The US has sanctioned former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who is accused of looting at least $50m (£37m) of state funds before leaving office last January. He only agreed to leave power after losing elections following pressure from West African mediators who sent troops in the country to force his hand and …Read More »
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The United States government has announced the lifting of visa sanctions imposed on Gambian officials last year. The State Department said the latest move which took effect Tuesday December 12, 2017; was because Banjul had taken steps to accept citizens deported from the U.S. The tiny West African country had reportedly refused …Read More »
Mum-of-nine has no regrets about leaving husband and kids for Gambian toyboy lover 12 years her junior.
A 44-year-old mum-of-nine says she has no regrets about leaving her husband and kids for a Gambian toyboy lover. Heidi Hepworth hooked up with Salieu Jallow – 12 years her junior – after he contacted her from his home in west Africa on Facebook. She ditched her husband of 23 years, …Read More »
The body of a young girl simply identified as Miss Vanisah was found dumped on Tuesday morning along The Manjai Kunda Junction, in Banjul, Gambia after being beaten, raped and killed by her captives. According to statement issued by The Gambia Police, a man is under custody for alleged involvement in the …Read More »
President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, has officially appointed Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang as his vice-president. The president announced it via his Twitter handle on Thursday November 9, 2017. Barrow had named her his vice in January this year after beating longserving Yahya Jammeh in elections last December. The appointment was, however, …Read More »
One hundred and sixty-five Gambian migrants voluntarily returned home from Libya on Thursday, the Interior Minister, Mai Ahmad Fatty has disclosed. According to the minister, the return of the current contingent takes the total figure of returnees to 1,467. The tiny west African nation is a known origin of migrants …Read More »