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Jammeh Refuses To Step Down

Jammeh Refuses To Step Down

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has condemned mediation efforts by the African regional bloc ECOWAS that aims to get him to leave power. Speaking on state television, he has repeated that he will not step down. Pressure on President Yahya Jammeh (photo) to step down has come from regional leaders in the Economic Community of West […]

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 […]

Gambia: Jammeh Must Step Down, Say West African Leaders

Gambia: Jammeh Must Step Down, Say West African Leaders

West Africa’s regional bloc ECOWAS must ensure The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh steps down because he lost an election, the bloc’s chairwoman has said. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, the chair of the Economic Community of West African States, urged the leaders at the bloc’s summit in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Saturday […]

Gambia President Jammeh Rejects Outcome Of Dec. 1 Election

Gambia President Jammeh Rejects Outcome Of Dec. 1 Election

  Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said on Friday he rejects the outcome of last week’s election that he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow and called for fresh elections. The announcement made on state television throws the future of the West African country into doubt after the unexpected election result ended Jammeh’s 22-year rule and […]

Gambia’s Jammeh To Hand Over Power By End January: Minister

Gambia’s Jammeh To Hand Over Power By End January: Minister

Gambia’s defeated President Yahya Jammeh remains in the country and will hand over power to president-elect Adama Barrow in January following a transition period, the communications minister said on Sunday. Jammeh, who has ruled the West African nation for 22 years, has not been seen in public since he shocked observers by accepting his surprise […]

Gambia : Adama Barrow Defeats Yahya Jammeh

Gambia : Adama Barrow Defeats Yahya Jammeh

Six months ago Adama Barrow was unknown in the political field, but he has just been elected president of The Gambia: His victory brings to an end more than two decades of Yahya Jammeh’s rule. 263,515 marbles spoke in favour of for him: Adama Barrow, the opposition leader, will be the next president of The […]

Women Activists Highlights Constraints In Access To Land And Water In Africa

Women Activists Highlights Constraints In Access To Land And Water In Africa

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights yesterday organised a panel discussion on the constraints to access water and land for rural women in Africa, including natural resource management. The panel discussion was attended by women activists from all over Africa, and marked the AU celebration of the Year of Women’s Rights. Held at […]

Gambia: NCCE, AAITG Engage Youth Groups, Women On Democratic Participation

Gambia: NCCE, AAITG Engage Youth Groups, Women On Democratic Participation

National Council for Civic Education (NCCE), in collaboration with Action Aid International -The Gambia (AAITG), commenced a two day engagement on Monday, August 22, 2016 for young people from different organizations, women and political parties on the importance of their participation in democracy and elections. The event is being held at regional education office in […]

Gambia Criminalises Child Marriage

Gambia Criminalises Child Marriage

The Gambia has criminalised the practice of child marriage after Lawmakers on Thursday unanimously passed into law the Children Act Amendment Bill 2016. The Bill followed a pronouncement made by the President last month that banned child and forced marriages in the country. In tabling the Bill before the Lawmakers, the Attorney General and Minister […]

Child Marriage: Gambia To Jail Parents 21 Years

Child Marriage: Gambia To Jail Parents 21 Years

Gambia passed a law banning child marriage Thursday and introduced heavy jail terms for anyone who breaks the new rules. Under the new law, a man who marries an underage girl would face 20 years in jail, her parents would get 21 years and an iman who presides over the marriage would also face time […]