• Psychodrama was used as a tool to shed light on the mental health challenges faced by returnees

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    Providing support for Gambian shipwreck survivors

    One survivor watched eight members of his family die. Another said he counted 20 bodies washed onto the nearby shore. He also says he saw two fishing boats nearby, close enough to have rescued others. They did not. Read more

  • Fatou (Toufah) Jallow

    Picture: Human Rights Watch

    Jammeh’s accusers narrate experiences

    He then pulled her dress off, she said, and said “Let’s see if you’re a virgin.” She said he rubbed his genitals in her face and touched them to arouse himself. She screamed that she was dying. “He said, ‘This does not kill, it’s fun.’” Jallow said Read more

  • Fatou (Toufah) Jallow

    Gambia’s women break their silence

    During his 22-year dictatorial rule that ended in early 2017, Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh, used his power as well as State institutions to entrap and sexually abuse young women. Jammeh’s reign was already characterised by enforced Read more

  • Fatou (Toufah) Jallow

    Women accuse Jammeh of Sexual Violence

    Three women have accused Gambia’s former President – Yahya Jammeh, of rape and sexual assault while he was in office, according to Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International. Former Gambian officials said that presidential aides regularly pressured Read more

  • Demba Ali Jawo

    Gambian govt updates media

    An improvement in bilateral relations between the Gambia and Russia have led to an agreement for Visa-Free protocols for Diplomatic and Service Passports holders from The Gambia and Russia. Read more

  • Yahya Jammeh relinquishes power

    Yahya Jammeh finally relinquishes power (Video)

    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 Read more

  • Yahya Jammeh

    Jammeh agrees to quit

    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. Read more

  • Inauguration of Adama Barrow as President of The Gambia at the country's Embassy in Dakar

    The Jammeh wait continues

    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 Read more

  • Gambia State House Website screenshot

    Gambia's Presidency website hacked

    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. Read more

  • Dr Isatou Njie Saidy (left) and President Jammeh b

    Jammeh's house collapses

    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 Read more

  • Adama Barrow

    President-elect Barrow confirms Jan 19 inauguration

    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. Read more

  • Yahya Jammeh

    President Jammeh declares State of Emergency (Video)

    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.” Read more

  • Buhari leading mediation talks in Gambia

    ECOWAS leaders in last-minute effort to ensure peaceful Gambia handover

    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 Read more

  • Adama Barrow

    'I am well and alive' - Gambia President-elect Adama Barrow

    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." Read more

  • Lady Njaimeh Jawara

    First Lady convicted for UK benefit fraud

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

  • Sharp human rights decline in Gambia

    Human rights decline in 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. Read more

  • Yusupha Bojang

    Deputy Ambassador, six others, jailed in London

    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. Read more

  • Rave Africa4

    11th International Roots Festival holds in May

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

  • President Jammeh applauded at the International Summit on Human Security

    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. Read more

  • Mr Jammeh said Gambia would remain a friend of Taiwan's people

    Gambia severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan

    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". Read more

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