886, 578 registered Gambian voters are expected at the polls on Thursday, April 5, 2017 to elect 48 people out of 238 candidates into the National Assembly using the country’s distinct glass marble and ballot drums. 5,462 polling agents have been dispatched to the 53 constituencies nationwide to manage the[…]
Gambia’s President Adama Barrow, who was inaugurated in neighboring Senegal as mediators engineered an exit deal for longstanding ruler Yahya Jammeh, is to return to Gambia on Thursday, a senior aide said. Barrow has asked a regional force of several thousand soldiers to stay and help him restore democratic governance[…]
OPINION by Solomon Dersso Soon after the peaceful transition of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump in the US, Gambia’s crisis was also resolved without a single gunshot. The embattled President Yahya Jammeh appeared on national TV announcing his decision “to relinquish the mantle of leadership”. Jammeh’s decision to[…]
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 22 years, flew into exile[…]
Troops from a bloc of West African countries have entered Gambia in support of Adama Barrow, shortly after the new Gambian president called for international backing following his inauguration in neighbouring Senegal. Longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, who came to power in a 1994 coup, has refused to step down despite[…]
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