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News24.com | Former Gambian spy chief arrested: police source.

Gambian police have arrested ex-president Yahya Jammeh's dreaded former spy chief, a police source says, following allegations of torture and disappearances during his watch.

- News24.com - ZA

Gambia police say country's former spy chief arrested.

BANJUL, Gambia — Gambia's former director general of the National Intelligence Agency has been arrested, police said Wednesday, as the tiny...

- Townhall.com - US

The Gambia arrests ex-intelligence boss linked to abuse.

Spy chief Yankuba Badjie has been accused of overseeing kidnappings, arbitrary arrests, torture, killings and rape.

- Al Jazeera - QA

The Gambia: Jammeh's spy master Yankuba Badjie arrested.

Mr Badjie is said to have personally presided over torture sessions under ex-President Yahya Jammeh.

- BBC - UK

Former Gambian spy chief arrested - police source.

Yankuba Badjie headed the National Intelligence Agency during Jammeh's rule.

- Daily Nation - KE

Gambian denies indecent assault on aunt-in-law.

Gambian denies indecent assault on aunt-in-law...

- MENAFN - JO

Gambia dreaded former spy chief Yankuba Badjie arrested and held in custody.

Gambian police have detained ex-president Yahya Jammeh's former spy chief, the infamous Yankuba Badjie. The new regime is moving fast to clear out Jammeh's henchmen a few weeks after the end of 22 years of brutal rule.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | Gambia's Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners.

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.

- News24.com - ZA

Ex-president's supporters arrested as tensions flare in Gambia.

Gambian police said they arrested 51 people in a former stronghold of ex-president Yahya Jammeh for harassing followers of new leader Adama Barrow, amid lingering tensions following Jammeh's flight into exile. Jammeh narrowly lost a Dec. 1 election to Barrow after 22 years of authoritarian rule. Jammeh initially refused to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

News24.com | Jammeh's missing: tracing The Gambia's disappeared.

Pensioner Sarjo Manneh celebrated more joyfully than most when former leader Yahya Jammeh agreed to leave The Gambia in January.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | New Gambian president thanks unified nation, promises reform.

New Gambian President Adama Barrow has thanked his nation and promised greater freedom, an improved economy and better education.

- News24.com - ZA

Ex-president's supporters arrested as tensions flare in Gambia

BANJUL - Gambian police said they arrested 51 people in a former stronghold of ex-president Yahya Jammeh for harassing followers of new leader Adama Barrow, amid lingering tensions following Jammeh's flight into exile.

- Reuters - US

A dictator in the family: why Ebrima Jammeh wants retribution in Gambia

I want to see Yahya Jammeh jailed and prosecuted in this country. Justice will finally come.' On 21 January Yahya Jammeh left Gambia. Within minutes of the erstwhile dictator's departure on a private jet, relieved crowds began to gather at Westfield Junction, a popular meeting point in Serrekunda, the largest town in the ...

- New Statesman - UK

President Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners

The Gambia's new president has begun his tenure by releasing all prisoners who were detained without a trial.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Jammeh's missing: tracing The Gambia's disappeared

BANJUL, Feb 20 - Pensioner Sarjo Manneh celebrated more joyfully than most when former leader Yahya Jammeh agreed to leave The Gambia in January. After a decade, he believed he might see his son again. But nearly a month later, he is still waiting. His son Chief Ebrima Manneh, a journalist for a pro-government newspaper,

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Gambia leader heralds new dawn for minister jailed 22 times

By Edward McAllister DAKAR - For one Gambian government minister, the ceremonial swearing in of President Adama Barrow marked the new dawn of a democracy he was jailed 22 times for trying to defend - once for every year autocratic ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh was in power. At an inauguration ceremony at the national stadium on ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Yahya Jammeh's victims go missing without a trace

Hopes dashed as some victims miss in jails.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Gambia's new president commits to end human rights abuses

As Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country.

- News24.com - ZA

Gambia's new president commits to end human rights abuses

BANJUL, Gambia " As Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country."Orders have already been given for all those detained without trial...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

What the rest of Africa can learn from The Gambia's transition to democracy

People cheer as Senegalese troops arrive to take charge of security at the presidential palace in Banjul, The Gambia. EPA/Legnan Koula-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. It's ...

- The Conversation - UK

Gambia celebrates Barrow's inauguration

Bakau, Gambia, Feb 19 - Thousands celebrated Saturday as new Gambian President Adama Barrow retook his oath of office, a month after he was sworn in across the border in neighbouring Senegal during a tense power struggle. February 18 is also the anniversary of The Gambia's independence from Britain, but many are also ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Gambian President Adama Barrow officially inaugurated after standoff

Eric DuVallFeb. 18 -- Gambian President Adama Barrow formally took the oath of office on home soil Saturday after a tense weeks-long standoff with the nation's former president.

- UPI - US

Adama Barrow sworn in on home soil as president

World leaders and supporters celebrate president's inauguration, marking end to tense standoff with predecessor Jammeh.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Gambia's new president pledges fresh start, economic reform

BANJUL - Gambia's President Adama Barrow vowed on Saturday to revive the country's faltering economy with sweeping reforms as he sought to draw a line under the erratic 22-year rule of his predecessor.

