Tagged: Gambia

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Gambia inaugurates new President on its independence day

The official swearing-in of President Barrow has also been tied to The Gambia’s 52nd Independence Day celebration. Reports also indicate that presidents from about 20 African countries are expected to grace the event. While US Department of State, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs,...

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Gambia dog that killed Barrow’s son put down

The dog that killed the eight-year-old son of Gambian President Adama Barrow has been put down, a government official has confirmed. Habibu Barrow died in hospital after being bitten by the dog last month at his aunt’s house in a coastal resort near Banjul. The...

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Gambian President Adama Barrow arrives Gambia

Jubilant Gambians have welcomed home President Adama Barrow, who was elected almost two months ago but forced to flee to Senegal when his predecessor refused to step aside. Dressed in flowing white robes and a cap, Barrow stepped off the plane on Thursday, with heavily...

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Gambia: Yahya Jammeh leaves for exile

The Gambia’s ex-leader Yahya Jammeh has flown out of the country he ruled for 22 years and into exile, bringing an end to a protracted political crisis following presidential elections last month. The longtime ruler refused to step down after a December 1 vote in...

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Gambia: Ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh ‘plundered coffers’

The Gambia’s ex-ruler, Yahya Jammeh, plundered the state coffers in his final weeks in power, stealing millions of dollars and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, according to an aide to new president Adama Barrow. Jammeh, who ruled the small West African country for...

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Troops enter Gambia as new President is sworn in

The political standoff in Gambia intensified on Thursday as foreign troops crossed the border with orders to dislodge a repressive leader who has refused to step down after losing a presidential election last month. Gambia’s erratic leader, Yahya Jammeh, seized power in a coup 22...