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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. (...)
[Panapress] 21/02/2017

Gambia: Tuesday’s exchange rates for Gambian Dalasi
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Tuesday 's exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi, as issued by the Central Bank of The Gambia. Economy
[Panapress] 21/02/2017

Gambia: President Adama Barrow Orders Release of 171 Prisoners
[Al Jazeera] As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained without trial.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

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: Agriculture minister says country will commercialize agriculture
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian Minister of Agriculture, Omar A. Jallow (OJ), has said that agriculture has to be turned from subsistence and life sustaining to commercialized farming and products exported. Agriculture
[Panapress] 20/02/2017

Gambia: Monday's exchange rates for Gambian Dalasi
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Monday's exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi, as issued by the Central Bank of The Gambia. Economy
[Panapress] 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.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

Gambia: Adama Barrow Sworn in On Home Soil As President
[Al Jazeera] Adama Barrow has been sworn in as president on Gambian soil, marking the end of a tense political standoff with the West African nation's former leader.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

“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 (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 18/02/2017

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) ( 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.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Gambia: President Barrow inaugurated on 52nd Independence anniversary of Gambia
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Newly elected President Adama Barrow on Saturday officially took the oath of office on the Gambian soil as the West African nation celebrated its 52nd independence anniversary. Society
[Panapress] 18/02/2017

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.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Gambia: New President Adama Barrow to Be Officially Inaugurated
[Ghana Star] The new Gambian president Adama Barrow will be formally inaugurated today, February 18, at the Independence Stadium in the capital, Banjul.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Gambia/Senegal: Senegal, Gambia to Play a Friendly Match
[Foroyaa] Hoping to fine-tune their preparations ahead of the CHAN, Gambia's home-based players will today clash with Senegal in a friendly.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

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, (...)
[Panapress] 17/02/2017

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
[Panapress] 17/02/2017

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
[Panapress] 17/02/2017

Africa: Gambia First - The Promises and Dangers of Donors
[African Arguments] On the promises and dangers of the New Gambia's new and improved relationships with donors.
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Gambia: President Barrow appoints former UN prosecutor as chief Justice
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has appointed former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow as the country's Chief Justice. Society
[Panapress] 15/02/2017

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 (...)
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Gambia: British government to support Gambia
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - British Foreign Secretary, Mr. Boris Johnson, says his government will support Gambia in education, security and infrastructure development. Politics
[Panapress] 14/02/2017

United Kingdom: The Commonwealth welcomes Gambia to rejoin association
London, UK (PANA) - The Commonwealth on Tuesday said it welcomes any effort by the newly elected government of The Gambia to re-apply for membership of the organisation. Politics
[Panapress] 14/02/2017

Gambia: EU assures Gambian government its financial, technical support
Banjul,Gambia (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has expressed its full commitment to engage with President Adama Barrow of Gambia and his government as a "privileged partner of The New Gambia." Economy
[Panapress] 10/02/2017

Gambia: Article 19 director calls for prosecution of ex-president Jammeh
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Article 19 director Thomas Hughes has urged the new government in Gambia to take a bold step to make sure former president Yahya Jammeh faces the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his crimes against humanity. (...)
[Panapress] 10/02/2017

Gambia: President Barrow says he inherited a 'virtually bankrupt' economy
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow said on Thursday that his government inherited an economy that is virtually bankrupt and stressed that they would need to rescue it immediately. Economy
[Panapress] 09/02/2017

Gambia: EU, ITC launch job, entrepreneurship initiative for youth in Gambia
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The European Union (EU), the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Government of the Gambia on Thursday have launched a new initiative to support job creation and entrepreneurship for Gambian youth. (...)
[Panapress] 09/02/2017

Gambia: President Barrow extends mandate of ECOMIG by 3 months
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has extended the mandate of the West African States Military Intervention in Gambia (ECOMIG) mission in the country to three months, saying it is subject to renewal.
[Panapress] 09/02/2017

- Hope for The Gambia and Nigerian media under siege
While Gambia gives us one of the most hopeful stories of the year, Nigerian media feel the wrath of authorities: West Africa round-up.
[IFEX] 08/02/2017

Gambia: Can Barrow Deliver On the Promise of a 'New Gambia'?
[IRIN] Banjul -The Gambia's new president, Adama Barrow, received a hero's welcome when he returned to Banjul after his makeshift inauguration in neighbouring Senegal at the end of January.
[AllAfrica] 08/02/2017

Can Barrow deliver on the promise of a “New Gambia”?
Adama Barrow won a stunning election victory, but he faces an uphill struggle to meet sky-high expectations
[IRIN] 08/02/2017

Gambia: President Barrow says Gambia will rejoin international organisations
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow says his government is working to rejoin the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Commonwealth stressing that his country should be part of all international organizations and respect all protocols because these are partners that it (...)
[Panapress] 08/02/2017

Gambia: Tuesday's forex rates for the Gambian Dalasi
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Tuesday’s exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Economy
[Panapress] 07/02/2017

US: Nigeria, Gambia ban female genital mutilation - UNFPA
New York, US (PANA) - The UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) has said that Nigeria and The Gambia are among the countries that have outlawed the harmful practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). Gender
[Panapress] 06/02/2017

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 (...)
[AllAfrica] 06/02/2017

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. (...)
[Panapress] 05/02/2017

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. (...)
[Panapress] 05/02/2017

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.
[AllAfrica] 05/02/2017

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 (...)
[Panapress] 04/02/2017

Gambia: Saturday's forex rates for Gambian Dalasi
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The following are Saturday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian currency, the Dalasi (D), as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Economy
[Panapress] 04/02/2017

Gambia: Curb Your Enthusiasm - There Are Limits to the 'Gambia-Effect' for the Rest of Africa
[The Conversation Africa] University of Pretoria -As the new Gambian President Adama Barrow settles in, regional organisations are being lauded for playing a key role in ensuring a democratic and peaceful transition.
[AllAfrica] 03/02/2017

- Gambia's new president urged to release political prisoners, protect free speech
Mindful of the repressive freedom of expression conditions in The Gambia under the rule of Yahya Jammeh, the MFWA calls on President Barrow to undertake reforms that will promote and defend the rights of the Gambian people to freely express (...)
[IFEX] 03/02/2017

Photos: Nigeria’s military contingent to Gambia returns
The post Photos: Nigeria’s military contingent to Gambia returns appeared first on The Nation Nigeria.
[The Nation] 02/02/2017

Senegal cops arrest former boss of Gambia's notorious prisons
Senegal cops arrest former boss of Gambia's notorious prisons
Senegalese police said that they had arrested General Bora Colley, the man who ran Gambia's prisons.
[IOL] 02/02/2017

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 (...)
[AllAfrica] 02/02/2017

Gambia: President Barrow appoints 11 ministers
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow on Wednesday appointed 11 ministers who were sworn in the same day. Politics
[Panapress] 01/02/2017

Senegal: Gambia reforms its intelligence agency
Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has taken measures to reform the notorious National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and renamed it as State Intelligence Services (SIS).
[Panapress] 01/02/2017

Gambia: Gambian youth demand lawmakers' resignation
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian youth on Tuesday stormed the Parliament building in Banjul demanding the resignation of members of the National Assembly with immediate effect. Politics
[Panapress] 31/01/2017

Ecowas seizes weapons from Jammeh's home, bodyguards held
Ecowas seizes weapons from Jammeh's home, bodyguards held
The Ecowas Mission in The Gambia has seized weapons and ammunition from the private home of exiled former President Yahya Jammeh.
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