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Gambia welcomes British FM for first time since independence

By AFP 14 February 2017 Boris Johnson is to visit Gambia British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who in the past sparked fury over comments about Africans, arrives in The Gambia on a charm offensive Tuesday as its new government considers rejoining the Commonwealth. Johnson is to meet President Adama Barrow and visit the British-funded Medical [...]

February 14th, 2017|Gambia News|0 Comments

Gambia to rejoin the Commonwealth within months, Boris Johnson announces ahead of trip

Gambia withdrew from the Commonwealth in October 2013, with the country's ministers at the time dubbing it a “neo-colonial institution". “The Gambia will never be a member of any neo-colonial institution and will never be a party to any institution that represents an extension of colonialism", a statement at the time said. But [...]

February 14th, 2017|Gambia News|0 Comments

EU pledges 75 million Euro aid to Gambia after two-year suspension

BANJUL: The European Union pledged 75 million euros (£63.8 million) on Thursday to Gambia's new government, two years after suspending aid due to human rights abuses by former President Yahya Jammeh. The EU froze 33 million euros in aid to Gambia, one of the world's poorest countries, after Jammeh's government introduced a tough [...]

February 9th, 2017|Gambia News|0 Comments

Gambia: New President Will Reverse Withdrawal From ICC – STRATFOR

Gambia: New President Will Reverse Withdrawal From ICCSTRATFORGambian President Adama Barrow will reserve his country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), a high-ranking EU official said Feb. 9, AP reported. Barrow unseated longtime President Yahya Jammeh in a surprise victory last December.and more » Source link

February 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gambia’s new president returns to nation as new era begins

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's President Adama Barrow finally returned home Thursday, solidifying his position as this country's first new commander in chief in two decades after a political crisis that sent the previous ruler into exile. Hundreds of people lined the road to the airport ahead of his arrival, while boys on top of [...]

January 26th, 2017|Gambia News|0 Comments

Equatorial Guinea opposition denounces arrival of Gambia’s Jammeh

ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire -- Equatorial Guinea's opposition has denounced the government's decision to welcome exiled Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who flew to the Central African nation over the weekend after 22 years in power. Andres Esono Ondo, secretary general of the Convergence for Social Democracy, said in an email Monday that President Teodoro Obiang would [...]

January 23rd, 2017|Gambia News|0 Comments