‘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.
Gambians begin voting in first post-Jammeh poll
Gambians began voting on Thursday in the first election since the departure of longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, with multiple parties poised to enter parliament after 22 years of effective one-party rule.
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's Barrow visits 'new ally' Senegal
The Gambia's President Adama Barrow on Thursday arrived in Senegal, which played a key role in his rise to power by helping force his predecessor Yahya Jammeh from office, an AFP journalist said.
Tracing The Gambia's disappeared persons
Pensioner Sarjo Manneh celebrated more joyfully than most when former leader Yahya Jammeh agreed to leave The Gambia in January.