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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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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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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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Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh escorted into exile

January 22, 2017 1:30 pm
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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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declares state of emergency

January 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declares state of emergency

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is seen during an election rally in capital, Banjul, November 29, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency, citing foreign interference in the presidential election of December. The incumbent Gambian president made the announcement on state television on […]

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Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh urged to avoid ‘bloodbath’

January 15, 2017 6:30 pm
Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh urged to avoid ‘bloodbath’

The Gambia’s presidential crisis was at the heart of conversation at the 27th Africa-France summit in Bamako, Mali, which brought together the leaders of at least 30 nations to discuss security and development issues, as well as ways to reduce the exodus of refugees to Europe. Speaking to journalists on […]

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African Union will stop recognizing Yahya Jammeh as Gambia’s leader

January 13, 2017 1:30 pm
African Union will stop recognizing Yahya Jammeh as Gambia’s leader

This file photo taken on March 28, 2014 shows Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh attending the 44th summit of the 15-nation ECOWAS. (Photo by AFP) The African Union says it will cease to recognize Gambian President Yahya Jammeh as the West African country’s legitimate leader as of January 19, the date […]

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Nigerian lawmakers vote to offer asylum to Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh

January 12, 2017 5:00 pm
Nigerian lawmakers vote to offer asylum to Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh

An image grab taken on December 3, 2016, shows outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh speaking during a press conference. (Via AFP) Nigerian lawmakers have voted to offer Gambian President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he hands over power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who was declared the winner of the country’s December […]

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh warns against foreign interference

January 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh warns against foreign interference

The photo taken on November 29, 2016, shows incumbent Gambian President Yahya Jammeh in Banjul. (Photo by AFP) Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has warned the international community against meddling in the internal affairs of the country ahead of a visit by African leaders aimed at persuading him to step down. […]

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African leaders up pressure as Yahya Jammeh faces isolation

January 10, 2017 1:41 pm
African leaders up pressure as Yahya Jammeh faces isolation

(From L) Former President of Ghana John Mahama, President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari and President of Senegal Macky Sall meet in Abuja on January 9, 2017, on the political situation in Gambia. West African leaders announced on January 9 they would return to Gambia […]

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh accuses ECOWAS of declaring war

January 1, 2017 10:30 pm
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh accuses ECOWAS of declaring war

The photo taken on November 24, 2011, shows Gambian President Yahya Jammeh speaking to journalists in the capital, Banjul. (Photo by AFP) Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has accused the West African regional bloc ECOWAS of declaring a war against his country amid an ensuing political crisis there. In a New […]

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