Police have arrested Gambia’s former head of the national intelligence agency and his deputy, part of President Adama Barrow’s attempts to re-establish democracy in the small West African nation, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
Tens of thousands of Gambians on Saturday flocked to the inauguration of the country’s third president, Adama Barrow, following months of uncertainty after his predecessor Yahya Jammeh refused to give up power.
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.
Gambians celebrated in the streets Saturday as ruler Yahya Jammeh left the country after 22 years in power, following weeks of tensions as he tried to overturn the results of the December polls in which voters turned against his iron-fisted rule.
Longtime Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is expected to leave the country Saturday after ceding power in a televised address, a move that only comes after he spent weeks trying to overturn the results of an election in which voters turned against him.
Military forces of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) crossed from Senegal into Gambia, hours after President Adama Barrow was sworn into office, the African Press Agency reported Thursday.
Gambia’s army chief of staff and police inspector general are no longer loyal to longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, who is refusing to yield power to his elected successor, a top intelligence official said Thursday.
Gambia's tourism and culture minister said on Tuesday he will step down, in what was a sign of dwindling support for Gambia's outgoing president Yahya Jammeh, who refuses to recognize his loss in a recent election.
Leaders meeting at a Franco-African summit in the Malian capital Bamako on Saturday set January 19 as a deadline to solve the Gambian political crisis, Radio France Internationale quoted Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe as saying.
Representatives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have failed to convince Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to give up power following his defeat in the December 1 election, president-elect Adama Barrow said.
Gambia's army chief has pledged loyalty to President Yahya Jammeh, following a threat by the West African country's neighbours to send troops to oust him if he refuses to give up power after his election defeat.
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.
The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) has decided to send troops to ensure a peaceful transition of power in Gambia following the incumbent president's refusal to accept that he lost December's election.
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.
Opposition candidate Adama Barrow was in the lead after almost 75 per cent of votes had been counted in Gambian presidential voting, threatening President Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year-rule, the electoral commission said Friday.
The death of Gambian opposition leader Solo Sandeng and the reported violent crackdown on peaceful anti-government protests in the western African nation are deeply worrying and must be investigated, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Sunday.