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Exiled strongman Jammeh `plundered` Gambia coffers

Exiled strongman Jammeh `plundered` Gambia coffers

Yahya Jammeh took power in a 1994 coup from Gambia`s only other president since independence from Britain, Dawda Jawara.

Gambia`s Jammeh faces last chance deadline to quietly quit

Gambia`s Yahya Jammeh faced a "last chance" to hand over power peacefully Friday as troops from five African nations stood by to intervene and key regional leaders flew in to make a final push for a deal.

Gambian president faces noon deadline to quit

Veteran Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh was Friday facing a midday deadline to quit power, after thousands of regional troops entered the country to pile pressure on him to hand power to the winner of last month`s presidential election.

Gambia`s new president Adama Barrow demands Army loyalty after swearing-in

The Gambia`s new president, Adama Barrow, took the oath of office in the country`s embassy in Senegal on Thursday and immediately called on the security forces to "demonstrate their loyalty" in his standoff with defeated leader Yahya Jammeh.

Senegal troops head for Gambia as Jammeh mandate expires: Sources

Columns of Senegalese troops moved to the Gambian border on Wednesday, threatening military action against President Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to accept a December election defeat, military sources and residents of towns near the border said.

UN Security Council demands Gambia's Jammeh hand over power

United Nations: The UN Security Council today demanded that Gambia's leader Yahya Jmamhe hand over power to the president-elect after he rejected the election results in a dramatic political U-turn.

Gambia bans child marriage

Jammeh instructed lawmakers to pass legislation reflecting the new ban before July 21.

Taiwan security agency says China's Gambia gambit meant to pressure president

Taiwan`s top security agency said on Monday China`s move to set up diplomatic ties with one of the island`s former African allies was meant to put pressure on President-elect Tsai Ing-wen to "fall in line" before her inauguration on May 20.

Taiwan "needs to protect its space" after China renews ties with Gambia

Taiwan needs to protect its international space as its diplomatic position is precarious, president-elect Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday after China resumed ties with former Taiwan ally Gambia and anger mounted in the self-ruled island at the move.

Exim Bank to provide $22.5 mln line of credit to Gambia

Exim Bank will provide a line of credit of USD 22.5 million to Gambia for financing electrification project in the African nation.