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

Gambia’s former leader Jammeh flies into exile in Equatorial Guinea

By Tim Cocks and Lamin Jahateh | BANJUL Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a December election to President Adama Barrow, mediators said. His exit ends rising tension as thousands of troops from Senegal [...]

January 22nd, 2017|Gambia News|0 Comments


19th January 2017 Fellow Gambians and friends of The Gambia, I am humbled to stand before you to address the whole world on this historic occasion. This is a day no Gambian will ever forget in one’s life time. This is the first time since The Gambia became Independent in 1965 that Gambians have [...]

January 19th, 2017|Gambia News|0 Comments

We are not going to involve ourselves in any fight – Gambian army chief

Gambia’s army chief said Wednesday he would not order his men to fight other African troops if they enter Gambian territory, speaking as Senegalese and other troops massed on his nation’s borders. The Senegalese troops backed by other African forces are on standby to move into The Gambia as President Yahya Jammeh approaches a midnight [...]

January 19th, 2017|Gambia News|0 Comments

Senegal troops head for Gambia as Jammeh mandate expires – sources

(DAKAR JAN 18) - Columns of Senegalese troops moved to the Gambian border on Wednesday, threatening military action against President Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to accept a December election defeat, military sources and residents of towns near the border said. "We are heading towards there," one military source in Dakar told Reuters. "We [...]

January 18th, 2017|Gambia News|0 Comments