Gambia censures Guinea for silence over Ebola grant

The Gambia rebuked Guinea on Thursday over its "bizarre attitude" to diplomacy, accusing its near neighbour of refusing to say thank you for a $500,000 donation to its Ebola response.

Immigrant hospitality boosts Sicily economy, Mafia `cash in`

Asylum seekers washing up by the thousands in recession-hit Sicily are boosting the local economy as hotels transform into immigrant centres, with help from state subsidies said to have caught the Mafia`s eye.

Riverine Gambia builds first ever bridge: Government

 The Gambia on Thursday announced its first-ever bridge across the river taking up most of its territory, in a multi-million dollar project to ease the arduous journey across the country.

Gambia reopens borders to travellers from Ebola-hit nations

The Gambia has reopened its land borders to travellers from Ebola-hit nations, the government said on Tuesday, admitting the restrictions were undermining the response to the epidemic.

More than 20 feared drowned on Zambia Independence Day

At least 20 people, mainly schoolchildren, are believed to have died in Zambia after a boat capsized during celebrations for the nation`s golden anniversary of independence, the state-run news service reported Friday.

Gambia on high alert for Ebola outbreak

Gambia`s ministry of health and social welfare said Thursday that it is on high alert for a possible Ebola outbreak in the country and are taking preventive measures to tackle the disease.

Gambia barred from Africa for two years

Gambia have been barred from all African competitions for two years because of age cheating, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Saturday.

Gambia reopens borders with Senegal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Western African country Gambia has withdrawn its membership from the British Commonwealth, saying it would never be a member of "any neo-colonial institution".

Training for poll officials from abroad

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

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 declared winner of criticised poll

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

Gambia cuts economic, diplomatic ties with Iran

Gambia`s government is
cutting off economic, political and social ties with Iran and expects Iranian government officials to leave the tiny West African nation by Wednesday.

Billion-dollar cocaine seizure in Gambia

Some two tonnes of cocaine with a street value of roughly a billion dollars (835 million euros) has been seized in Gambia, a British official confirmed Wednesday.

Radical cleric deported from Kenya to Gambia

A radical Muslim cleric who once led a London mosque attended by convicted terrorists was deported on Thursday from Kenya to the West African nation of Gambia, an official said.