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Gambia exhumes remains of seven soldiers from 1994 coup...

Remains of seven Gambian soldiers who took part in an attempt to overthrow dictator Yahya Jammeh in November 1994 have been exhumed as part of probe into the country's troubled past.


Sisters Say They Holiday In Gambia Because They Like Bob Marley

A couple of sisters have appeared on This Morning and explained that they love to holiday in Gambia because they're fans of Bob Marley and reggae music, leaving some viewers scratching their heads.


Juniata College student from Harrisburg collecting cleats for athletes in Gambia

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - A Juniata College student who grew up in Harrisburg is collecting cleats for athletes overseas. Jacob Grove is going on a volunteer trip to Gambia with his school next month.


Community gardens in the Gambia: one solution, many benefits

Anyone who stops by Berefet notices how local people cherish the community garden in this small village in the western Gambia. The five-hectare yard has become a land of opportunities for 250 women who grow vegetables. The community who once depended on limited and irregular production of rice and a


Ex-President’s Theft From Gambia Tops $300 Million

Experts who follow the money are still scratching their heads as to how a quarter of a billion dollars vanished from the national coffers along with former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh at roughly the same time.


Gambia: Sacked Chief Of Foni Bintang Karanai Seeks Reinstatement

[Foroyaa] Alfusainey A.B. Jarju, who was relieved of his position as Chief of the District of Foni Bintang Karanai in May 2018, is pursuing his claim to be reinstated.[...]. [Published in AidNews - Read the original article]


Medical Mission to The Gambia Puts Focus on Pediatric Eye Care

The University of Vermont Medical Center ophthalmology experts support West African nation’s efforts to address childhood vision problems. In the fall of 2018, three ophthalmology specialists from the University of Vermont Medical Center traveled to the town of Basse Santu Su in The Gambia to visit


Sierra Leone’s KME takes ECOFEST music festival to The Gambia

This year’s ECOFEST ‘Battle of the Storms’ will be hosted by ACE Gambia and Kabaka Multimedia Entertainment (KME) at the Bakuau Independence Stadium in Banjul on the 5thof April 2019.


Africa ROUND-UP: Meeco Madagascar PV systems, 10.5MW Gambia tender, Namibian solar water heater

28 March: The meeco Group is about to start the installation of what it claims to be the first small-scale solar projects in Madagascar. Meeco’s international team is currently performing the last installation preparations for two 45kWp solar solutions for carports, to be commissioned near Antananar


Gambia ratifies AfCFTA, putting it into motion

The Gambia is the 22nd African Country to ratify a continental free trade area protocol and is now putting it into motion. The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which was firmed up by member states in 2018, is expected to boost intra-Africa trade.


How The Gambia is going about its search for truth and reconciliation

Seeking uncomfortable truths about atrocities perpetrated against citizens has become an integral part of rebuilding societies after the fall of authoritarian regimes or at the end of armed conflicts.


Miss Gambia crowned Miss Africa Utah 2019

WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) - There's a new queen in town. Miss Gambia has been crowned Miss Africa Utah 2019. The pageant took place Saturday at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan.


Inquiry into Gambia's ex-president submits findings report

BANJUL, Gambia – An inquiry panel has handed over a report to Gambia's president on the financial dealings of ex-leader Yahya Jammeh who was recently accused of stealing nearly $1 billion from the small West African nation.


Somalia: Somalia: Refugee returnees to Somalia at 31 March 2019

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Angola, Cambodia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Kenya, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen. 88,488 refugee returnees (2014 - 2019)


Peacock Aviation taking legal action against Gambia carrier

Nigerian Peacock Aviation company that worked as General Sales Agency (GSA) for the Gambian Mid Africa Aviation Company Ltd. that traded in Nigeria under the name Fly Mid Africa has petitioned the Gambian Government over the non-payment of passengers’ air ticket refunds before it exited Nigeria.


Investigative group says Gambia ex-leader stole $1 billion

BANJUL, Gambia – Gambia's ex-President Yahya Jammeh looted the tiny West African nation of $1 billion through fear and privilege during his 22 years in power, an amount nine times higher than originally estimated by the new government, leaving the country in lingering debt, according to a report Wed


World: WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger Annual Report 2018

Source: World Food Programme Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Liberia, Mozambique, Nepal, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, United Republic of Tanzania, World.


Family will leave Wisconsin Rapids to be reunited with deported father

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (WSAU) The family of an illegal immigrant who was deported from Wisconsin Rapids to West Africa says they will all leave the country to be reunited. USA Today-Wisconsin reports that Katrina Jabbi, her two daughters, and newborn son will relocate to Gambia to be with her husband.

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Gambia ex-president Jammeh stole at least $362 million: government

BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh personally stole at least $362 million from the state during his 22-year rule, the justice minister said on Friday following a nearly two-year investigation.


Gambia: Probe says former president stole millions

In over two decades in power, Gambian strongman Yahya Jammeh stole over $360 million from the nation, and also amassed millions in properties and businesses at home and abroad, according to a new commission report.