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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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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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The Gambia prepares for first post-Jammeh poll

The Gambia holds its first election Thursday since the downfall of longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, with expectations high that new lawmakers will overhaul a national assembly once derided as a mere rubberstamp. Gambians complain that under Jammeh, who ruled for 22 years, laws were often made by executive decree and …

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Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission

Gambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh’s government, which is accused of the torture and killing of perceived opponents. Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said in a statement the government will also probe the finances …

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