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Gambia’s Truth Commission recommends prosecution of Jammeh

– – The former president of The Gambia Yahya Jammeh has been recommended for prosecution before an international tribunal. The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRCC) made the recommendation in a report released on Friday, December 24, 2021. The commission was tasked to investigate allegations of abuses and other atrocities committed under the Jammeh regime which lasted for 22 years. Details of the report from the commission released in the capital, Banjul is now been made public after it was submitted weeks ago to the government. Hundreds of witnesses offered…

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Gambia: Police tear gas opposition supporters protesting poll results

Opposition supporters in The Gambia were dispersed with tear gas as they protest Saturday’s presidential election results. The protesters had gathered outside the residence of opposition leader Ousainou Darboe. Darboe is rejecting the election results after the electoral commission declared incumbent President, Adama Barrow as winner. Barrow obtained around 53% of the vote against 28% for Darboe, the main opposition contender. Before the police clashed with the opposition supporters, the veteran politician had appealed to supporters to avoid violence and follow legal procedures to proof their claim of electoral irregularities.…

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Gambia: Incumbent Adama Barrow wins presidential election

– – The incumbent president of The Gambia Adama Barrow has been declared winner of the country’s presidential election. He thus retains power with results from all the districts now in across the country. The independent electoral commission on Sunday evening declared President Barrow winner, defeating his main challenger Ousainou Darboe. Mr. Barrow had won over 54% of votes but three opposition candidates have rejected the partial results, citing an unusual delay in tallying the votes. Veteran politician Ousainou Darboe, and two other candidates, Mama Kandeh and Essa Mbye Faal…

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Gambia: Adama Barrow to face five others in presidential poll

– – Gambia’s President Adama Barrow is set to face five other candidates in next month’s presidential election due on December 4. It will be the first time Gambians will be voting for a president without ex-leader Yahya Jammeh contesting. The last time he contested, he refused to concede defeat after losing to current President Adama Barrow. Jammeh however was forced to go into exile after external pressure for him to concede defeat and exit power. Other candidates for next month’s polls include Barrow’s former political mentor Ousainou Darboe, 73,…

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Gambia rejects its own citizens deported from Germany

– – Gambia’s government has refused to accept its own citizens deported from Germany. Over 2,000 Gambians who migrated to European countries such as Germany have overstayed their asylum visas. They are now expected to be repatriated to their country but the Gambian government is refusing to let them in. The first batch of Gambian migrants who have exhausted their asylum appeals was to arrive in Gambia’s capital, Banjul on September 1. But a Gambian official from Foreign Ministry told reporters that the government will not take in the deportees. –…

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Gambia: Ex-president Jammeh vows to return from exile

Former President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh who has been in exile since 2017 in the Equatorial Guinea has vowed to return to the country. He is heard in a latest audio telling a member of his Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party of his intention to come back from exile. In February this year there was tension in the Gambia among citizens over Yahya Jammeh‘s reported return from exile. Several media reports suggested at the time that Jammeh has been spotted in Guinea heading to The Gambia. The…

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Gambia: President Barrow officially launches new political party

– – Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has officially launched his National People’s Party (NPP) as he presses on for his re-election bid this year. The party was launched over the weekend as he pushed for support for his candidacy for the presidential election on December 4. He told his supporters in Bakau that the NPP “is the party of all categories, based on the notion of true democratic and patriotic citizenship.” A large crowd of delegates and supporters gathered at the Independence Stadium in Bakau amid the Coronavirus pandemic for…

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Yahya Jammeh supporters demand his return to Gambia

The campaign for the return of Yahya Jammeh to the Gambia is gathering storm despite moves by the Barrow government to prosecute him. The country’s Justice Minister has hinted that the former president must be charged for stealing over $1 billion and the atrocities he allegedly committed whilst in office. But his sympathizers and supporters of his party the APRC are unperturbed as they push for Jammeh’s return to the country. Ousman Rambo Jatta, the Deputy leader of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction announced that Jammeh is coming home in…

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Gambia releases draft constitution for public review

Gambians now have the chance to make input into a draft constitution that is to reform the country’s political system and way of life. On Friday the government released the document to the public for discussions and reviews. This is part of ongoing processes to get Gambia a new post-Jammeh era constitution that gives the country a fresher way of doing things. President Adama Barrow took over from former President Yahya Jammeh in 2017 but the country wants to banish any footprint of Jammeh hoping for new beginning. The current…

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Pictures: How fire destroyed Gambia’s major industrial area

One of Gambia’s major industrial areas outside the capital, Banjul has been destroyed by fire with traders losing millions of dollars’ worth of goods. Many of the traders were left in tears after the fire outbreak which happened on Sunday evening, according to eyewitnesses. Some of the shops that were destroyed by fire. Photo: Facebook/EYE Africa TV Online According to some residents around the industrial area the fire started at a cooking gas store. Firefighters struggled to contain the fire and were only able to finally put it out on…

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