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Obiang not handing over Jammeh, says it’s a done deal
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Obiang not handing over Jammeh, says it’s a done deal

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema says attempting to have Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh brought before an African court will be a political witch-hunt. Obiang, 75, who is hosting the Gambia’s former dictator said he would analyze and assess such request with his judiciary but indicated that Jammeh may […]

Buhari urges Barrow to uphold democracy
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Buhari urges Barrow to uphold democracy

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Gambia’s President Adama Barrow to uphold the democratic values, especially of free and fair elections that brought him to power. Nigeria gave military support to The Gambia, giving air and naval support to West African forces that were deployed to oust Jammeh after […]

Gambia demands apology from Trump for “shithole” remarks
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Gambia demands apology from Trump for “shithole” remarks

Gambia’s government said it is appalled by U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s comments referring to Africans and Haitians as people from “shithole” countries, demanding an apology. The Gambia, mainland Africa’s smallest nation strongly denounced the remarks made by America’s contentious president in the White House during a meeting with lawmakers […]

Gambian vice-president Fatoumata Tambajang during the inauguration ceremony for his presidency at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, west of the capital Banjul, on February 18, 2017.
Thousands of supporters gathered on February 18, 2017 to finally celebrate the inauguration of Gambian President Adama Barrow, a month after he was sworn in across the border in neighbouring Senegal during a tense power struggle. The festivities began in the morning at Independence Stadium in Bakau, west of the capital, and were to be attended by several African heads of state as well as high-ranking diplomats.
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Gambia gets US$210 million loan to stimulate economy

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has signed a US$210 million Framework Agreement with Government of The Gambia for financing over a three-year period. The agreement is to support key economic sectors, including energy, through the importation of refined petroleum […]

Should Mai Ahmad Fatty be brought back?
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Should Mai Ahmad Fatty be brought back?

There is a renewed support for calls to bring back the first and only minister ousted from President Adama Barrow’s cabinet, just two months into his abrupt and surprising firing from the unity government. Supporters of the erstwhile Minister of Interior, Mai Ahmad Fatty are demanding his reinstatement after clashes […]

Gambia’s President Barrow dodges doctorate title
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Gambia’s President Barrow dodges doctorate title

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow said he is not adding the title “doctor” to his name after receiving an honorary Ph.D. in law and human rights from the country’s only public university. Barrow, 52, who took power after a turbulent transition last year is recognized for restoring democracy and respect for […]