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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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Gambia’s ex-President, Yahya Jammeh blacklisted by the US

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 …

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U.S. lifts visa sanctions on Gambian govt after deportation deal

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 …

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The Gambia gets its first private TV station

The Gambia finally has a private television operator 52 years after independence. QTV will now join the state broadcaster, Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) as the only channels. The launch of the channel was done by the Gambian president Adama Barrow and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Ernest Bai Koroma …

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Gambia: Campaign launched to bring Yahya Jammeh to justice

Victims of the regime of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announced Saturday an “international campaign” to bring him to justice. Jammeh, a former soldier, ruled the small English-speaking West African country from 1994 to January 2017, but now lives in exile in Equatorial Guinea. His regime is accused by human …

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Gambia police probing dozens of forced disappearances

Gambian police said on Tuesday they were working on more than 30 cases of individuals who disappeared in custody under Yahya Jammeh’s former regime, as investigators uncover secret burial sites. Crime management co-ordinator Babucarr Sarr told media that 33 case files had been opened since January, with several more expected, …

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