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New govt: Former President Jammeh can return to Gambia
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New govt: Former President Jammeh can return to Gambia

Gambia’s exiled ruler President Yahya Jammeh can return to the West African nation, says Halifa Sallah, spokesperson for the country’s new President Adama Barrow. President Jammeh boarded an unmarked plane to Guinea then to Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea where he would be living. Jammeh was forced to cede […]

Soldier at Farafenni barracks disarmed
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Soldier at Farafenni barracks disarmed

ECOMIG forces in The Gambia have disarmed soldiers at a barracks in northeastern Gambia after the departure of the country’s longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh. The forces are on a security sweep to ensure the safety of the country’s new President Adama Barrow, who is expected to arrive in the capital, […]

President Barrow rejected the Jammehxit deal
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President Barrow rejected the Jammehxit deal

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow rejected ‘outright’ an agreement brokered by two West African leaders for President Yahya Jammeh to leave. “There was no deal signed. What is being circulated was a draft jointly prepared by Guinea Conakry and Mauritania,” said Mai Ahmad Fatty, an aide to the president “President Barrow […]

Barrow promises truth commission over Jammeh abuses
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Barrow promises truth commission over Jammeh abuses

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has pledged to set up a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate crimes against the state and human rights abuses. Human rights campaigners want former President Yahya Jammeh’s and his administration to be held liable for tortures, enforced detentions, and extrajudicial executions of activists, political opponents, […]