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    World #GambiaDecides2021: President Barrow takes slim, early lead as vote tallies continue – Premium Times Nigeria
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    Politics Goodluck Jonathan Briefs Buhari On Political Developments In Gambia – Nairaland
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    World Gambia jails 8 coup plotters – P.M. News

    A court martial in The Gambia has jailed eight former soldiers for plotting to overthrow Gambia’s president Adama Barrow in 2017 with the help of his ousted predecessor..... Read more via P.M. News – Get more World News
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    World Food insecurity: Gambia calls for global support – PM NEWS Nigeria

    The Gambian government had declared on Wednesday a status of food insecurity and called on global partners to swiftly respond with support. A statement from the Vice President’s office read stated that assessment had shown a failure of 2018 cropping season across the … Read more via PM NEWS...
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    World Gambian president brings back two Jammeh-era ministers – Punch Newspapers

    Two of Gambian former strongman Yahya Jammeh’s key ministers got back their former jobs in a sweeping reshuffle, the president’s office said Saturday. Eight ministries changed hands in the first major... Read more via Punch Newspapers – Get more World News
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    Sports Thieves invade Super Falcons camp in Gambia – The Sun News

    Nigeria’s female national football team, the Super Falcons, were victims of robbery attack in their camp in The Gambia as thieves reportedly invaded their base in that country. read more via The Sun News – --------------- Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    How Yahya Jammeh, Ex-Gambian President, ‘Ordered The Killing’ Of Nigerian - Sahara Reporters

    A paramilitary unit controlled by then-Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, summarily executed more than 50 Ghanaian, Nigerian, and other...... Read more via Sahara Reporters News – Get more World News
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    World Gambia begins selling off Jammeh’s luxury cars, planes amid mounting debt – Premium Times

    Gambia is selling several planes and a fleet of luxury cars bought by former President Yahya Jammeh as it seeks to reduce a mountain of crippling debt contracted during the authoritarian leader’s decades-long rule. Read more via Premium Times Nigeria – Get more...
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    World Gambia arrests Jammeh’s ex-spies over detention death – Punch Newspapers

    Ten members of Gambia’s former spy agency have been detained on suspicion of murdering a political activist who led a protest during ousted strongman Yahya Jammeh’s rule, police said Tuesday. Solo Sandeng, organising secretary of the United Democratic Party, was arrested in April 2016 for...
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    World Gambian military arrests two top Jammeh generals after they return from exile – Premium...

    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. Gambia’s current President, Adama Barrow, was sworn in February 18, 2017 as a West African regional intervention force closed in on the...
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    Politics Why we forced Jammeh out – Buhari – Punch Newspapers

    President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed disappointment that leaders of the Economic Community of West African States had to use ‘strong-arm tactics’ to get former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh out of office. Jammeh, who re-contested Gambia’s presidential election on Dec. 1, 2016, had refused...
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    Politics Buhari Receives Gambian President, Barrow, in Abuja

    The President of Gambia, Adama Barrow, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria as a whole for the support given to his country. President Barrow who arrived Abuja today, the nation’s capital made this known at a brief meeting held with Buhari. Barrow further thanked President...
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    World Gambia: President Adama Barrow's Life Under Threat

    Intelligence report by the Gambian army hints about a possible threat to the life of President Adama Barrow. The threat is allegedly inked to army deserters who are thought to be close to former President Yahya Jammeh who left the country in January following elections that ended his 22 years in...
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    World Yahya Jammeh's Supporters Protest Over Military Presence In His Home

    Supporters of exiled former leader of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh staged protest against ECOMIG military presence and occupying of the ex-president’s home. The Gambia’s Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty in his late night televised statement on Saturday condemned the deadly riot that took place...
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    World Ex-President Yahaya Jammeh in Trouble After Stealing $50m

    Former Gambian President Yahaya Jammeh has landed in trouble after it was discovered that he stole $50m before he left the country in January. The amount was initially suggested to be more than $11m (£8.8m) by Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty then an aide to new President Adam Barrow. But on...
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    World Gambia: Yahya Jammeh's Aide de Camp Dies Of Pneumonia

    Aide de camp to Former Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh, Major Khalifa Bajinka, has been announced dead in the United States. Bajinka died on Monday at a Boston Medical Hospital late Monday. He was said to have lost consciousness amid serious chronic pneumonia, which led to his death. Gambians...
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    World Adama Barrow Appoints Nigerian, 4 Gambians As Supreme Court Justices

    President Adama Barrow of The Gambia has appointed and sworn in six new judges to top courts Monday, with Gambians dominating the list in a country that long relied on foreign justices under the former regime. Chief Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow said the four appointed to the Supreme Court and...
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    World Gambia: I Am Surprised At My Unceremonial Removal – Central Bank Governor

    The former governor of the Central Bank of the Gambia, Amadou Colley has reacted to his unceremonial removal by the government. Colley was sacked on Tuesday by President Adama Barrow after six years in the top job. He was removed together with his deputies Basiru Njai and Oumie Savage-Samba...
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    World Gambia: Corruption Scandal Hits Adama Barrow's Government

    The new government in The Gambia led by President Adama Barrow has been accused of condoning and benefiting from the illegal collection of stolen monies from Gamtel’s international gateway, through the exorbitant international call termination fees imposed on callers by greedy phone carriers...
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    World Gambia Conducts First Parliamentary Election After Yahya Jammeh's Exit

    Gambians have begun voting for members of their one-chamber parliament in the the first polls since Yahya Jammeh left power after more than 22 years. Under Mr Jammeh, the National Assembly was frequently ignored as the president enacted executive decrees without consultation. Expectations...