- Reuters - US

Gambia's new President Barrow sworn in, for second time

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.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Gambians welcome Barrow's leadership after despotic era

Crowds of hundreds began to gather as early as 3:00 am.

- Daily Nation - KE

The Gambia: President Barrow sworn in at packed stadium

Thousands witness Adama Barrow becoming the third Gambian president in history.

- BBC - UK

News24.com | Finally, Gambia's Barrow 'officially' sworn-in as president

Thousands of supporters have gathered to finally celebrate the inauguration of Gambian President Adama Barrow, a month after he was sworn in across the border in neighbouring Senegal during a tense power struggle.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Gambia's new president Barrow set for inauguration as nation cheers

Gambia's new president is set to be inaugurated, as this tiny West African nation celebrates wider freedoms after a tense political standoff with its former leader.

- News24.com - ZA

The Gambia celebrates inauguration of President Adama Barrow

500 Senegalese, Ghanaian and Nigerian soldiers provided security for Independence Day celebrations.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Gambia's new president faces inauguration as nation cheers

BANJUL, Gambia " Thousands gathered Saturday for the ceremony marking the inauguration of Gambia's new president as this tiny West African nation celebrates wider freedoms after a tense political standoff with its former leader.Several...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Gambia's new president faces inauguration as nation cheers

BANJUL, Gambia — Thousands gathered Saturday for the ceremony marking the inauguration of Gambia's new president as this tiny West African...

- Townhall.com - US

Barrow to be officially sworn in as Gambia's president

Thousands will attend ceremony in the capital Banjul to witness the first democratic transfer of power in the country.

- Al Jazeera - QA

The Gambia: Crowds swell for President Barrow inauguration

Thousands of people gather in a Gambian stadium to witness President Adama Barrow's inauguration.

- BBC - UK

Gambia's new president set for inauguration

BANJUL, Gambia — Gambia's new president is set to be inaugurated today as this tiny West African nation celebrates wider freedoms after a...

- Townhall.com - US

Gambia's new president set for inauguration

Gambia's new president is set to be inaugurated today as this tiny West African nation celebrates wider freedoms after a tense political standoff with its former leader.

- FOX News - US

As Gambia readies for President Barrow inauguration, here are five things the leader has already done

Leader vowed to build a new Gambia through democratic principles after historic election win in December 2016.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

UK Minister keeps it real with Kenyans on Brexit, AMISOM, Climate Change

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 18 - The word was out through the proverbial grapevine that a high ranking British official was in town this week, was it by any chance Boris Johnson who spent his Valentine's in Gambia before heading to Liberia followed by Ghana? No, it wasn't the British Secretary of State for Foreign and

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

New Gambia President Adama Barrow to be inaugurated

Thousands of people, including heads of state, are expected to attend the ceremony in Banjul.

- BBC - UK

President greets Gambia on its Independence Day

"On behalf of the government and the people of India, I extend greetings to you and to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of the Gambia on the occasion of your Independence Day," Mukherjee said in a message to Gambia's President Adama Barrow. "I am confident that our close and friendly bilateral ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The massive task of rebuilding The Gambia

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.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

UN chief Guterres welcomes the Gambia's rescission of its withdrawal from International Criminal Court

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the rescission the Gambia's withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court .

- UN - INT

UK's Johnson says Gambia to rejoin Commonwealth 'as soon as possible'

BANJUL - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Gambia, which is seeking to emerge from more than two decades of authoritarian rule, would be readmitted "as fast as possible" to the Commonwealth, a body whose African members he once maligned.

- Reuters - US

The Gambia: UK 'very pleased' about Commonwealth return

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the return will happen "in the coming months".

- BBC - UK

West African troops to stay in Gambia for three more months

Five hundred Ghanaian, Senegalese and Nigerian troops will remain in the tiny west African country until at least late May, according to a communique released on behalf of Senegalese General Francois Ndiaye

- Daily Monitor - UG

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

- UN - INT

For all their power, strongmen are powerless to know when to go

Seeing doom at the end of the tunnel, Jammeh fled to Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo's equally tiny but oil rich fiefdom-- Equatorial Guinea

- Daily Monitor - UG

Why Democracy Prevailed in Gambia

Democracy hasn’t always worked in Africa recently. But in Gambia, the election outcome was declared legitimate, and a unified coalition force stepped in.

- International NY Times - US

Africa in the news: Ethiopia-Djibouti railway complete, AU summit held, and the Gambia crisis ends

Chinese-financed Ethiopia-Djibouti railway is completed Earlier this month, approximately 2,000 people gathered at Djibouti's Nagad station to witness the inauguration of the continent's first standard-gauge, electrified, international railway, which connects landlocked Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa with the Port of ...

- Brookings - US

As Gambia crisis passes, displaced return from Senegal

Several thousand people have returned to the Gambia since ex-president Yahya Jammeh ceded power.

- UN - INT

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