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But when we were challenging Yahya Jammeh, the same people speaking out today, they were in the Gambia. When Yahya Jammeh refused to step down; when he refused to accept the outcome of the elections; when he rejected the electoral results; on that day, myself and the commission members ...
Over a period of twenty-two years numerous Gambians indeed suffered gravely under the regime of Yahya Jammeh. Some even paid the ultimate price with their life; and, more particularly, when Solo Sandeng and others took to the streets on the 14thday of April, 2016 to stand up for justice and fair play, ...

The president's remarks have confirmed information minister Demba Ali Jawo's earlier promise to overhaul the draconian laws imposed during more than two decades of dictatorship and terror under President Yahya Jammeh, who was finally removed in January 2017. And they confirm that a new era for ...
Gambian President Adama Barrow says he wants to abolish the death penalty in his country. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP. Gambian President Adama Barrow has announced a suspension of the death penalty in his country, in a break from the former regime of the dictator Yahya Jammeh. Barrow ...
Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh has chosen anti-LGBT vitriol as a political scapegoat, argues a U.S. author who lived in The Gambia as a law professor at the University of The Gambia in 2010-2011. (LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender; Q for questioning when one is not sure of ...
During his 23-year rule, Yahya Jammeh, who fled Gambia a year ago after regional militaries launched an operation to remove him, repeatedly clashed with British authorities over criticisms of his government's human rights record. He withdrew Gambia from the grouping, which includes Britain and most of ...

Our reporter has been reliably informed that the well that is situated inside the former president's compound has been existing there for decades. "The well was built by Yahya Jammeh's grandfather. In fact people used to drink the water from the well. Even when Jammeh was constructing the mansion, ...
The two were based in Equatorial Guinea with Yahya Jammeh since the dictator fled the country into exile last year. The list is already distributed to various border posts, security installations, and entry points around the country in a bid to improve alertness of the system that exists. It comprises names of 17 ...
President Adama Barrow has launched a National Development Plan (NDP) for The Gambia. The document is the first such after the ouster of long serving leader, Yahya Jammeh. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. According to the president: "The goal of the NDP is to deliver good governance and ...
A year after the fall of The Gambia's former ruler Yahya Jammeh, freedom of expression and the press is beginning to return to the country. The small West African country, surrounded by Senegal, saw the end of Jammeh's 22-year rule last year. Under Jammeh, media and dissent were often stifled.
Two military allies of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh returned to the country because of strained relations with their former boss. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The two fled with Jammeh to Equatorial Guinea in January 2017. They sneaked back into The Gambia in January 2018 and ...
Campaigners said the arrest was a worrying echo of restrictions on freedom of speech under the former regime of Yahya Jammeh, who was forced to leave the West African country for exile in Equatorial Guinea a year ago. The new government has repeatedly promised to protect human rights, including ...
Barrow took power a year ago after a political showdown that saw longtime dictator Yahya Jammeh fly into exile following a surprise election loss. The new president said his administration now must persuade Gambia's population of less than 2 million to have enough trust in the future to stay home and not ...
It is necessary to protect [Yahya Jammeh], he must be respected as a former head of state in Africa, because it is a guarantee that the other heads of state who must leave power will not be afraid of the harassment they may suffer later," said Obiang. In the meantime, President Barrow of The Gambia said in ...
Banjul - Gambian police on Monday lifted a ban on political activities provoked by violent clashes allegedly between supporters of President Adama Barrow and those of former leader Yahya Jammeh. The ban, put in place on January 11, had suspended permission for rallies and other public political ...
It is necessary to protect [Yahya Jammeh], he must be respected as a former head of state in Africa, because it is a guarantee that the other heads of state who must leave power will not be afraid of the harassment they may suffer later," said Obiang. In the meantime, President Barrow of The Gambia said in ...
As the first person in The Gambia to publicly declare himself HIV-positive, Lamin Ceesay thought he was doing the right thing. It was back in 2000, when many people were still ignorant about HIV, and when HIV-positive people had to cope with stigma and prejudice on top of everything else. On World Aids ...

