Gambia: Campaign to bring former president Yahya Jammeh to Justice Victims, activists to pursue case against exiled leader

(Banjul, The Gambia, October 21, 2017) - Victims of the former Gambian government of Yahya Jammeh and Gambian and international activists today announced the formation of a campaign to bring Jammeh and his leading accomplices to justice. Jammeh fled The Gambia in January 2017 for exile in Equatorial Guinea after losing presidential elections to [...]

2017-10-21T16:10:42+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments

Gambia: Yahya Jammeh sold Kairaba Hotel to MA Kharafi, coordinator tells commission

Momodou Lamin Sonko, a coordinator at MA Kharafi Company, yesterday told the commission that looks into the assets and financial transactions of the former President Yahya Jammeh that the former president has sold Kairaba Beach Hotel to MA Kharafi to the tune of $10, 000,000. In his testimony before the commission, Sonko said he [...]

2017-10-03T19:36:18+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Gambia News|0 Comments

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