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Gambia announces state of emergency, curfew over COVID-19

The Gambia Government has announced a 21-day state emergency effective from today, over the explosion in COVID-19 cases. A 10pm-5am curfew also begins from today.

COVID-19 guts government of The Gambia

Three cabinet ministers in Gambia have tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency said, an indication the virus is ripping though the corridors of power

The Gambia confirms first coronavirus death, a Bangladeshi

The Gambia has confirmed its first death related to COVID-19, the country's health minister Amadou Samateh said Sunday.

Coronavirus: Foreign travels suspended for officials

To prevent coronavirus from entering The Gambia, government has announced the suspension of all the overseas travels of the public officials with immediate effect.

Gambia jails 8 coup plotters

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.

Africa is happy with peace, stability in The Gambia – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the successful transition in the Republic of The Gambia, and the ongoing peace process in that country gives greater hope of harmonious co-existence and development on the African continent.

ECOWAS extends military mission in The Gambia by 1 year

West African troops have extended their military mission in Gambia by one year after entering the country in January to force out longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, regional bloc ECOWAS said on Monday.

Nigeria, Gambia recognised for banning female genital mutilation

The UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) says Nigeria and The Gambia are among the countries that have outlawed the harmful practice of female...

Adama Barrow returns to The Gambia tomorrow

President Adama Barrow has said he would return to The Gambia on Monday.Barrow confirmed this on his twitter handle, @adama_barrow, on Sunday.He said: “I...

Gambia: Barrow promises transparent, all-inclusive government

The Gambian President, Adama Barrow, on Saturday, promised the citizens of his readiness to operate transparent and all-inclusive administration.Barrow said this while addressing newsmen...

West African leaders give Jammeh last chance to step down

West African leaders on Friday said they would travel once again to The Gambia in a last-minute effort to convince election loser Yahya Jammeh...

Nigerian Airforce Commodore is head of ECOWAS troops in Gambia

A Nigerian, Air Commodore Tajudeen Yusuf is the head of the ECOWAS troops in The Gambia.The Nigerian troops arrived Dakar, the capital of...

ECOWAS troops give Jammeh last chance to surrender or…

Troops from West African states halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country’s new president, Adama Barrow, on Thursday so regional leaders...

Jammeh flees as West African troops enter Gambia

The whereabouts of former president Yahya Jammeh is unknown as military forces of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) crossed from Senegal...

Adama Barrow sworn in as President of The Gambia

Adama Barrow has been sworn in as the Gambian president in neighbouring Senegal as incumbent Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave office.The swearing in ceremony...

Barrow to be sworn in today in Senegal as Jammeh stays put

The man who won The Gambia's disputed election says he will be sworn in as president at the country's embassy in neighbouring Senegal.The message,...

Just In: Gambian soldiers withdraw as ECOWAS troops await signal to unseat Jammeh

Troops from Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali and Togo are at the borders of Senegal, waiting for a green light to intervene and unseat Yahya...

The Gambia: Jammeh refuses to leave after deadline passes

A last minute attempt to convince Yahya Jammeh to give up his role as Gambian president before Wednesday’s midnight deadline failed, according to sources...

Ghana deploys 205 soldiers to The Gambia

The Ghanaian government has deployed 205 soldiers to The Gambia to implement ECOWAS directive on the swearing of Adama Barrow as president today.ECOWAS leaders...

Thousands flee The Gambia as ECOWAS deadline expires

Gambians and tourists were leaving Gambia in droves as the deadline set by ECOWAS leaders for President Yahya Jammeh to quit power expires.Bus parks...

Breaking: Nigerian troops arrive Senegal to instal Adama Barrow

Senegalese troops amassed at the border with Gambia as the clock ticked down on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s time in office and with the...

Before the gamble in The Gambia: Memo to Buhari

Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run the sword is...

West African leaders set four-day deadline to resolve Gambia crisis

West African leaders meeting at a Franco-African summit in the Malian capital Bamako on Saturday set Jan. 19 as a deadline to solve the...

The Gambia: ECOWAS to take all necessary actions

United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) says ECOWAS has decided to take all necessary actions to enforce the results of...

The Gambia: AU ‘ll not recognize Jammeh as president from 19 Jan

The African Union will stop recognising Yahya Jammeh as The Gambia's president from 19 January, when his term expires, its peace and Security Council...

Nigerian Army denies planning to attack The Gambia

The Nigerian Army has denied an online report that it is planning to attack The Gambia, in order to remove the country’s President Yaya...

The Gambia: Nigeria on standby to evacuate citizens

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has disclosed that the Federal Government of Nigeria is...

The Gambia: President Buhari, other West African leaders in closed door meeting

Some West African leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja met behind closed door to discuss the political impasse in The Gambia.The...

US warns citizens against visiting Gambia

The United States has warned its citizens against visiting the tourist destination of Gambia.It told those there to consider leaving the country, citing the...

Gambia: Senegal ready to lead military onslaught against Jammeh

Senegal’s soldiers have been put on alert to intervene in The Gambia if President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down next month.Mr Jammeh initially...

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