The Gambia

'Three years is enough': Why are Gambians protesting?

Thousands take to the streets of Banjul amid growing tension over the length of President Adama Barrow's term.

'Three years is enough': Why are Gambians protesting?

Rohingya

At top court, Myanmar urged to 'stop genocide of own people'

Gambia's justice minister launches ICJ case to try and stop Myanmar abusing Rohingya as Aung San Suu Kyi leads defence.

At top court, Myanmar urged to 'stop genocide of own people'

Africa

Guinea funerals: Anti-government protesters buried

Opposition leaders say eight men were killed by security forces for speaking out against President Alpha Conde and his government.

The Gambia

Gambian president vows to punish traffickers after boat disaster

Adama Barrow says probe launched as nation mourns 'national disaster' that saw dozens of people drowning off Mauritania.

Gambian president vows to punish traffickers after boat disaster

The Gambia

Gambian town mourns after Mauritania migrant boat deaths

At least 62 people died after their boat, which launched from the northern town of Barra in The Gambia, capsized.

Gambian town mourns after Mauritania migrant boat deaths

Mauritania

Dozens of people die in Atlantic Ocean off Mauritania

At least 62 people, including children, drown while 83 others swam ashore after the overcrowded boat capsized.

Dozens dead as migrant boat sinks off Mauritania coast: UN

Opinion

Africa needs The Gambia's leadership on human rights

By filing a case against Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya, Gambia has shown Africa's potential to promote human rights.

Tafi Mhaka

by Tafi Mhaka

Tafi Mhaka

The Gambia

#IamToufah: Breaking the silence on sexual assault in Gambia

Toufah, a survivor, leads movement after becoming first woman to allege sexual assault by ex-leader Yahya Jammeh.

#IamToufah: Breaking the silence on sexual assault in Gambia

Rohingya

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at UN court

Lawyers ask International Court of Justice to urgently order measures 'to stop Myanmar's genocidal conduct immediately'.

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at UN court

Africa

Gambian-Americans search for answers, reparations after Jammeh

The Gambia's Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission tours the US to speak to the country's diaspora.

Gambian-Americans search for answers, reparations after Jammeh

Media

Gambian soldier names ex-president in reporter's 2004 murder

Testimony marks first public confession tying former president Yahya Jammeh to killing of journalist Deyda Hydara.

Gambian soldier names ex-president in reporter's 2004 murder

The Gambia

Gambia's Jammeh 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse

Rights groups accuse former longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh of committing a string of sexual offences while in office.

Gambia's Jammeh 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse

Africa

Eight Gambian soldiers sentenced over coup plot

Soldiers were plotting to overthrow President Adama Barrow in 2017 with the help of his ousted predecessor, court said.

Eight Gambian soldiers sentenced over coup plot

The Gambia

Gambia's ex-President Yahya Jammeh 'stole at least $362m'

Minister says probe shows ex president pilfered millions from state to 'satisfy pretentious and delusional lifestyle'.

Gambia's ex-President Yahya Jammeh 'stole at least $362m'

The Gambia

Gambia reconciliation process to look into former leader's abuses

The Gambia's truth and reconciliation commission for Yaya Jammeh-era crimes opened Monday. Will it work?

Gambia reconciliation process to look into former leader's abuses