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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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Gambia: Jammeh’s party demands return of seized assets

The party of former President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh is demanding the return of seized assets it said did not belong to the former leader. Fabakary Tombong Jatta, the interim leader of the APRC party told journalists on Thursday that the government of the Gambian must return the assets seized from the party immediately. Mr Jatta also demanded that the government releases bank accounts belonging to the party since they didn’t belong to Yaya Jammeh. Many assets belonging to Yahya Jammeh have been seized by the state pending auctioning since…

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Gambia defends release of Jammeh assassins after outrage

Gambia’s government has defended its decision to release three soldiers who worked as assassins for former leader, Yahya Jammeh. Malick Jatta, Omar A Jallow and Amadou Badjie last month confessed taking part in several killings on the orders of Mr. Jammeh. Some of those killings include Gambians and other foreigners including 44 Ghanaian migrants. Many Gambians have been unhappy with the decision which was announced by the attorney General and minister of Justice Abubacarr Ba Tambedou. Families of victims Families of some of the victims of the killings carried out…

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Gambia releases new bank notes without Jammeh’s portrait

Gambia on Tuesday officially released new bank notes that will be without the portrait of the former President Yahya Jammeh. On Monday the Gambian central bank governor, Bakary Jammeh presented copies of the new notes to President Adama Barrow. The notes have now been released to the public through commercial banks. Gambia uses the dalasi and has been in circulation since independence in 1965. Yahya Jammeh who was forced out of office in 2016 use to have his pictures all over Gambia currency banknotes. But in an attempt to wipe…

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