Gambia

Jammeh looted state coffers before leaving Gambia, say officials

Former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh emptied the country’s state coffers before relinquishing power, a member of the new president’s coalition said Sunday.

Jammeh goes into exile in Equatorial Guinea, angering some Gambians

Former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, making way for democracy in his home country after his repressive 22-year rule there.

Ex-leader Jammeh leaves Gambia paving way for president's return

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...

Gambia's new president to establish commission to investigate Jammeh

Gambia's new President Adama Barrow said Saturday he plans to establish a commission to investigate potential wrongdoing by former president Yahya Jammeh during his 22-year rule.

Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh requests amnesty as he prepares to leave

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...

Gambia ex-president ready to 'cede power,' mediation efforts ongoing

Gambia's longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh is apparently willing to cede power and step aside, security sources in the capital Banjul said late Friday.

UN: About 45,000 flee Gambia due to political crisis

About 45,000 people have fled from Gambia to neighbouring Senegal amid a threat of military intervention as autocrat Yahya Jammeh refuses to give up power, the United Nations says.

West African leaders give Gambia's Jammeh last chance to step down

 

West African leaders Friday said they will travel once again to Gambia in a last-minute effort to convince election loser Yahya Jammeh to cede power.

West African troops cross into Gambia in search for Jammeh

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...

UN backs Gambia's new president Adama Barrow

The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to back Gambia's new president, Adama Barrow, and called for a peaceful transition of power.

Gambia's new president, inaugurated in Senegal, promises unity

Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambian president in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday after weeks of political impasse caused by long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh's refusal to give up power.

Barrow to be sworn in at Senegal embassy instead of Gambia

Adama Barrow will be sworn in as Gambian president Thursday at his country’s embassy in the Senegalese capital Dakar, the president-elect announced.

Source: Gambia army and police chiefs no longer loyal to Jammeh

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...

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.

Gambian president refuses to step down, declares state of emergency

Gambia declared a 90-day state of emergency on Tuesday, two days before President Yahya Jammeh was to step down after losing the December elections.