Gambia’s National Assembly revokes state of emergency

Gambia’s National Assembly on Tuesday revoked a state of emergency declared by former leader Yahya Jammeh in an attempt to stay in power. The move comes shortly before President Adama Barrow returns to Gambia from neighbouring Senegal, where he sought refuge for security reasons. West African troops are meanwhile securing the capital, Banjul, in preparation More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Gambia: ECOWAS force to remain for 6 months

The ECOWAS Commission has said its coalition force in The Gambia would remain for the next six months, as requested by President Adama Barrow. Marcel de Souza said this while briefing members of the diplomatic corps More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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No government in Gambia yet – ECOWAS

Five days after former President, Yahya Jammeh quit power, there is no government in The Gambia. The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) said on Tuesday the newly inaugurated President Adama Barrow More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Jammeh goes into exile with stolen $11 million Gambians’ fund, exotic cars–Barrow’s Aide

The disgraced former President of the Gambian, Mr Yahya Jammeh has allegedly stolen $11million (500m dalasi) in the past weeks before going into exile. Mr Mai Fatty, the Adviser to the New President, Adama Barrow More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Gambia: No immunity for Jammeh as ECOWAS forces secure Banjul for Barrow’s arrival

West African leaders did not agree to grant Yahya Jammeh any immunity during negotiations that convinced Gambia’s long time ruler to flee into exile, Senegal’s foreign minister said on Sunday. Mr. Jammeh, who More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Why I stepped down—Jammeh

As Jammeh, family proceeded on exile in Guinea Former Gambia President Yayah Jammeh on Saturday finally moved out of the Banjul State House and proceeded on exile. Jammeh had lived in the State House for 22 More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Finally, Gambia’s Jammeh reportedly ‘agrees to step down’

Gambia’s recalcitrant leader, Yahaya Jammeh, has finally agreed to step down for internationally-recognized Adama Barrow, after failing three deadlines, a report says. A France24 journalist in The Gambia, Nicolas More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Donald Trump assumes office as 45th U.S. President

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, 6 p.m. Nigeria time, succeeding Barack Obama. Trump, wearing a dark suit with red tie, is taking control of America in a transition More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Anti-climax as Jammeh succumbs to pressure, goes into exile

Former President Yahya Jammeh has reportedly succumbed to pressure and gone into exile. That was hours after Adama Barrow, the man who won The Gambia’s disputed election, was sworn in as president on Thursday More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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BREAKING: Troops enter Gambia as Jammeh refuses to vacate office

A spokesperson for the Senegalese army has confirmed that troops have entered Gambia, following Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to step down as president of the country. According to Sky News, the troops are headed for More...