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Gambia ex-president Jammeh stole at least $362 million - govt

29 Mar 2019

BANJUL Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh personally stole at least $362 million (278 million pounds) from the state during his 22-year rule, the justice minister said on Friday following a nearly two-year investigation.

Trans-Gambia bridge a boon for trade, but a blow for local traders

01 Feb 2019

FARAFFENI/BARRA, Gambia A gleaming new bridge in West Africa is transforming transport between Gambia and Senegal, but spells disaster for traders making a living off travellers making the agonising wait to catch a ferry across the Gambia River. | Video

Ex-president Jammeh was 'trouble' for Gambia from the start - first Commission witness

07 Jan 2019

BANJUL Yahya Jammeh was going to be "trouble" for Gambia from the moment he seized power, the first witness to a commission convened to investigate rights abuses under his presidency said on Monday.

With newfound democracy, Gambia faces resurgence in FGM and child marriage

23 Jan 2018

BANJUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wearing a long black veil with her newly circumcised daughter on her lap, Aminata Njie vehemently gives her justification for having the two-year-old cut.

Gambia turns to private companies for maritime policing

13 Sep 2017

BANJUL Gambia is negotiating deals with three private companies to crack down on rampant illegal fishing in its territorial waters, a senior official with the fisheries ministry told Reuters.

Killed and dumped in wells: probe reveals horrors of Gambia's ex-regime

04 Aug 2017

DAKAR/BANJUL When 52 West African migrants sneaked into Gambia from Senegal on July 21, 2005, they expected to meet a boat to ferry them to Spain, but instead they were arrested and put to death on the orders of then-president Yahya Jammeh.

Lack of cash and computers frustrates Gambians' hunt for justice

19 Apr 2017

BANJUL After police arrested 57-year-old Gambian activist Solo Sandeng at a protest a year ago, witnesses said he was beaten to death and buried in an unmarked grave near a fishing village.

After Jammeh, Gambians seek justice for the disappeared

28 Feb 2017

BANJUL/DAKAR When Gambian intelligence officers arrested journalist Ebrima Manneh at his newspaper, he asked an office guard to save some tea.

Gambia's new president pledges fresh start, economic reform

18 Feb 2017

BANJUL Gambia's President Adama Barrow vowed on Saturday to revive the country's faltering economy with sweeping reforms as he sought to draw a line under the erratic 22-year rule of his predecessor.

Boris Johnson says Gambia to rejoin Commonwealth 'as soon as possible'

14 Feb 2017

BANJUL British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Gambia, which is seeking to emerge from more than two decades of authoritarian rule, would be readmitted "as fast as possible" to the Commonwealth, a body whose African members he once maligned.

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