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Gambia Rejoins Commonwealth As It Seeks To Rebuild World Standing

Gambia Rejoins Commonwealth As It Seeks To Rebuild World Standing

Gambia has rejoined the Commonwealth, the tiny West African former British colony’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, five years after its now exiled former authoritarian leader withdrew his country, calling it a “neo-colonial institution”. During his 23-year rule, Yahya Jammeh, who fled Gambia a year ago after regional militaries launched an operation to remove him, […]

Gambia’s Barrow Asks Regional Force To Stay For Six Months -U.N

Gambia’s Barrow Asks Regional Force To Stay For Six Months -U.N

Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow has asked a West African military operation, which pressured his predecessor to go into exile after he refused to accept his election defeat, to remain in the country for six months, a U.N. official said on Thursday. “The president of Gambia asked for the mission to remain for six months, […]

Gambia’s Jammeh Offered Last Chance For Peaceful Exit Before Troops Advance

Gambia’s Jammeh Offered Last Chance For Peaceful Exit Before Troops Advance

West African leaders were due in Banjul on Friday morning to offer Gambia’s veteran leader Yahya Jammeh a last chance to step down peacefully before regional forces, which have already entered the country, oust him. Troops from regional bloc ECOWAS, spearheaded by Senegal and Nigeria, crossed into Gambia on Thursday at the request of newly […]

Gambia Political Crisis: What Happens Next?

A political crisis is growing in The Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh has declared a state of emergency after refusing to admit defeat in last month’s elections. With his term in office due to expire on Thursday, what happens next? What is the significance of the state of emergency? Mr Jammeh’s declaration of a state […]

West Africa Bloc To Take ‘Necessary Actions’ To Uphold Gambia Vote Result

West Africa Bloc To Take ‘Necessary Actions’ To Uphold Gambia Vote Result

The West African regional bloc said on Saturday it would take all necessary actions to uphold the result of a Dec. 1 election in Gambia, where veteran President Yahya Jammeh says he will not step down after losing to Adama Barrow. ECOWAS leaders said in a communique marking the end of a summit in the […]

The Gambia: Vote Day Communication Blackout Is ‘Deliberate’

The Gambia: Vote Day Communication Blackout Is ‘Deliberate’

Gambians voted on Thursday in the first serious electoral challenge to President Yahya Jammeh, who has said only Allah can remove him from office and once claimed he would rule the tiny riverside West African nation for “a billion years”. Jammeh, who seized power in a 1994 coup, has made headlines by claiming to have […]