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Yahya Jammeh emptied state coffers
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Yahya Jammeh emptied state coffers

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow said former ruler Yahya Jammeh has ransacked the country’s treasury leaving less than US$1 before he went to exile in Equatorial Guinea. The former authoritarian ruler also airlifted premium vehicles and other luxuries out of the West African nation on Saturday. “There is no money in […]

Soldier at Farafenni barracks disarmed
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Soldier at Farafenni barracks disarmed

ECOMIG forces in The Gambia have disarmed soldiers at a barracks in northeastern Gambia after the departure of the country’s longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh. The forces are on a security sweep to ensure the safety of the country’s new President Adama Barrow, who is expected to arrive in the capital, […]

President Barrow rejected the Jammehxit deal
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President Barrow rejected the Jammehxit deal

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow rejected ‘outright’ an agreement brokered by two West African leaders for President Yahya Jammeh to leave. “There was no deal signed. What is being circulated was a draft jointly prepared by Guinea Conakry and Mauritania,” said Mai Ahmad Fatty, an aide to the president “President Barrow […]

Barrow promises truth commission over Jammeh abuses
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Barrow promises truth commission over Jammeh abuses

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has pledged to set up a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate crimes against the state and human rights abuses. Human rights campaigners want former President Yahya Jammeh’s and his administration to be held liable for tortures, enforced detentions, and extrajudicial executions of activists, political opponents, […]