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1 day ago
Gambian voters will cast their votes on December 4 in a hotly contested presidential election. Observers view the polls as a crucial litmus test of Gambia's democracy.
3 days ago
When Gambia's president Adama Barrow came to power in 2016, he promised to step down after three years. His decision to extend his term from three to five years - and seek another - has unsurprisingly divided the country. Edith Kimani meets young Gambians in the heat of the election campaign to hear from both sides.
9 Sep
Rights groups in the Gambia are up in arms about the potential return of former dictator Yahya Jammeh to the West African country ahead of crucial December elections.
29 Oct 2020
Voting in Gambia is unlike anywhere else. Instead of casting a paper ballot, Gambians cast a marble instead. But plans to do away with the traditional practice has sparked a heated debate in the country.
6 Dec 2019
At least 150 people were on board the migrant vessel that departed from Gambia at the end of November. A further 83 who were on board swam to shore.
11 Oct 2019
As The Gambia's tourist season begins, hotel owners are still trying to 'cut down on losses' after the bankruptcy of British tour operator Thomas Cook on 23 September 2019. The British holidaymaker was one of the largest tourist outfitters in the small West African country, with 45% of tourists entering The Gambia through Thomas Cook according to The Gambia's government. Two emergency meetings have been organised by the government to find an emergency solution before the country's touristic season begins in November. from hotel owners in Banjul
28 Aug 2019
Dawda Kairaba Jawara, Gambia's first post-independence president who led the tiny West African country for 24 years before being deposed in a 1994 coup, has died at the age of 95, the presidency said on Tuesday.
30 Jun 2019
Gambian former dictator Jammeh 'handpicked' women for rape (HRW)
13 Nov 2018
A Christian foundation in Gambia is planning to build a shelter for Christian converts, some of whom say they have been persecuted after leaving the country's dominant Muslim faith.
14 Jun 2018
Many young Gambians are returning to a now democratic Gambia. But the country they come back to is poor and jobless. We caught up with some returnees to find out what it's like for them to be back.
26 Jan 2018
How is The Gambia doing one year after the handover of power from Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled the country for over 22 years? President Adama Barrow speaks to DW about the economy, migration and the country's security.
17 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with visiting Gambia’s President Adama Barrow at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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