News - Gambia

26 Nigerian Women Drown In Mediterranean

1 month ago /
Nation 

Italian prosecutors are investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women - most of them teenagers - whose bodies were recovered at sea. There are suspicions that they may have been sexually abused and murdered as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean. Five migrants are being questioned in the southern port of Salerno. A...

Dokpesi Continues Consultative Visits

1 month ago /
Politics 

Former National Chairman of the Peoples  Democratic Party (PDP) Bamaga Tukur has lamented the current plight of nigerians across the country. The former PDP chairman who was speaking when he received one of the PDP chairmanship aspirants Raymond Dokpesi in Abuja said only true democratic process can save the country's situations. His...

606 Immigrants Rescued Off Libya Coast

1 month ago /
Nation 

A rescue ship has docked in Sicily with 606 migrants picked up in less than two days off the Libyan coast. They are from about 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Aid group, save our souls, SOS, on the Mediterranean Sea says they include 241 children and 11 pregnant...

President Buhari Thanks UN For Support Against Boko Haram

2 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, urged the world to strive for peace and decent living for all people. Buhari, who delivered Nigeria’s National Statement, lauded the international community’s support against Boko Haram and for providing support to address the huge...

President Buhari Challenge The UN To Initiate Direct Engagement With North Korea

2 months ago /
International News  Nation 

President Muhammad Buhari has identified the conflict in the Korean peninsula as the single major threat to world peace The Nigerian leader said this during his address to the seventy second general assembly of the united nations in New York President Buhari therefore challenged the un to initiate direct engagement with north...

President Buhari Expresses Hope That He Would Return Soon

4 months ago /
Nation 

Recuperating Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari as praised Nigerian television houses in particular and the media in general for keeping him abreast of events in Nigeria. Buhari gave the media a pat on the back when he received his media team at the Nigerian house in London on Saturday. The president who has...

Gambia Revokes Former President Yahya Jammeh’s Diplomatic Passport

4 months ago /
International News 

The Gambia’s government has revoked diplomatic passports of Yahya Jammeh and his family members. Reports indicate that 207 people have had their diplomatic passports revoked with immediate effect, including Jammeh’s wife, children and other relatives. This latest development comes almost a week after reports about the presence of Gambia’s former first...

Air Force Denies Involvement In Alleged Coup Plans

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has described as mischievous, the report of its involvement in the planning of a purported coup d’état to take over the reins of government. The Air Force said it considers it most ridiculous that anyone could still be fixated on the possibility of effecting a change...

Cameroonian, Songwe Becomes First Female Head Of UN Economic Community For Africa

8 months ago /
International News 

Cameroonian economist and banking executive Vera Songwe has been appointed the new Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission on Africa (ECA). Dr. Songwe beat more than 70 candidates to clinch the post which was held by Dr. Carlos Lopes who stepped down from the organisation in September last year. ECA is one of...

South Africa Revokes ICC Withdrawal Plan

9 months ago /
International News 

South Africa has revoked its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, citing in a letter submitted to the United Nations a recent court ruling that declared the withdrawal “unconstitutional and invalid.” It was not clear, however, if the statement on Tuesday meant that South Africa had permanently abandoned intentions of leaving...

Gambia Removes Age Limit For President And Vice President

9 months ago /
International News 

The Gambia’s National Assembly Tuesday unanimously voted in favour of a government resolution removing the constitutional age limit for the offices of President and Vice President. The bill which was introduced by the new coalition government, will pave the way for the appointment of Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang as the country’s vice president. Ms...

President Adama Barrow Vow To Investigate Cases Of Missing People

9 months ago /
International News 

The father of a Gambian youngster, who disappeared under exiled former leader Yahya Jammeh, has been telling AFP news agency that he has lost hope of ever seeing his son again. Sarjo Manneh rejoiced when Mr Jammeh finally relented under international pressure and gave up power last month. However, unlike others who...

Gambian President 'Appoints New Chief Justice'

10 months ago /
International News 

President Adama Barrow has appointed a Gambian lawyer and former UN prosecutor as chief justice of the country's supreme court, ending a series of controversial foreign appointments to the position by exiled former leader Yahya Jammeh, AFP news agency reports.  Hassan Bubacar Jallow has served in the appeals chamber of the...

Gambia Reverses Move To Withdraw From ICC

10 months ago /

The Gambia has officially begun moves to revoke its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, the government has said. The move comes after new President Adama Barrow had promised to abandon the process started by his predecessor Yahya Jammeh last year to remove The Gambia from the Rome Statute. According to a...

Gambia's President Scraps Yayha Jammeh's Four-Day Week

10 months ago /
International News 

The Gambia's new president has scrapped the four-day week introduced by his predecessor Yahya Jammeh. In a statement Adama Barrow said that public sector employees would now have to work a half-day on Fridays too. Four years ago, Mr Jammeh had said the country's mainly Muslim population should use Fridays to pray,...

African Union Backs Plan For ICC Withdrawal

10 months ago /
International News 

The African Union has backed a plan to push for a collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which many countries on the continent believe unfairly targets them. But the decision, taken by African leaders during a closed door session at the recent African Union Summit in Ethiopia, is not...

West African Forces Arrest Gambian Army General

10 months ago /
International News 

West African forces have arrested a senior Gambian army general and have seized weapons from the private residence of exiled former ruler Yahya Jammeh, force commander Francois Ndiaye has said.  General Bora Colley, the head of an elite commando unit, had been arrested in neighbouring Senegal, he said, without giving details.  Regional...

ICC: Withdrawal Of AU Nations Stalled

10 months ago /
International News 

The plan by members of African Union (AU) to collectively withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) may suffer a setback as Nigeria and some other countries objected the proposal. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in...

Gambia's new President Adama Barrow to return home

10 months ago /
International News 

Gambia's new President, Adama Barrow, says he will return to the country on Thursday to assume power - days after his predecessor left. Mr Barrow, who has been staying in neighbouring Senegal, won elections in December. However a handover was stalled when Gambia's president of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, refused to step...

Adama Barrow Returns To Gambia Thursday

10 months ago /
International News 

President Adama Barrow will return to Banjul on Thursday. A tweet by Halifa Sallah, his aide, says that the new Gambian President is expected in Banjul by 4pm. The tweet appears to have settled questions on when the real-estate baron turned politician will assume state functions, after the departure of his...


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