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Amadou Samba disowns Jammeh as his partner
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Amadou Samba disowns Jammeh as his partner

Gambian business tycoon Amadou Samba has denied reports that Gambia’s outgoing President Yahya Jammeh is his business partner. According to The Gambia’s former foreign minister and economist Sidi Sanneh, Mr. Samba said he managed Jammeh instead. “I managed him [referring to Yaya Jammeh], I was never a business partner of […]

Barrow reaches out to Diaspora
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Barrow reaches out to Diaspora

President-elect Adama Barrow has invited Gambians in the diaspora to return home after he takes office to help in developing the country. Many of the country’s wealthiest and intellectuals live outside the country and the incoming government wants them to start businesses back home. “All Gambians in all walks of […]

#GambiaHasDecided billboards spring up around town
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#GambiaHasDecided billboards spring up around town

The #GambiaHasDecided is not only trending among its citizens on social media, billboards are springing up in key cities across the country reading the hashtag with an additional message that its people have chosen democracy. Musicians who have long disavowed themselves from politics are even making songs about the hashtag. […]

Gambia’s lawyers demand Chief Justice resigns
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Gambia’s lawyers demand Chief Justice resigns

Gambian lawyers are demanding the resignation of country’s Nigerian Chief Justice Emmanuel Fagbenle for misconduct and abuse of office. Mr. Fagbenle was seen participating in the defeated ruling party’s President Yahya Jammeh’s campaign and the bar association said he was seen “waving and dancing in support of the incumbent candidate” […]

Barrow to reduce the powers of the president
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Barrow to reduce the powers of the president

Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow will be seeking to reduce the powers of the president to guarantee separation of power, especially independence of the judiciary. President-elect Barrow told reporters he wants to put laws in place to protect the judiciary from executive interference. “We want a free and independent judiciary whereby […]