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May, 2019

October, 2017

  • 24 October

    Gambian Activists Want Jammeh Prosecuted

    Activists in Gambia on Monday said they will launch international campaign to bring former dictator, Yahya Jammeh to justice. The groups said Jammeh, who now lives in Equitoria Guinea on exile, must answer to crimes of extrajudicial executions, arbitrary detentions, and enforced disappearances committed during his regime. The campaign will …

May, 2017

  • 23 May

    Yahya Jammeh Stole $50m – The Gambia

    Yahya Jammeh, Gambia’s former president, stole “at least” $50m from the state before he left the country in January, BBC reports. According to the justice minister,  Jammeh withdrew the money via a state telecoms company. The BBC reported that a court has ordered all his remaining assets in The Gambia to …

January, 2017

  • 23 January

    Revealed: Tinubu’s Role In Jammeh’s Ouster

      Bola Tinubu, an influential leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is reputed to have played a role in The Gambian political debacle. According to the Nation, disgraced former leader of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, was ferried in Tinubu’s VP-CBT Falcon Jet, first to Equitorial Guinea, and later …

  • 21 January

    Why I Accepted To Step Down – Yahya Jammeh

      Yahya Jammeh, former president of The Gambia, says “the supreme interest of you the Gambian people and our dear country” more than anything else spurred him to step down from power. “I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation with …

  • 20 January

    ECOWAS Troops Halt Gambia Operation

    ECOWAS troops  halted their march into Gambia Thursday night to give former president Yahya Jammeh, one more last chance to leave Banjul. Jammeh has up till noon to leave, in the new deadline given by ECOWAS, the West African regional bloc. If he fails to do so, the troops under …

  • 19 January

    Botswana No Longer Recognises Jammeh As President

    Botswana says it no longer recognises sit-tight Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh as president of the country. Botswana becomes the first country to de-legitimize Jammeh’s rule after he refused to hand over power to democratically elected president Adama Barrow. “Mr Jammeh’s decision not to respect the will of the Gambian people …

  • 18 January

    Jammeh Gets Tenure Extension

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has secured a 90-day tenure extension by the country’s parliament, which also approved the 90-day state of emergency the embattled leader had pronounced. Jammeh’s tenure officially ends on Thursday, but he insists on not handing over power amidst call by regional leaders on him to do so. …

  • 18 January

    US Tells Jammeh To Leave Office

    The U.S. has warned the embattled President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, saying he is losing opportunities to peacefully handover to President-elect Adama Barrow and avoid the consequences of his actions. Jammeh’s tenure ends tomorrow 19 January, the same day that Barrow is expected to be sworn in as his …

  • 17 January

    Jammeh Declares Three Months State Of Emergency

    Outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a three-month state of emergency, with hours to the inauguration of president-elect Adama Barrow. In a televised address on state TV on Tuesday evening, Jammeh announced that the 90 days state of emergency started from January 17 and will end April 17, 2017. …

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