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More than 2,500 tourists leaving Gambia
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More than 2,500 tourists leaving Gambia

With the potential for military intervention and civil disturbance being high, more than 2,500 Brits holidaying in the Gambia would be flown out. Thomas Cook and The Gambia Experience, travel companies that flies tourists to the Gambia said it will activate an emergency plan with additional flights to evacuate tourists […]

Barrow could be sworn-in at a Gambian embassy
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Barrow could be sworn-in at a Gambian embassy

President-elect Adama Barrow says he would be sworn-in on Gambian soil but may be forced to take the oath of office in a Gambian Embassy and have an official ceremony after President Yahya Jammeh is flushed out. Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said it might be “impractical” for Mr. Barrow […]

Ministers for health, tourism, environment abandon ship
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Ministers for health, tourism, environment abandon ship

Gambia’s ministers for health and social welfare, tourism and culture and environment and water resources have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh’s government in protest of his refusal to peacefully hand over executive power. Their resignations of Health Minister Omar Sey, Tourism Minister Benjamin Roberts, and Environment Minister Pa Ousman Jarju […]

Arbitrary arrest of pro-democracy campaigners rise
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Arbitrary arrest of pro-democracy campaigners rise

Gambian authorities are arresting grassroots campaigners pressuring President Yahya Jammeh to cede power as the situation in the country worsens. In Banjul, Ousman Ndow and Mustapha Joof were among a handful of people arrested by secret agents from the National Intelligence Agency days after President Jammeh put a moratorium on […]

Jammeh pleads with ECOWAS to send judges
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Jammeh pleads with ECOWAS to send judges

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has pleaded with ECOWAS Chair and Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to facilitate the appointment of justices to the country’s Supreme Court to hear an injunction that would bar President-elect Adama Barrow from being sworn-in. Jammeh is refusing to step down after losing last month’s polls […]