Author: Sam Phatey

Serekunda, GAMBIA:  Gambia's President and leader of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction party, Yahya Jammeh, speaks with his wife Zineb during a presidential campaign meeting 20 September 2006 in Serekunda. Gambians go to the polls 22 September 2006 in a presidential vote expected to give incumbent Yahya Jammeh a third term as head of this tiny West African state, in the face of a weak opposition. AFP PHOTO SEYLLOU  (Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)
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Gambia freezes ex-president Jammeh’s assets

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh’s assets have been frozen by authorities in the West African nation four months after his uncolorful ouster. Gambia’s Attorney General Aboubacarr Baa Tambadou announced on Monday that a court order has been obtained by the Justice Department freezing all known assets of the former Gambian leader. […]

Gambia’s APRC party lost half of its members
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Gambia’s APRC party lost half of its members

Gambia’s main opposition APRC party has lost more than half of its members in key constituencies across the country, especially in the West Coast Region, according to party officials. The APRC held a meeting in Kanilai, former President Yahya Jammeh’s home village to celebrate his birthday ahead of the Muslim […]

Gambians protest against Chinese fishing firms
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Gambians protest against Chinese fishing firms

Activists and villagers in Gambia’s coastal town of Kartong have taken to streets to protest against the building of a fishmeal plant and the “illegal” activities of Chinese fishing firms polluting the environment. Tens of people marched on the streets on the southwestern Gambian town, 41 miles from the capital, […]