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Gambia sells cars, planes to settle Jammeh’s huge debts.

Gambia is selling several planes and a fleet of luxury cars bought by former president Yahya Jammeh as it seeks to reduce a mountain of crippling debt contracted during the authoritarian leader’s decades-long rule. Jammeh, who seized power in a 1994 coup, fled Gambia early last year as West African …

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Gambia ruling party victorious in first local elections of the new era

Gambia’s ruling party won more than half the constituencies in the first local elections since longtime former ruler Yahya Jammeh left the west African country more than a year ago, the electoral commission said Friday. Local councils had been dominated by Jammeh’s former party, the APRC, but President Adama Barrow’s …

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Gambia suspends death penalty en route to abolition.

Gambian President Adama Barrow on Sunday announced a moratorium on the death penalty as the West African country rebuilds its international standing following the removal last year of its longtime authoritarian ruler Yahya Jammeh. Capital punishment is on the decline across Africa, where governments executed 22 people in 2016 compared …

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Gambia rejoins the Commonwealth after 2013 exit.

The Commonwealth has confirmed the successful readmission of Gambia into the global bloc. The West African country becomes the 53rd nation but fourth to rejoin. The Gambia referred to as “smiling coast of West Africa” joins the likes of South Africa, Fiji and Pakistan who all left at a point …

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President Adama Barrow has launched a National Development Plan (NDP) for The Gambia. The document is the first such after the ouster of long serving leader, Yahya Jammeh. According to the president: “The goal of the NDP is to deliver good governance and accountability, social cohesion and national reconciliation. Adding that: “It …

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Gambia: Top Jammeh generals arrested after sneaking back into Gambia.

Military authorities in Gambia arrested two of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh’s generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over the weekend, the army said in a statement on Monday. Gambia’s current President Adama Barrow was sworn in a year ago as a West African regional intervention force closed in on the …

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