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Gambia: President Barrow replaces Jammeh-era police chief

Gambian President Adama Barrow has replaced the longest-serving Inspector General of Police (IGP) Yankuba Sonko, who has served in that position under exiled former President Yahya Jammeh since 2010. Sonko was replaced by Landing Kinteh on Thursday and redeployed to the foreign and diplomatic mission, local media report. Soko’s deputy …

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Gambia: At least 1 dead after Jammeh supporters clash with West African troops

A Gambian protester died of gunshot wounds Saturday, the day after being shot as supporters of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh clashed with West African forces. Gambian information minister, Demba Ali Jawo, said that a group of people had protested on Friday in Jammeh’s home village of Kanilai, 100km east …

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Gambia soldiers, regional forces clash outside Jammeh home

West African forces clashed with Gambian soldiers loyal to former leader Yahya Jammeh, shooting and injuring three who were guarding graves at his home, the soldiers said on Friday. Modou Mbye said he and his colleagues were guarding graves at the property on Thursday and refused when the troops asked …

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Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island

As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinte, immortalised in print and on screen in “Roots”, put The Gambia on the map for historical tourism. But the island where he and tens of thousands of west African slaves faced the horrors of being chained, branded and separated before …

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Democratic Gambia ‘is at a historical turning point’ – IMF Mission

A top International Monetary Fund (IMF) official, Ulrich Jacoby, has said the Gambia is at an economic turning point following the transition of power earlier this year. According to him, despite the challenges that lie ahead, concerted policy efforts plus the support from the international community will be key to …

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Gambian Justice Minister joins protest against Jammeh-era atrocities

Gambian Justice Minister, Abubacar Tambedou, joined scores of protesters who took to the streets on Monday demanding justice for atrocities committed during the reign of former President Yahya Jammeh. The over 150 young protesters marched in memory of over a dozen students who were killed in April 2000. Local media …

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