Author: Sam Phatey

President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia leaves a polling station in the capital, Banjul on Dec. 1, 2016
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Gambia’s military police arrest Jammeh’s hit squad

At least six members of Gambia’s former paramilitary unit, Jungulars, who are accused of covertly killing and torturing his perceived enemies were arrested by military police, sources close to the military chief said. Jungulars were only answerable to former President Yahya Jammeh to do this sordid work on his behalf […]

Gambia fires chief prison warden David Colley
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Gambia fires chief prison warden David Colley

The State House has fired the Director General of the Gambia’s prison system, who denied that torture was prevalent in detention centers scattered around the country. David Colley was replaced Friday by after campaign against his firing and arrest intensified. He was replaced by Commissioner Ansumana Manneh. Gambian authorities, including […]

IMF, Barrow discuss Gambia’s economic challenges
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IMF, Barrow discuss Gambia’s economic challenges

The International Monetary Fund held discussions with the Gambia’s President Adama Barrow on the challenges facing the Gambia’s economy. Barrow, 51, inherited a heavily indebted nation from the former President Yahya Jammeh, who has been accused of embezzling more than a billion dollars, leaving the economy very clouded. A team […]