Politics

Barrow faces dissent over appointment of Jammeh’s House Speaker
Politics

Barrow faces dissent over appointment of Jammeh’s House Speaker

Pro-democracy activists are opposing the Barrow administration for appointing the West African nation’s former parliament speaker, Abdoulie Bojang as Ambassador to South Africa. Bojang’s appointment sparked fury amongst many, including Barrow’s supporters, who are calling on the Africa’s newest ruler to rescind the decision. Activists are accusing former Speaker Bojang […]

Gambia’s APRC party lost half of its members
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Gambia’s APRC party lost half of its members

Gambia’s main opposition APRC party has lost more than half of its members in key constituencies across the country, especially in the West Coast Region, according to party officials. The APRC held a meeting in Kanilai, former President Yahya Jammeh’s home village to celebrate his birthday ahead of the Muslim […]

Gambia charges 8 opposition supporters
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Gambia charges 8 opposition supporters

Gambian authorities have arrested and charged eight supporters of the country’s former autocratic ruler, Yahya Jammeh, according to a senior opposition member. Among those arrested and charged included a former supporter and local council member for the UDP, Ousman Rambo Jatta. According to a criminal complaint seen by SMBC, Jatta […]