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Gambia reopens borders with Senegal

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 00:04

The Gambia reopened its borders with Senegal on Friday, ending a week-long diplomatic stand-off between the west African neighbours, officials said.

Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 05:10

The Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials told AFP on Tuesday.

No English please, we`re Gambians: President Yahya Jammeh

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 04:18

Gambia will drop English as its official language, President Yahya Jammeh said in his latest diatribe against former colonial power Britain.

Snubbed Taiwan breaks off ties with Gambia

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 14:08

Taiwan said on Monday it had terminated diplomatic relations with Gambia, after the West African nation`s move to cut ties shocked Taipei and left it with a dwindling number of foreign allies.

Taiwan `shocked` as Gambia cuts diplomatic ties

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 13:29

Gambia is the first country to cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan since President Ma Ying-jeou took office in 2008 on a China-friendly platform.

Gambia pardons expelled Lebanese businessman

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 14:52

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has pardoned Lebanese businessman Hussein Tajudeen, four months after he was expelled from the west African nation for questionable economic activities.

Gambia withdraws from Commonwealth

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 13:53

Western African country Gambia has withdrawn its membership from the British Commonwealth, saying it would never be a member of "any neo-colonial institution".

Clashes flare at pro-Morsi march in Egyptian city, one dead

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 13:53

A high school student was killed when opponents and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi clashed in the city of Suez on Wednesday night, medical and security sources said.

Training for poll officials from abroad

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 22:58

Election officials from 19 nations are participating in 2-week training programme organised by India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management of ECI.

Gambia confirms execution of nine prisoners

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 12:36

Gambia confirmed that 9 prisoners being held on death row have been executed after the Prez vowed to carry out all death sentences by mid-September.

Gambia`s Jammeh dissolves cabinet: Report

Last Updated: Friday, February 03, 2012, 11:47

The brief announcement did not say why Yahya Jammeh had taken the decision or when the cabinet would be replaced.

Gambia`s Jammeh declared winner of criticised poll

Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2011, 11:27

Gambia`s President Yahya Jammeh secured a new five-year term in the West African country.