Gambian president fires central bank chief, 3 deputies

President Adama Barrow on Wednesday fired Gambia’s central bank governor and three other bank officials considered loyal to former dictator Yahya Jammeh, a senior official at the bank said Wednesday. Central bank governor Amadou Colley, two of his deputies and the bank’s financial director, who all served during Jammeh’s iron-first rule, received their letters of……

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…

Gambia celebrates Barrow’s inauguration

Thousands of supporters gathered Saturday to finally celebrate the inauguration of Gambian President Adama Barrow, a month after he was sworn in across the border in neighbouring Senegal during a tense power struggle. February 18 is also the anniversary of The Gambia’s independence from Britain, but many are also calling the day the birth of…

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.

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……

Jammeh: No looted cash on Tinubu’s plane

The curtain fell on the 22-year-reign of The Gambia strongman Yahya Jammeh Saturday night when Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s leased Falcon 900 flew Jammeh and his family from the capital Banjul into exile. Jammeh, his wife Zainab, mother and son Mohammed all wore mournful looks as they were being ferried out of Banjul into exile, according…

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…

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 am 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,…

Photo News: Bola Tinubu’s plane used to fly Jammeh out of Gambia

Bola Tinubu’s plane National Leader of the All Progressives Congress( APC), Bola Tinubu’s Dassault Falcon-900DX (VP-CBT) was registered in the Cayman Islands with his initials ‘BT’ and was used to fly out former Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh out of Gambia, Saturday night. Bola Tinubu’s plane Former Governor, Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu