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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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West African troops in Gambia to secure transfer of power to new president

January 22, 2017 6:33 pm
West African troops in Gambia to secure transfer of power to new president

Gambian soldiers and ECOWAS troops are seen in front of the Second Infantry Battalion Camp in Farafenni, the Gambia, January 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Hours after the Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh left the country after 22 years in power, West African troops approached the capital to secure the […]

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Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh escorted into exile

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Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh escorted into exile

The Gambia’s former leader, Yahya Jammeh, has left the country after finally conceding defeat in an election under increasing international pressure. Jammeh lost the presidential election in December last year to Adama Barrow but said he would not relinquish power, claiming that there had been irregularities in the vote and […]

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Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh agrees to step down for Adama Barrow

January 21, 2017 9:30 am
Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh agrees to step down for Adama Barrow

A convoy of Senegal soldiers en route towards the Gambia boarder with Senegal near Karang, Senegal, Jan. 19, 2017. (Photo by AP) Gambia’s longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has declared that he would step down as West African forces invaded his country to remove him following his refusal to cede power […]

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Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh asks for extension of deadline to quit

January 20, 2017 7:24 pm
Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh asks for extension of deadline to quit

Gambia’s long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh The Gambia’s long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh has asked the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to extend a midday deadline for him to step down. Jammeh asked the West African bloc for his deadline to be extended from noon to […]

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African forces give midday ultimatum to Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia to quit

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African forces give midday ultimatum to Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia to quit

File photo of Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia Long-time ruler of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh has been given until midday Friday to cede the presidency to Adama Barrow, who won last month’s presidential election. Military forces from regional states, unanimously approved by the United Nations Security Council, entered the country […]

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