Gambia

Gambia’s Jammeh loses election after 22-year rule

Gambian opposition candidate Adama Barrow has won presidential polls with 263,515 votes, followed by President Yahya Jammeh with 212,009 votes, the electoral commission says.

Opposition candidate leads vote count in Gambia

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...

Gambians fear election fraud amid internet, telephone blackout

Gambians started lining up at polling stations Thursday to elect a president, in polls that for the first time pose a serious challenge to President Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year-rule.

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.

UN rights chief urges probe into death of prominent Gambian activist

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...

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.