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ECOWAS issues sanctions over Guinea-Bissau political crisis

West African regional bloc ECOWAS hit 20 Guinea-Bissau politicians and businessmen with sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, on Tuesday, accusing them of undermining efforts to resolve a prolonged political crisis. The decision followed the nomination by President Jose Mario Vaz of Augusto Antonio Artur da Silva to the post of …

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Gambian police arrests two top security operatives of the Jammeh-era

Gambian police have confirmed the arrest ot two top security allies of the former President Yahya Jammeh, local news portal SMBC reports. Yankuba Badjie, head of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and his director of operations, Sheikh Omar Jangne are in police custody as investigations continue. The duo were arrested …

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Gambian president pardons over 170 prisoners held in notorious jail

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia has pardoned over 170 prisoners as part of the country’s 52nd Independence Day celebration which coincided with his historic swearing-in ceremony last Saturday. Local media reports that prison authorities began releasing inmates from the dreaded Mile II prisons facility on Saturday. 74 prisoners were …

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New Gambian president thanks unified nation, promises reform

Gambia’s new president thanked his nation and promised greater freedom, an improved economy and better education as thousands attended a ceremony on Saturday marking his inauguration after a tense political standoff with the country’s former longtime leader. “This is a victory for democracy. It is a victory for all Gambians,” …

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The Gambia got rid of ‘the guy holding things up’-Boris Johnson

The United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, managed to make reference to former Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, during his trip to the country on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Johnson in a 43-seconds video posted on his Twitter handle referred to Jammeh as ‘the guy who was really holding things up.’ …

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The Gambia shows sincere gratitude to Senegal’s Macky Sall for post-election intervention

The Gambia has expressed gratitude to its only landed neighbour, Senegal, for its intervention in the post election crisis. Senegal’s efforts in terms of mediation and by military intervention resulted in the peaceful transfer of power for the first time in the Gambia’s history. Gambian vice-president, Fatoumata Tambajang, was in …

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