The president of Equatorial Guinea has pledged to protect the former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who is living in exile in the tiny central African country. Jammeh left the Gambia with his family, trusted military officers and a fleet of luxury cars last year after a prolonged political crisis that followed his ...
Gambia's ex-president Yahya Jammeh forced him to drink herbal concoctions morning and night for seven months until he was declared cured - but, he was in reality, near death. Jammeh, whose 22-year rule over the tiny West African state was marked by accusations of human rights abuses, fled into exile ...
The president of the Gambia has said he wants to extradite and prosecute his predecessor Yahya Jammeh, who is living in exile in Equatorial Guinea, if a national inquiry looking at human rights abuses recommends it. Adama Barrow, whose election in December 2016 prompted a national outpouring of ...
9,000 victims of Yahya Jammeh's fake AIDS treatment cry out. On January 25, 2018 12:49 pmIn Just Human, News by adekunleComments. President Yahya Jammeh had found a cure for AIDS. That was the news that reached Ousman Sowe, the head of a Gambian AIDS support network, one day in 2007. He was overjoyed ...
Gambia's ex-president Yahya Jammeh forced him to drink herbal concoctions morning and night for seven months until he was declared cured - but in reality, near death. Jammeh, whose 22-year rule over the tiny West African country was marked by accusations of human rights abuses, fled into exile last ...
Banjul - Military authorities in Gambia arrested two of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh's generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over the weekend, the army said in a statement on Monday. Gambia's current President Adama Barrow was sworn in a year ago as a West African regional ...
The Gambia's former leader, Yahya Jammeh, who left the country a year ago after two decades in power, has been accused of many crimes. But one of the strangest was forcing thousands of people with HIV to undergo treatment with a concoction of herbs he had invented himself. An unknown number died ...
Ayeshah was just 14 when her father went missing in 2005, never to be seen again. He was a relative of Gambian autocrat Yahya Jammeh, but he had made the fatal mistake of telling the president "what he was doing to people was wrong," Ayeshah told IRIN. When her aunt tried to search for her brother, ...
The Gambia's former leader, Yahya Jammeh, who left the country a year ago after two decades in power, has been accused of many crimes. But one of the strangest was forcing thousands of people with HIV to undergo treatment with a concoction of herbs he had invented himself. An unknown number died ...
One year after Yahya Jammeh left for exile in Equatorial Guinea with 22 years of iron fist rule, Gambians breathed the air of freedom once again. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. But the socio-economic situation remains President Adama Barrow's real challenge. "Food prices are the same, ...
Exactly a year ago today, many Gambians and the West African regional body ECOWAS heaved a sigh of relief when Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled for over two decades, agreed to step down and leave the country into exile in Equatorial Guinea. The move came after days of negotiations ...
Banjul, Gambia - A year ago, Gambians wept for joy as Yahya Jammeh went into exile, bringing the curtain down on a brutal 22-year rule. Today, many say freedom of speech in this small west African state is a right they cherish under President Adama Barrow's administration. "There is a democracy, ...
There was a wave of panic and uncertainty following former president Yahya Jammeh's stubborn refusal to relinquish power to Barrow. The country's electoral commission announced Mr. Barrow as winner on December 2, which was first accepted by Mr. Jammeh until he made a telephone call to ...
Banjul - A year ago, Gambians wept for joy as Yahya Jammeh went into exile, bringing the curtain down on a brutal 22-year rule. Today, many say freedom of speech in this small west African state is a right they cherish under President Adama Barrow's administration. "There is a democracy, everybody ...
The African dictator who gave sanctuary to Gambian tyrant Yahya Jammeh last year has hinted that he may eventually be willing to hand him over to face trial for human rights abuses. Teodoro Obiang, the long-running president of Equatorial Guinea, took in Mr Jammeh last January after the Gambian ...
President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had to use "strong-arm tactics" to get former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh out of office. Jammeh, who re-contested Gambia's presidential election on December 1, 2016, had ...
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed disappointment that leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had to use `strong-arm tactics' to get former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh out of office. Jammeh, who re-contested Gambia's presidential election on Dec. 1, 2016 ...
