|Gambia: Finance minister says country economy 'completely destroyed'|
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's new finance minister Amadou Sanneh has said that the country's economy was completely destroyed by the government of former President Yahya Jammeh pointing out that gross mismanagement of public funds have been discovered by an ongoing investigation. (...)
Banjul: AfDB confer lender’s engagement in Gambia
An African Development Bank mission, in collaboration with the World Bank Group, visited Banjul, the Gambian capital, from February 1-4, 2017 in order to engage with the new authorities and discuss the modalities of forthcoming Bank engagement. The AfDB team was led by Adalbert Nshimyumuremyi, Acting Resident...
[The African Business Fortune] 20/02/2017
Gambia: Lessons on Democracy From Gambia
[The Conversation Africa] The tensions that followed the historic electoral defeat of Gambia strongman President Yahya Jammeh has been a litmus test for democracy in Africa beyond the tiny west African nation.
“For The Gambia Crisis Resolution, Let’s Give Honor To Whom It’s Due”
Abuja - Representative Edwin Snowe, Jr., one of Liberia’s five representatives to the ECOWAS Parliament, has appealed to his regional colleagues to appropriately recognize the specific roles that other ECOWAS leaders played in the resolution of The Gambian (...)
AfDB undertakes mission to The Gambia for dialogue and portfolio review
— Banjul, The Gambia, February 17, 2017 – An African Development Bank mission, in collaboration with the World Bank Group, visited Banjul, the Gambian capital, from February 1-4, 2017 in order to engage with the new authorities and discuss the… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 18/02/2017
ICC welcomes Gambia’s decision not to withdraw from the ICC Rome Statute
— THE HAGUE, Netherlands, February 17, 2017/ — The President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (www.ICC-CPI.int) H.E. Sidiki Kaba welcomes the decision of the newly-elected Government of the Gambia… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 18/02/2017
West Africa: The Massive Task of Rebuilding the Gambia
[Deutsche Welle] Adama Barrow is going to be officially sworn in as The Gambia's new president on Saturday. The challenges awaiting Yahya Jammeh's successor include restoring an ailing economy and cementing democratic governance.
Gambia: New President Barrow Sworn in, For Second Time
[Deutsche Welle] Thousands watched as President Adama Barrow's public swearing in ceremony was held in the city of Bakau. The occasion ends a months-long political crisis after the country's longtime leader refused to step down.
UN: Kaba welcomes Gambia's return to ICC
The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - Gambia's decision to reverse its withdrawal from the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC), was accepted Friday by the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the agreement, Sidiki Kaba, (...)
US: US envoy for Africa visits Gambia
New York, US (PANA) - The US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ms. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, on Friday began a two-day (17-19 February) official mission to Gambia. Politics
UN: Gambia rescinds ICC withdrawal
New York, US (PANA) - Gambia's Permanent Mission to the UN has submitted to the UN Secretary-General notification of the country’s rescission of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Politics
Gambia: Gambia to Rejoin Commonwealth, ICC
[Deutsche Welle] President Adama Barrow made the announcement during a visit from British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. The move is intended to repair damage done to the country's foriegn relations under former leader Yahya (...)
Gambia: Big Hopes for the New Gambia
[Al Jazeera] The Gambian political crisis appears to be over with President Adama Barrow having taken the reins of power, successfully and peacefully, with the backing and support of ECOWAS. So, what is next for sub-Saharan Africa's newest democracy following 22 years of authoritarian rule by (...)
Gambia: Rights body urges President Barrow to deliver on free expression
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Dakar-based rights body, ARTICLE 19, has said that after 22 years of repression under the leadership of former President Yahya Jammeh, President Adama Barrow must seek to address the structures and culture that have produced human rights violations in the past. (...)
Gambia: EU, ITC launch the Gambia youth empowerment project
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) will officially be launched in Banjul on Thursday, 9 February, according to a statement made available to PANA Sunday by the European Union (EU) delegation office in Banjul. (...)
Gambia: Banjul Hopes to Revive Key Tourism Industry
[Al Jazeera] "It seemed like the entire world was coming to an end," recalls Abdoulie Hydara, director general of The Gambia's tourism board, bringing to memory the country's recent protracted political crisis.
Gambia: Gambia’s aquaculture on path of sustainable development, says AfDB
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) says The Food and Agriculture Sector Development Project (FASDEP) in The Gambia, financed by the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) Trust Funds with implementation supervised by the (...)
Africa: AU Enjoys Brief Moment of Triumph as West Adjusts to Trump
[Monitor] The African Union summit ended this week with two major victories. First was the election of a new chairperson of the AU Assembly, President Alpha Conde of Guinea. President Conde was instrumental in convincing Yahya Jammeh to leave power in The Gambia arranging for his departure (...)