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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 […]

Fatoumata Tambajang is Acting Vice President
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Fatoumata Tambajang is Acting Vice President

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow says Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang is Minister for Women’s Affairs overseeing the Office of the Vice President. It means the Gambia is without a vice president who would take over if anything happens to Mr. Barrow. The maneuver means the country’s Speaker of the House, Abdoulie Bojang, appointed […]