Gambia's central bank will as from February 2018 begin phasing out a particular type of its currency - the dalasi - which has the head of former leader Yahya Jammeh on it. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The Central Bank of The Gambia had in November 2017 said it was going to revert to the ...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja expressed disappointment that he and other leaders of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, had to use strong-arm tactics to get Yahya Jammeh, the former Gambian president out of office after failing to win re-election. "We had to ...
In January 2007, Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh claimed he found a cure for HIV/AIDS and asthma with natural herbs. He later opened a treatment centre and patients were advised to cease taking their anti-retroviral drugs. Despite concerns by the World Health Organisation and the United ...
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed disappointment that leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had to use `strong-arm tactics' to get former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh out of office. Jammeh, who re-contested Gambia's presidential election on Dec. 1, 2016 ...
The Gambia has suspended permission for rallies and other public political events after clashes allegedly between supporters of President Adama Barrow and those of the former regime of Yahya Jammeh. Adama Barrow and Yahya Jammeh. Gambian police said in a statement issued late Thursday that ...
Mr. Njie, who was one-time former President Yahya Jammeh's nominated National Assembly member and later his communications minister, said they were on their lawful mission on when they were attacked by an angry mob at Busumbala. The APRC party is currently on a nationwide rally which took ...
"We said we don't want Yahya Jammeh. We said Yahya Jammeh is not good; and we also accused him of killing and that he is also a thief. But we have seen thefts and killers here in this country," she said. "What is confusing me is the fact that those that planned December 30th attack are the people coming ...
DEEP inside the headquarters of the National intelligence Agency of the Gambia is a dark and airless dungeon barely big enough for one person. Infested by mosquitoes and reeking of urine, the notorious bambadinka (crocodile hole) was dreaded by opponents of Yahya Jammeh, the Gambia's president ...
Former President John Dramani Mahama has said ECOWAS included him in the mediation team to settle The Gambia's election dispute in 2017 because he conceded defeat in Ghana's 2016 elections, and, could, therefore, serve as an example to then-leader Yahya Jammeh. Mr Mahama, however ...
A Gambian-Swedish MP, Momodou Malcom Jallow has assured his support to the victims victimized by former President Yahya Jammeh and the Victim Center in the country; that on his return to Sweden, he will strive to facilitate any form of support to the Victim Center and victims of ex-president Jammeh; ...
I don't know why Mariam Yahya Jammeh Account was openedSays former Trust Bank MD ... The former Managing Director (MD),Trust Bank Gambia Ltd, Pa Makumba Njie, yesterday told the Janneh Commission that he did not know why Mariam Yahya Jammeh Account was opened. Mr. Njie said he ...
Another academic fraudster was the former President Yahya Jammeh and Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy "Dr." Yahya Jammeh & Isatou Njie Saidy, whose "doctorate" was a honoris causa. They are therefore not entitled to use the prefix "Dr." before their names. President Robert Mugabe, yes, the iron man ...
The party of Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh, the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) is protesting against a planned sale of cattle belonging to the exiled leader. The sale has, however, been postponed. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. APRC spokesperson ...
"I have a bigger task then [under] Yahya Jammeh, the task like giving people civic education and awareness, social responsibility, of keeping the government accountable, to fighting tribalism, because there is tribalism in Gambia, which can lead to xenophobia," said Ace. The musician calls on Gambians to ...
The Gambia celebrated a democratic transition in January 2017 when erstwhile leader Yahya Jammeh left the country after a failed attempt to annul elections of December 2017. He is currently living in Equatorial Guinea. Jammeh's vice president for two decades (between 1997 and 2017) was a woman in ...
Yahya Jammeh, who ruled Gambia from 1994 to 2017, claimed he could cure people of HIV with his bare hands. The probability of such faith-healing working is zero. Today the law is trying to lay hands on Mr Jammeh. At first glance, the chance of it succeeding is only slightly higher. In January 2017, two ...


 

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