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Jammeh's missing: tracing The Gambia's disappeared

Banjul - Pensioner Sarjo Manneh celebrated more joyfully than most when former leader Yahya Jammeh agreed to leave The Gambia in January.After a decade, he believed he might see his son again. But nearly a month later, he is still waiting.

Gambia celebrates Barrow's inauguration

Bakau - Thousands celebrated Saturday as new Gambian President Adama Barrow retook his oath of office, a month after he was sworn in across the border in neighbouring Senegal during a tense power struggle.

Gambia welcomes British FM for first time since independence

Banjul - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who in the past sparked fury over comments about Africans, arrives in The Gambia on a charm offensive Tuesday as its new government considers rejoining the Commonwealth.

The real and imagined crimes of Gambia's Yahya Jammeh

Banjul - The Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh wielded a potent mix of brute force and mysticism to keep citizens in a permanent state of fear, a legacy that lingers.

Barrow returns to warm welcome as Gambia turns a page

Banjul - President Adama Barrow may have been waiting to take power in The Gambia for nearly two months but many in the west African country have been longing for a change of guard for years.

Gambia's new government mired in controversy

Banjul - Gambian President Adama Barrow's administration faced a backlash Tuesday after admitting its new vice-president may be constitutionally barred from serving and confirming ex-leader Yahya Jammeh will be permitted to keep a fleet of luxury cars.

Gambia's Barrow names VP, could go after Jammeh plunder

Banjul - Gambian President Adama Barrow's team announced Monday his vice-president would be a woman who has vowed to prosecute former leader Yahya Jammeh and take back assets she says were stolen from the nation.

African troops prepare for Gambian president's return

Banjul - West African troops approached the Gambian capital on Sunday to secure President Adama Barrow's arrival from neighbouring Senegal, as controversy erupted over the assurances offered to Yahya Jammeh to guarantee his departure.

Gambia's Jammeh leaves power after 22 years

Banjul - Gambia's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh flew out from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis.

Gambians await Jammeh's exit after pledge to go

Banjul - Gambians on Saturday anxiously awaited the departure of ex-president Yahya Jammeh to a life in exile, possibly in Guinea, after a deal with west African leaders headed off a regional military intervention.

Gambia's Jammeh agrees to go, but exile terms not reached

Banjul - Gambia's Yahya Jammeh agreed "in principle" to hand over power to President Adama Barrow on Friday, Mauritanian and Guinean sources said, but differences remained before a full deal could be reached.

New Gambia president to take oath in Senegal

Banjul - Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow was to be sworn in Thursday at the country's embassy in Senegal as incumbent Yahya Jammeh stood firm, refusing to quit despite threats of military intervention.

Adama Barrow 'to be sworn in at Gambian embassy in Senegal'

Banjul - Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at the country's embassy in Dakar, Senegal, his spokesman told AFP on Thursday.

African troops on standby as Gambia deadline looms

Banjul - Senegalese troops backed by other African forces were poised to move into The Gambia late Wednesday as President Yahya Jammeh's army chief said his troops would not fight their entry into the country.

Timeline of The Gambia's electoral crisis

Banjul - Here is a timeline of developments since the December election in which President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia lost to opponent Adama Barrow:- Jammeh concedes defeat -- December 1, 2016: Gambians go to the polls to choose their new president from three c...

Gambia's president declares state of emergency

Banjul - Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency Tuesday just two days before he was due to step down, as British and Dutch travel agencies scrambled to evacuate thousands of tourists.

Gambia: Jammeh's lawyer asks court to block Barrow's inauguration

Banjul - A lawyer for The Gambia's president has filed an injunction asking the Supreme Court to bar the swearing in of the president-elect this month, as Yahya Jammeh battles on in his attempt to annul his election defeat.

Gambia's Jammeh warns African leaders against interference

Banjul - Gambia's president has warned the international community against interfering in the country's political crisis, on the eve of talks with west African leaders who will urge him to step aside.

Gambia election court ruling delayed for several months

Banjul - The Gambia's chief Supreme Court justice dealt a blow to President Yahya Jammeh's legal challenge against the result of December's election on Tuesday, saying it would not be heard for several months.

African leaders up pressure as Jammeh faces isolation

Banjul - West African leaders announced they would return to The Gambia this week to try and persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down, but said the use of force remains an option.
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