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KMC mayoral hopeful Bakary Badjie receives electrifying welcome
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KMC mayoral hopeful Bakary Badjie receives electrifying welcome

Bakary Badjie arrived in The Gambia receiving a spirited welcome from his supporters with his campaign team aiming to consolidate his unprecedented approval rating. Badjie drove through the Kanifing Municipality waving at supporters from his convoy, who were loud with their sloganeering and dancing traditional masquerades. Badjie is hoping for […]

Jammeh’s former SG calls for his expulsion from APRC
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Jammeh’s former SG calls for his expulsion from APRC

A former Secretary General and Presidential Affairs Minister has called for ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s expulsion from the former ruling APRC party. Momodou Sabally asked when the party will expel the former ruler, who is the main suspect in the alleged financial mismanagement of billions from the country. According to Mr. […]

Jammeh’s private firm owes $35M To Gambia’s pension fund
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Jammeh’s private firm owes $35M To Gambia’s pension fund

The finance head of Gambia’s social security corporation has told a commission of inquiry that the private company of exiled former president, Yahya Jammeh owes the pensions body over $35 million. Abdoulie Cham told the commission of inquiry chaired by Sourahata Janneh that the Kanilai Group International (KGI), registered in […]

Members of Gambia's Army forces are seen in a statdium in Banjul, Gambia December 5, 2016. Picture taken December 5, 2016. REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon
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Gambian soldiers told to vacate hotel turned barracks

Hundreds of Gambian soldiers lodged at a hotel turned military barracks have been asked to vacate, the country’s Tourism Minister, Hamat Bah told lawmakers. Gambia’s new government has apparently given the instructions to the army chief, Lt. Gen. Masanneh Kinteh to relocate the soldiers to other military encampments. The Member […]

Over 1,000 Gambians agree to return from Europe
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Over 1,000 Gambians agree to return from Europe

There are over a thousand Gambians who have agreed to voluntarily return home from Europe, the foreign affairs minister, Ousainou Darboe, has informed lawmakers in Banjul. Darboe did not, however, specify from which countries the potential returnees are going to be hauled from to their native country. There are currently […]