambian leaders decry growing terrorism threats at Dakar Forum
President Macky Sall of Senegal and his Gambian counterpart, Adama Barrow, called for greater cooperation among African nations to fight the threats of terrorism across the continent at the Dakar International Forum for Peace and Security on Monday.
AU harps on training in climate fund
To achieve low emissions and resilient climate, the African Union (AU) has advocated for the training of member states, agencies and academic institutions on the implementation and monitoring of Green Climate Fund (GCF). According to the organisation, members/officials in charge of climate matters lack the institutional and technical capabilities to attract funds. The Commissioner, Department…
The Gambia, SIFAX Group sign MoU to build, operate dry port
SIFAX Group, a multinational company with interests in maritime, aviation, haulage & logistics, oil & gas and hospitality, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Gambia to build and operate a dry port in the country’s capital, Banjul. A dry port (sometimes inland port) is an inland intermodal terminal directly connected…
Death toll from Gambia protest rises to three
A 24-year-old student who was hit by police gunfire at an environmental protest in western Gambia died on Wednesday, bringing the death toll from the violence to three, his campaign group said.
AIDS patients sue Gambia's ex-president Jammeh over fake cures
Three people living with AIDS in Gambia are suing former president Yahya Jammeh, alleging he detained and abused them as guinea pigs to test his supposed cure, one of their lawyers said.
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…
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,…