Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have announced a plan to visit Gambia for a second time in less than a month in an effort to persuade the country’s longtime ruler to hand over power to the president-elect.
Gambia says it will severe all dialogue with the European Union (EU) should the 28-nation bloc use its aid budget to pile pressure on the West African country to overturn a new law against homosexuality.
20120828 AP BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The government of Gambia has confirmed that it has executed nine inmates who were on death row, saying in a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior that the prisoners were killed by firing squad on Sunday.
20120825 AP JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Amnesty International says it has credible reports that the West African nation of Gambia has executed nine convicted criminals and that more death-row inmates are under imminent threat.
20120708 AFP Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has sacked his army chief of staff, the president's office has announced, two months after the other top officials were reassigned as deputy ambassadors to various countries.
20120118 AP BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's High Court has sentenced the former information minister to life imprisonment for conspiring to overthrow the ruler of 17 years with T-shirts demanding an end to dictatorship.
20111201 Reuters UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Fatou Bensouda of Gambia has emerged as the consensus candidate for the high-profile job of chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, a diplomat at the center of the selection process said on Wednesday.