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The Gambia wants detained ex-Jammeh ally to face justice in Switzerland

Gambian authorities have confirmed that they are not seeking the extradition of a former interior minister currently being held by Swiss authorities, the local SMBC News reports. The Gambia is however liasing with Switzerland and assisting with necessary support in the human rights abuse case that Ousman Sonko is currently facing. “We …

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More Troubles for Yahya Jammeh as The Gambia Revokes His Diplomatic Passport

The Press has revealed that the Gambian government has revoked former president Yahya Jammeh’s diplomatic passport and those of his family. According to report, the revoked diplomatic passports include that of 207 Gambians who have had their privileges cancelled with immediate effect. Other names on the list of people who …

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Jammeh loyalists decry witch hunt as Barrow begins chase of looted funds

Loyalists of former Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh are crying foul as the new government officially begins a search for property Jammeh allegedly looted. President Adama Barrow, on Wednesday, inaugurated a 3-member commission of inquiry to look into the assets of his predecessor. According to Barrow, the move was ‘‘another step …

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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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The Gambia: Exiled Jammeh’s assets frozen, accused of stealing over $50m state funds

Over 200 assets of exiled former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh have been frozen in The Gambia after discovery that he illegally withdrew millions of dollars of state money. Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou told journalists in Banjul on Monday that Yahya Jammeh unlawfully withdrew over $50 million from two state accounts …

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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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