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`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 have been barred from all African competitions for two years because of age cheating, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Saturday.
The Gambia reopened its borders with Senegal on Friday, ending a week-long diplomatic stand-off between the west African neighbours, officials said.
The Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials told AFP on Tuesday.
Gambia will drop English as its official language, President Yahya Jammeh said in his latest diatribe against former colonial power Britain.
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.
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.
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.
Western African country Gambia has withdrawn its membership from the British Commonwealth, saying it would never be a member of "any neo-colonial institution".
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 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 President Yahya Jammeh secured a new five-year term in the West African country.
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.
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.
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.
Day in Pics: 25th October
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