Future starts tomorrow, President-elect Barrow tells Gambians

The Gambia’s President-elect, Adama Barrow, has said his countrymen and women are at the brink of making another world history on Thursday, after defeating Yahya Jammeh in the December 1election. “We made history on the first day of December. Our future starts tomorrow”, he said in a tweet on Wednesday morning. “We made history on the first More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Gambia: Full text of declaration of state of emergency by Jammeh

Controversial Gambian President, Yahyah Jammeh has declared a state of emergency in his country. In the statement, Jammeh referred to The Gambia as an Islamic Republic, warning against external interference in More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Jammeh gets three-month tenure extension

Gambia’s National Assembly Wednesday passed a resolution that gave incumbent President Yahya Jammeh a three-month tenure extension, Reuters reported quoting Gambian state television. Jammeh lost to opposition More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Troops, Nigerian warship head for The Gambia to sack Jammeh

Nigeria soldiers will, on Wednesday (today), arrive at a base of the Economic Community of West African States troops in Senegal to ensure that President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia steps down on Thursday, January More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Jammeh declares state of emergency in The Gambia

President Yahya Jammeh has declared a state of emergency in The Gambia, citing undue foreign interference in the outcome of the December 1, 2016 presidential election he lost last month. He made the declaration More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Four Gambian ministers resign from Jammeh’s government

Gambia’s Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh’s government, according to report on Tuesday. They all resigned as regional forces prepare to More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Why we can’t stop Barrow’s inauguration—Gambian S’Court

Gambia Supreme Court on Monday rejected an invitation to issue an order stopping Thursday’s inauguration of President-elect Adama Barrow. The Supreme Court ruling followed a petition by President Yahya Jammeh, More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Gambian president-elect, Adama Barrow’s son dies after

Habibu, the eight-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow, died on Sunday after he was bitten by a dog, BBC Africa reports. Mr. Barrow’s son was reportedly being transported to a hospital in Manjai More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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The Gambia: Use of force imminent as ECOWAS plans to oust Jammeh

The refusal of out going President Yaya Jammeh of The Gambia to agree to step down honourably on January 19, 2017 following his loss of the December 1, 2016 presidential election to the coalition of opposition parties’ More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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Gambia: President-elect Barrow to remain in Senegal until swearing-in

Senegal will host Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow until his swearing-in ceremony, the state-owned Senegalese news agency APS reported Sunday. The swearing-in is due to take place on Thursday, but outgoing More...