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(JollofNews) – The head of a West African force maintaining security in The Gambia told AFP Friday that army officials loyal to veteran former leader Yahya Jammeh were plotting against the new government. West...

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(JollofNews) – Senegal’s former president Abdoulaye Wade, aged 91, will head a list of opposition candidates for parliament in an election to take place on July 30, according to aides. The...

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(JollofNews) – Twenty-one people died when a boat capsized in a Senegal delta region popular with tourists, firefighters told AFP on Tuesday, adding that the vast majority who lost their lives were...

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(JollofNews) – A fire tore through makeshift straw shelters at a Muslim religious retreat in Senegal, killing at least 22 people and triggering a stampede, firefighters and local media said Thursday. The...

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(JollofNews) – The European Union announced aid worth 225 million euros (S$340 million) for The Gambia on Thursday (Feb 9) as President Adama Barrow warned that the nation was “virtually bankrupt”...

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(JollofNews) – The west African force deployed in The Gambia to secure the nation’s presidential transition said Monday it had recovered weapons from the former leader’s home, and arrested...

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(JollofNews) – West African political leaders are to return to The Gambia this week to press President Yahya Jammeh to abide by election results and step down, Nigeria’s foreign minister said...

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(JollofNews) – Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will effectively become a “rebel leader” if he fails to leave office at the end of his mandate in January, the government-in-waiting said...

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(JollofNews) Two journalists working for the Arabic-language service of international news organisation Al-Jazeera were held by security forces in The Gambia and deported, Gambian and Mauritanian sources...

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(JollofNews) – Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow vowed Thursday to set up a South Africa-style truth commission as he claimed the army’s support after his surprise election in the...