Barrow’s Party Wins Gambia Parliamentary Election

Gambian President Adama Barrow’s United Democratic Party (UDP) has won Thursday’s parliamentary election, taking 31 seats in the 53-member parliament, the electoral commission announced Friday. The post Barrow’s Party Wins Gambia Parliamentary Election appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission

Gambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh’s government, which is accused of the torture and killing of perceived opponents. Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said in a statement the government will also probe the finances of Jammeh, who fled into……

Tension heightens in Gambia as exiled Jammeh’s supporters are arrested

No less than 50 supporters of ex-President Yahya Jammeh have been arrested by police in Gambia for harassing followers of newly sworn-in leader Adama Barrow amid heightened tension. According to police officials, the 51 supporters of Jammeh were arrested on Sunday in the western town of Kafenda, a Jammeh stronghold, for insulting people returning from…

Photos From Adama Barrow’s Official Inauguration Ceremony

Following the political crisis which rocked Gambia in the aftermath of the general elections which saw Adama Barrow as the winner of the polls, the Gambian president has been officially inaugurated into office. Recall that the former president, Yahya Jammeh had decided to hold on ans stay in office following his loss to Adama Barrow……

Gambia announces plans to stay in ICC

The Gambia has told the UN that it would remain in the International Criminal Court (ICC), reversing the previous administration’s plan to withdraw from the tribunal. Former president Yahya Jammeh announced in October that he would pull Gambia out of the ICC, accusing the world body of ignoring alleged war crimes of Western nations and…

Gambia’s President removes ‘Islamic’ from Country’s name

Gambia’s President, Adama Barrow has removed the word ‘Islamic’ from the country’s official name. The President opined that the Country’s population is about 90% muslims and 10% christains and animists, therefore ‘islamic’ will no longer be part of the official name, the previous official was ” The Islamic Republic Of The Gambia” the present will be…

Gambia: Adama Barrow removes “Islamic” from the country’s official name

New Gambian President Adama Barrow, has removed the word ‘Islamic’ from the country’s official name. Gambia will no longer be the Islamic Republic of Gambia . Speaking at his first news conference since returning to take office on Thursday, Barrow announced plans to rename the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), a dreaded secret police accused by……

BREAKING: Barrow arrives Gambia after 2 weeks in Senegal

President Adama Barrow of Gambia has arrived in his country, weeks after fleeing over the refusal of Yahya Jammeh to cede power. Barrow had been in neighbouring Senegal where he The post BREAKING: Barrow arrives Gambia after 2 weeks in Senegal appeared first on TheCable.

ECOWAS troops are in Gambia to secure Adama Barrow from Assassination

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, president, Marcel de Souza, has explained why West African troops in the Gambia (ECOMIG) are still in the country following the exit of Yahya Jammeh. He said the force was there to protect the people and maintain order as new President Adama Barrow prepares to assume office….

Once Upon A Time in Gambia By Reuben Abati

I have very vivid memories of my last visit to The Gambia. This was in 2013 when President Goodluck Jonathan paid a two-day visit to the country. In the course of that visit, President Jonathan commissioned the new Chancery of the Nigerian Embassy in Banjul, and also met with the Nigerian community, in addition to……

The Gambia: President Barrow picks Jammeh’s ex-minister, Jallow-Tambajang as Vice-President

Newly-sworn in Gambian President, Adama Barrow has picked a former minister under his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh as vice-president. Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang is believed to be among the politicians who fought for a merger between opposition parties that produced Barrow as candidate. Barow’s Spokesman, Halifa Sallah told newsmen while announcing her appointment on Monday that, “Consideration has…