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Protests against Gambia president bring 137 arrests, multiple injuries

Jan 27 2020

BANJUL Gambian police arrested 137 people and more than two dozen were injured as protests calling for President Adama Barrow to honor a pledge to step down after three years in office turned violent for the first time, the government said.

Gambia fears tourism crisis after Thomas Cook collapse

Sep 26 2019

BANJUL Fatou Jallow borrowed money this year to spruce up her beachside restaurant in Gambia, expecting the usual winter droves of European tourists keen to sample her hearty stews and spicy West African rice dishes.

Gambia fears tourism crisis after Thomas Cook collapse

Sep 26 2019

BANJUL Fatou Jallow borrowed money this year to spruce up her beachside restaurant in Gambia, expecting the usual winter droves of European tourists keen to sample her hearty stews and spicy West African rice dishes.

BP enters Gambia with exploration deal in disputed A1 block

May 01 2019

BANJUL BP has signed a deal to explore for oil and gas off Gambia's coast in a potential economic boon for the tiny West African country, although another producer says it owns the rights to the same license.

Gambia selling ex-leader's luxury cars, planes amid mounting debt

May 10 2018

BANJUL Gambia is selling several planes and a fleet of luxury cars bought by former president Yahya Jammeh as it seeks to reduce a mountain of crippling debt contracted during the authoritarian leader's decades-long rule.

Gambia's President Barrow removes army head, senior officers

Feb 27 2017

BANJUL Gambian President Adama Barrow has replaced the head of the military, a pillar of his predecessor Yahya Jammeh's repressive government, and dismissed a number of senior military officers, officials said on Monday.

Gambia announces plans to stay in International Criminal Court

Feb 13 2017

BANJUL Gambia's new government has told the United Nations it will remain in the International Criminal Court (ICC), state media reported on Monday, reversing the previous administration's plan to withdraw from the tribunal.

Rights groups voice concerns after a rare protest in Gambia

Apr 15 2016

BANJUL Human rights groups voiced concern on Friday over arrests in Gambia after a rare public demonstration in the West African nation, where President Yahya Jammeh has come under regular criticism for his increasingly authoritarian rule.

Gambia frees more than 200 prisoners including past coup plotters

Jul 25 2015

BANJUL Gambia released more than 200 prisoners on Friday, including 31 jailed for treason during multiple plots to overthrow long-ruling President Yahya Jammeh, prison officials said.

Gambia frees more than 200 prisoners including past coup plotters

Jul 25 2015

BANJUL Gambia released more than 200 prisoners on Friday, including 31 jailed for treason during multiple plots to overthrow long-ruling President Yahya Jammeh, prison officials said.

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