Gambia

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11th Apr, 2017Petroleum 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 […] more ->

10th Apr, 2017Opposition 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 […] more ->

6th Apr, 2017Gambia 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 […] more ->

23rd Feb, 2017President 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 […] more ->

2nd Feb, 2017President 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. […] more ->

20th Jan, 2017Adama 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 […] more ->

18th Jan, 2017Four 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, […] more ->

10th Jan, 2017Communications 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 […] more ->

2nd Dec, 2016Adama 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 […] more ->

1st Dec, 2016Gambians 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 […] more ->