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Volleyball: Gambia Excited To Feature At U-19 Boys African Nations Championship

By Joel Ajayi  The Head Coach of Gambia U19 Boys volleyball team, Amadou Jarju has expressed happiness over the country’s debut appearance in the underage tournament. Jarju told CAVB media that it is a dream come true for the young

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Ex-Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh, Family Banned From Entering U.S.

The US State Department has banned the former president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, and his immediate family members from entering the United States. It said he was being barred because of his involvement in corruption. Mr Jammeh went into

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Gambia Begins Sales Of Ex-President Jammeh’s Luxurious Properties To Pay Debt

The Gambia is selling several planes and a fleet of luxury cars bought by former president Yahya Jammeh as it seeks to reduce a mountain of the crippling debt contracted during the authoritarian leader’s decades-long rule. Jammeh, who seized power

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“Photos of luxury vehicles acquired by Jammeh in his final days”

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the country’s state coffers and shipping luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said on

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Jubilation in Gambia as Jammeh leaves for Guinea

There was jubilation in Banjul, the capital city of The Gambia on Saturday, after the embattled ex-President of the country, Yahya Jammeh, made a broadcast on the state-owned Gambian Radio and Television Service that he had relinquished power.  A video

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Jammeh leaves Banjul today, ECOWAS forces await briefing

Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh will now leave Banjul on Saturday with President Alpha Conde of Guinea, to begin a new life in exile. This followed Friday’s final peace move by Conde and Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. The

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Gambians celebrating inauguration of Adama Barrow

Gambians took to the streets in their dozens to celebrate the swearing-in of President Adama Barrow on television live from Senegal, even as African troops approached. Young men shouted and sang while hanging out of cars, as children danced with

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Ghana deploys 205 troops to Gambia

Ghana’s new president, Nana Akufo-Addo has approved and authorized the deployment of a combat team of 205 troops to Gambia to enforce the result of the Gambia’s disputed election. Revealed in a statement released on Wednesday, the objective is to

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Adama Barrow sworn in as The Gambia president

Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow took the oath of office in the country’s embassy in Senegal on Thursday. Barrow was sworn in days after seeking shelter in Dakar with incumbent Yahya Jammeh still refusing to stand down after losing a

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Gambia’s parliament extends Jammeh’s tenure

The Gambian parliament on Wednesday extended the tenure of embattled President, Yahya Jammeh, by 90 days, according to the BBC. The news comes a day after Jammeh declared a state of emergency in the country, amid mounting pressure on him

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