Tag Archives: Gambia

16Jul/17

Young Gambian shines light on risks of perilous migrant routes

Like many young Gambians in search of a better future, 25-year old Mustapha set off on the perilous journey from Africa to Europe. He now shares his harrowing experience with other young people to deter them from following in his footsteps.

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11Apr/17

Migrants traded in “slave markets” in Libya, U.N. agency says

The United Nations says a growing number of migrants passing through Libya are being traded in “slave markets”.

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22Feb/17

South African court says government’s ICC withdrawal is unconstitutional

South African High Court rules the government’s decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional.

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23Jan/17

Barrow adviser says millions withdrawn from state coffers before Jammeh’s departure

Over 11 millions dollars were withdrawn from state coffers over the last two weeks and security is still a concern, Gambia President Adama Barrow’s special advisor Mai Ahmad Fatty says.

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21Jan/17

A look at Gambia’s Jammeh 22 years in power as he announces he is stepping down

From military fatigues to traditional robe, Gambia’s longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in a coup in 1994, announced he was stepping down under pressure from West African armies which entered the country following his refusal to concede an election defeat to President Adama Barrow. Continue reading

21Jan/17

Gambia’s Jammeh announces he is relinquishing power

Longtime ruler of Gambia Yahya Jammeh announces he is stepping down as president to avoid bloodshed.

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26Dec/16

A look back at the elections that shaped Africa in 2016

There were close to 20 elections in Africa in 2016. Ghana and Benin stood out as the most peaceful and democratic, while countries like Uganda were mired by violence as Gabon and Gambia had disputed outcomes. Continue reading

10Dec/16

Gambia’s president rejects election defeat

Gambia’s president says he now rejects the outcome of an election which he lost after 22 years in power. Paul Chapman reports. Continue reading

13Dec/15

Gambia president declares country an Islamic republic

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh declares the formerly secular country an Islamic republic in a move he said was designed to distance the West African state further from its colonial past.
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