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Gambia’s government freezes $50 million of ex-president Yahya Jammeh’s assets

May 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Gambia’s government freezes $50 million of ex-president Yahya Jammeh’s assets

This file photo taken on March 28, 2014 shows then Gambian President Yahya Jammeh attending the 44th summit of the 15-nation west African bloc ECOWAS at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation in Yamoussoukro. (Photo by AFP) Gambia’s government says it has seized some $50 million in assets tied to former leader […]

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Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh ‘stole $50m’, assets frozen

May 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh ‘stole $50m’, assets frozen

“We have today obtained a court order freezing or placing a temporary hold on the known assets in the country of former President Yahya Jammeh and companies directly associated with him,” Tambadou added. The Gambia’s justice minister said Monday that ex-leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50 million via a state […]

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Gambia’s United Democratic Party (UDP) wins majority of seats in parliamentary elections

April 7, 2017 12:32 pm
Gambia’s United Democratic Party (UDP) wins majority of seats in parliamentary elections

The Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Chairperson Alieu Momar Njie announces election results at his office in Banjul on April 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Gambia’s longtime opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has won an absolute majority in parliament in the West African country’s first general elections after the […]

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Ex-president Yaya Jammeh’s supporters arrested as tensions flare in Gambia

February 20, 2017 7:57 pm
Ex-president Yaya  Jammeh’s supporters arrested as tensions flare in Gambia

Former president Yaya Jammeh (C,up), the Gambia’s leader for 22 years, waves from the plane as he leaves the country on 21 January 2017 in Banjul. Yahya Jammeh, the Gambia’s leader for 22 years, flew out of the country on January 21, 2017. PHOTO: STRINGER / AFP Gambian police said they […]

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Police arrest more than 50 supporters of ex-president Yahya Jammeh in Gambia

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Police arrest more than 50 supporters of ex-president Yahya Jammeh in Gambia

Gambian police brass band play music and parade during the inauguration ceremony for the start of Gambian President Adama Barrow’s presidency at Independence Stadium in Bakau, west of the capital Banjul, on February 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Gambian police have detained more than 50 supporters of ex-president Yahya Jammeh for harassing […]

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Gambian government of President Adama Barrow announces reversed plan to remain in ICC

February 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Gambian government of President Adama Barrow announces reversed plan to remain in ICC

A view of the headquarters of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands The Gambia’s new government has asked the United Nations to halt the country’s process of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), reversing the previous administration’s plan to pull out of the tribunal. A […]

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Gambia’s President Adama Barrow vows reforms in security apparatus

January 28, 2017 10:10 pm
Gambia’s President Adama Barrow vows reforms in security apparatus

The Gambia’s President Adama Barrow arrives to speak at his first press conference in Banjul, as the country’s newly elected leader, January 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Gambia’s new president has vowed that he would carry out drastic reforms in the country’s much-feared security and intelligence apparatus. Adama Barrow […]

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Gambia’s President Adama Barrow arrives home from Senegal

January 26, 2017 10:00 pm
Gambia’s President Adama Barrow arrives home from Senegal

The Gambia’s newly-elected President Adama Barrow has returned to the nation after his predecessor finally agreed to cede power under international pressure and went into exile. On Thursday, Barrow arrived in Banjul from Senegal, where he had sought refuge in mid-January after his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, refused to concede defeat […]

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New Gambian president Adama Barrow set to return from Senegal on Thursday

January 25, 2017 10:30 am
New Gambian president Adama Barrow set to return from Senegal on Thursday

This handout file photo released by the Senegalese presidency on January 19, 2017, shows Adama Barrow during his swearing-in ceremony as the president of the Gambia at the Gambian embassy in Dakar, Senegal. (Via AFP) President Adama Barrow is set to return from neighboring Senegal to the Gambia after his […]

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Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh ‘emptied coffers’ before leaving

January 23, 2017 8:00 am
Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh ‘emptied coffers’ before leaving

People cheer Senegalese soldiers from a regional military force as they arrive at the Statehouse, in Banjul, The Gambia, on January 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh, who caused a political crisis in the African country before finally going into exile, has emptied the government’s […]

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