Articles tagged 'gambia'

Gambian team in Zim health study tour 7 September 2017 HARARE - A 19-member Gambian team is on a study tour of Zimbabwe's famed World Bank supported results-based financing (RBF) for rural clinics. The Gambian team consists of permanent secretaries, health directors, evaluators and information specialists. They are studying the programme — whic...
Top Jammeh army commander arrested 31 January 2017 BANJUL - West African forces have arrested a senior Gambian army general and have seized weapons from the private residence of exiled former ruler Yahya Jammeh, force commander Francois Ndiaye has said. General Bora Colley, the head of an elite commando unit, had been arrested in neighbouring ...
Sadc must use Ecowas way to tackle Mugabe 23 January 2017 HARARE - Following Ecowas' sustained pressure that has forced Gambia's former authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh into exile in Equatorial Guinea after his crushing poll defeat, analysts and opposition parties said yesterday Sadc must abandon its cautious diplomatic approach and dissuade leaders su...
Equatorial Guinea silent on Jammeh's presence 23 January 2017 BANJUL - Officials in Equatorial Guinea refused to comment on Sunday on whether ousted former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh had arrived in the country. But in a statement, Equatorial Guinea's opposition denounced the presence of Jammeh, whose 22-year reign was marked by systematic human rights a...
Gambia's Jammeh agrees to step down 21 January 2017  BANJUL - Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh said he was stepping down on Saturday under pressure from West African armies which entered the country this week following his refusal to concede an election defeat to President Adama Barrow. Jammeh's announcement in an overnight broadcast on state telev...
Botswana no longer recognizes Gambia's Jammeh 20 January 2017 GABORONE - Botswana has become the first country to announce that it no longer recognize Yahya Jammeh as Gambia's president. A statement from government said: “Following Mr. Yahya Jammeh's refusal to hand over power to the President-elect Adama Barrow, in accordance with the expressed will of ...
Gambia's Jammeh given mid-day deadline, as troops close in 20 January 2017 BANJUL - West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh until midday on Friday to cede power after regional troops crossed the border in support of his democratically elected successor. Marcel Alain de Souza, chairman of the west African union Ecowas, said the troops will force Jammeh out if he ...
Gambia MPs extend President Jammeh's term 19 January 2017 BANJUL - The Gambia's National Assembly has adopted a resolution to allow President Yahya Jammeh to stay in power for three more months, starting from Wednesday, according to state television. Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia for 22 years, initially acknowledged opponent Adama Barrow as the wi...
Gambia President-elect 'to stay in Senegal until inauguration' 16 January 2017 BANJUL - The Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow is to remain in Senegal until his planned inauguration on Thursday, state media in Senegal say. The move was requested by West African leaders after a summit in Mali, Senegalese news agency APS said. President Yahya Jammeh is currently refu...
Defiant Gambia president vows 'to stay until poll ruling' 12 January 2017 BANJUL - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has said he will not step down before a Supreme Court decision on disputed elections, a ruling now not expected until May. In a nationwide TV broadcast, the longstanding ruler also reiterated his concern at "foreign interference". Regional mediators, ...
Defiant Gambia dictator slams Ecowas 2 January 2017 BANGUL - President Yahya Jammeh says the West African community's decision to send troops into The Gambia to force him to accept defeat in last month's presidential election, is "a declaration of war". Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, deployed troops to Th...
Dictators can be removed democratically 14 December 2016 HARARE - Recent victories in Gambia and Ghana by opposition political party leaders Adama Barrow and Nana Akufo-Addo respectively show that the winds of change are blowing in Africa. The Daily News spoke to analysts on how significant this development is to African politics and more so lessons...
Gambia security forces 'seize election commission HQ' 14 December 2016 BANJUL - The Gambia's security forces have taken over the headquarters of the electoral commission, its chairman says, as the country's president refuses to accept his loss in recent elections. Alieu Momar Njai told the BBC that staff were barred from entering. President Yahya Jammeh initia...
Gambia election chief dismisses dictator's call to annul poll 12 December 2016 BANJUL - The Gambia's elections commission head has dismissed President Yahya Jammeh's call to annul the election he was declared to have lost. Mr Jammeh said on state television on Saturday that he rejected the result and his party announced they will file a petition to the Supreme Court. ...
Gambia severs ties with Taiwan 15 November 2013 BANJUL - Gambia has announced that it has cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan. President Yahya Jammeh's office said the move was for reasons of "national strategic interest". The West African state was one of a few African countries to recognise Taiwan, which China regards as part of its territ...