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Petroleum and Energy Minister appointed

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia has continued his appointment of ministers. Yesterday he appointed Fafa Sanyang as his new Minister of Petroleum and Energy. The process of appointing ministers […]

Opposition win majority of seats in General Election

President Adama Barrow’s former party, the United Democratic Party (UDP), took the majority of seats in last Thursday’s general election. Barrow had resigned from the UDP to stand as an […]

Gambia elects a new National Assembly

Gambians go to the polls today to elect a new National Assembly just over five months after they elected Adama Barrow as their new President after 23 years of rule […]

Parliamentary 2017

An election to the National Assembly has been announced for 6 April 2017. Results will be published here.

President Adama Barrow announces more ministerial appointments

President Adama Barrow is continuing with the appointment of his Cabinet. Six more ministers were appointed yesterday. That should leave two vacancies to fill; Petroleum and Energy. The latest appointments […]

President Adama Barrow presents ten new Ministers

President Adama Barrow has started to form his new government and yesterday ten ministers were sworn into office. They include people who had been imprisoned by former president, Yahya Jammeh. […]

Adama Barrow sworn in as new President of The Gambia

The Gambia got a new president yesterday when Adama Barrow, the surprise winner of the presidential election in December last year, was sworn in at a ceremony in the Gambian […]

Four ministers leave as crisis deepens

The political crisis in Gambia continues this week as current President Yahya Jammeh refuses to stand down after he was defeated in a presidential election last month. The new President, […]

Communications Minister defects from Jammeh

Gambia’s Minister of Information and Communications, Sheriff Bojang, has announced that he is resigning from his portfolio. In his message sent to Reuters he made it clear that he was […]

Adama Barrow defeats Yahya Jammeh to become new President

Incumbent President Yahya Jammeh has lost the presidential election and conceded defeat to his main rival Adama Barrow who will become the country’s new president. After previous elections where the […]

Gambians vote for a President today

A total of 886,578 eligible Gambian voters go to the polls today to elect a president. Incumbent President Yahya Jammeh is expecting to win a fifth term in office, having […]

Presidential 2016

An election has been announced for 1 December 2016. Results will be published here.

Momodou Alieu Bah is named as new Minister of Interior

President Yahya Jammeh has appointed Momodou Alieu Bah as his new Minister of Interior. He replaces Ousman Sonko who had survived in the job for ten years. Momodou Alieu Bah […]

Jammeh sacks Higher Education Minister

President Yahya Jammeh has dismissed his Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Dr. Aboubacar Senghore. Gambia is renowned for having a high turnover of ministers with few staying […]

Departments merged and ministers sacked

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has been busy sacking ministers again. This time he has sacked three ministers as part of a government reorganisation to merge some ministries. Minister of Fisheries […]

President appoints new Minister of Presidential Affairs

President Yahya Jammeh has been sacking and appointing ministers again. This time it was the Minister of Presidential Affairs, Soulayman Samba, who was sacked. He has been replaced by a […]

Gambia IEC announces forthcoming elections

Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has announced the election dates for its next round of elections. The new round will start with a presidential election which will take place on […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with The Gambia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with The Gambia Press Release No. 15/430 September 21, 2015 The Gambia has experienced large balance of payments and fiscal imbalances, caused […]

Agriculture Minister resigns due to poor Health

Gambia’s Minister of Agriculture, Solomon Owens, has tendered his immediate resignation from the government of President Yahya Jammeh. The President’s office said the reason for the resignation was because of […]

Mama Fatima Singhateh back as Justice Minister

President Yahya Jammeh has reappointed Mama Fatima Singhateh as his Attorney General and Minister of Justice. Mama Fatima Singhateh was sacked from the position in February 2014 and replaced by […]

President replaces two more Ministers

State television in Gambia has announced that President Yahya Jammeh has sacked two of his Cabinet ministers. No official reason was given. Dr. Kalilou Bayo, Secretary General, Minister responsible for […]

President makes Ministerial changes

President Yahya Jammeh has made a number of changes to his Cabinet following an attempted coup d’etat last week. He has appointed Sheriff Bojang, a journalist and managing editor of […]