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 ouster of President Yahya Jammeh. […]

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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 followers of new leader Adama […]

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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 statement issued by the government […]

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