Gambia: Gov’t inherits 6 million euros problem at NAWEC

The Minister of Tourism Hamat Bah said the coalition government has inherited a chronic mechanical problem at the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) which requires over 6 million euros to fix. “A mechanical problem requiring 6 million euros to fix, one week of fuel reserve and badly damaged generators were all we found at [...]

2017-06-20T16:56:54+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments

Gambia: UN experts urge Gambia gov’t to address past rights violations

The Gambia is witnessing encouraging signs in moves to shed light on past human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, but must involve families fully in the process, a delegation of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances said yesterday. “We welcome the commitments made by the Government of The Gambia to embark [...]

2017-06-20T16:52:42+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments

West African troops extend Gambia mission for a year

(AFP) The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said it has extended the mandate of its military mission in The Gambia. The force, consisting mainly of soldiers from neighbouring Senegal, was first sent to the small country in January to compel longstanding president Yahya Jammeh to relinquish power to his elected successor Adama Barrow. [...]

2017-06-05T20:23:04+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments

Gambia to hold first free parliamentary election in 22 years

Gambians go to the polls on April 6 to vote for members of parliament in the first legislative election since Adama Barrow became president, and former dictator Yahya Jammeh was forced into exile. This is the most important vote in the country after presidential elections and this year it will be carried out under [...]

2017-05-23T19:44:19+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments


[ad_1] By Lamin Cham Bodies suspected of being those of former State Guard Commander Lamin Sanneh and other alleged attackers on State House on 30th December, 2014 were exhumed by police crime and forensic department on Friday. The bodies of the trio, Lamin Sanneh, Njaga Jagne and Alhagie Yaya Niass were pulled out of [...]

2017-04-03T14:18:20+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments

Gambian survivor says 146 missing after migrant boat sank off Libya

[ad_1] ROME – About 146 migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized after leaving Libya, according to a Gambian youth who was rescued following the disaster, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday. The 16-year-old was barely conscious when he was spotted by the Iuventa, a ship belonging to the German organization Jugend Rettet. He [...]

2017-03-30T13:42:43+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments