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Britain pledges support for new Gambian government, Commonwealth bid

Britain on Tuesday affirmed its support for Gambia's fledgling government and its bid to rejoin the Commonwealth, weeks after a post-election crisis forced the newly elected president to be sworn into office in another country.

Gambia's Barrow vows to ensure financial transparency, press freedom

Gambia's newly sworn-in President Adama Barrow said Saturday that he will require complete financial transparency from the ministers he chooses for his government.

Troops amass near Gambia border to pressure president to step down

Senegalese troops amassed at the border with Gambia as the clock ticked down on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's time in office and with the inauguration of his successor due Thursday.

West African leaders turn up pressure on Gambian president

Several West African heads of state have resolved to intervene in Gambia's political crisis after meeting in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Monday.

Gambian authorities shut down broadcaster, union says

Gambian authorities have shut down Taranga FM, a privately owned commercial radio station, the Gambia Press Union said early Monday.

Gambian president sends defiant message in New Year's address

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday said an ECOWAS decision to send troops to ensure a peaceful transition of power following his election loss was "a declaration of war," and reiterated his call for fresh polls.

Gambia in fear after Jammeh officially challenges election result

The streets of Gambia's capital Banjul lay deserted on Wednesday due to a boycott stemming out of fear of outgoing President Yahya Jammeh's decision to challenge the presidential election result.

Gambia security forces step up defence of Jammeh

Security forces were Tuesday blocking the entrance to the electoral commission in Gambia’s capital, Banjul, as outgoing President Yayah Jammeh refuses to accept he lost presidential polls.

Gambia opposition demand outgoing president to bow out "immediately"

A coalition of opposition parties in Gambia Monday demanded outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to "immediately step down and hand over power" to make way for president-elect Adama Barrow.

Gambia's new president says outgoing president cannot reject polls

Gambia's newly elected president Adama Barrow said on Saturday outgoing president Yahya Jammeh has no right to reject the result of the December 1 election that ended Jammeh's decades-long hold on power.

Security deployed as Gambia's president rejects election result

Gambia’s outgoing President Yahya Jammeh announced Friday that he rejects the results of the December 1 elections that swept opposition candidate Adama Barrow to power.

Gambia opposition activists released on bail

A prominent opposition politician and 18 other activists were released on bail in Gambia on Monday, three days after long-term ruler Yahya Jammeh lost the country's presidential elections.

Gambia's president-elect promises national unity and economic growth

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow vowed to work for national unity and economic growth after power was peacefully transferred in the small West African nation for the first time in its history.

Gambia national goalkeeper dies crossing the Mediterranean to Italy

The goalkeeper of the women's national soccer team in Gambia is believed to have died while trying to migrate to Italy, a member of her family said Thursday.

Gambia becomes third African nation to withdraw from ICC

Gambia has become the third African nation to formally declare that it wants to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), after South Africa and Burundi.

Gambia orders female public sector workers to cover hair at work

Female employees in Gambia's public sector have been ordered to cover their hair during working hours, according to a presidential directive circulated to staff this week.