Amidst pressure from Gambian citizens, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the international community - Yahya Jammeh has relinquished power. In a broadcast on national TV - GRTS, Jammeh said: "I have decided today in good more

21 Jan 2017 11:14 Gambia

Former President of The Gambia - Yahya Jammeh is believed to be preparing a statement where he promises to leave State House in the presence of Guinean officials. more

20 Jan 2017 17:10 Gambia

The wait for Yahya Jammeh to quit The Gambia's State House and transfer power to President Adama Barrow continues as mediators from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are still in talks with him - even after the latest 4pm more

20 Jan 2017 16:30 Gambia

The official website of The Gambia's President and the government's Cabinet ( has been hacked by unknown persons - and is now displaying the photograph of President-elect Adama Barrow. more

18 Jan 2017 22:20 Gambia

The power house of President Yahya Jammeh built over the last 22 years of his tenure as Gambia's leader, is fast collapsing in the midst of resignations of his close aides. Joining the growing list of Ministers who have resigned from Jammeh's more

18 Jan 2017 19:15 Gambia

Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow who is currently in Dakar - Senegal, has confirmed that the inauguration of his government will take place on January 19 on Gambian soil. more

18 Jan 2017 00:00 Gambia

In yet another attempt to cling to power beyond his tenure which ends tomorrow, Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has declared a State of Emergency. Jammeh said he was making the declaration “to prevent a constitutional crisis and power vacuum.” more

17 Jan 2017 23:09 Gambia

Leaders from West Africa including Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Ghana's former President John Dramani Mahama were in Banjul at press time, in a last-minute mediation effort to get Gambia's more

13 Jan 2017 00:00 Gambia

Online stories about the assassination of Gambia's President-elect - Adama Barrow are fake, The Trumpet can reveal. The President-elect's social media team tweeted that: "We would like to inform you that the President-elect is alive and well." more

4 Jan 2017 18:47 Gambia

The wife of Gambia's former President Jawara has been convicted in the United Kingdom for benefit fraud. more

28 Aug 2015 00:00 Gambia

The human rights situation in Gambia has deteriorated sharply during President Yahya Jammeh's 21st year in power, said Amnesty International on the anniversary of his 1994 coup d’état. more

23 Jul 2015 00:00 Gambia

Seven staff of the Gambia Embassy in London, including the Deputy Ambassador, have been jailed for a total of 33 years for illegally selling tobacco on the illicit market. more

11 Dec 2014 00:00 Gambia

The Gambia's President Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh addressed the International Summit on Human Security which was held in Abuja, Nigeria recently. The speech attracted applause from attendees at regular intervals. more

4 Mar 2014 00:00 Gambia

The 11th edition of the International Roots Festival holds in The Gambia between May 9 and May 17 2014. more

4 Mar 2014 00:00 Gambia

Gambia has announced that it has cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan. President Yahya Jammeh's office said the move was for reasons of "national strategic interest". more

15 Nov 2013 00:00 Gambia

The Gambia's Minister of Tourism and Culture - Honourable Fatou Mas Jobe-Njie is hosting a reception to promote the 2014 Roots Festival on Monday October 7 2013 at 10am. The reception which takes place at Hilton London Metropole Hotel, more

5 Oct 2013 00:00 Gambia

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh tells the West not to dictate to Africa 'how we live our lives.' more

26 Jul 2013 00:00 Gambia

Nigerian-born President of the Gambia Court of Appeal - Joseph Wowo and the Acting Chief Justice of Gambia and two other persons are caught in a recording in an attempt to pervert the course of justice. more

26 Jul 2013 00:00 Gambia 1 Comments