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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh leaves a polling station with his wife Zineb during the presidential election in Banjul, Gambia, December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
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Exiled Gambian leader stole D2B from pensioners

Gambia’s ousted President Yahya Jammeh stole D2 billion ($50 million) from pensioners fund through the social security administration, authorities in the impoverished nation said. “The Jammeh APRC administration has dipped its long arm into the worker’s pension funds through rampant executive directives to the management of SSHFC,” Finance Minister Amadou […]

Gambia’s press set to win unprecedented freedom
National

Gambia’s press set to win unprecedented freedom

The Gambia’s press is set to win unprecedented freedom when its new government overhauls the constitution of former leader Yahya Jammeh. As the West African nation enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow and Attorney General Aboubacarr Tambadou reiterated their commitment to ending human rights abuses in the […]

Gambia’s economy struggling with D48.3B debt
Economy

Gambia’s economy struggling with D48.3B debt

Gambia’s debt stands at D48.3 billion ($1.09 billion) greater than the country’s GDP of $903.5 million, the country’s Finance Minister Amadou Sanneh said. The total amount of debt held by Gambians climbed in 2016 by the most in a decade driven by broad unserviceable international and high domestic borrowings. The […]