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Gambian comedians enjoy new-found freedom to joke about ex-leader

Anyone who dared make jokes about Yahya Jammeh was thrown in prison.

Africa

Ex-leader’s supporters resist transition of power in Gambia

Gambia's new government is struggling to enforce its sovereignty in some areas still loyal to former President Yahya Jammeh.

Africa

The Gambia activists take aim at landfills

The Gambia's return to democracy has emboldened environmental groups seeking to shut down some of the country's most polluted sites.

Africa

The Gambia school robotics team granted US visa

The students had reapplied for second interview and said that this time, they were asked questions relating to robotics.

The Gambia school robotics team granted US visa

Science & Technology

Gambian teens denied US visa for robotics competition

Robot built by high school students in The Gambia will be shipped to Washington, DC, for event without its inventors.

US denies visa to Gambian school robotics team

In the Field

Gambia: The business of human trafficking

Mohammed Lamine Janneh, also known as L-Boy, discusses this lucrative trade.

Politics

Gambia accuses former president Jammeh of stealing $50m

Yahya Jammeh stole the money from state coffers before leaving for exile in Equatorial Guinea, justice minister says.

Gambia accuses former president Jammeh of stealing $50m

Africa

Gambia : West African troops extend mandate

The mandate for a group of West African troops deployed in Gambia has been extended. The country is struggling to rebuild its armed forces, after mass graves were discovered in March.

Africa

Gambian migrants return home from Libya

Gambia's new foreign minister has called for its illegal migrants in Europe to come back home, saying there is no need to flee anymore with Yahya Jammeh, former president, having left power.

Africa

The Gambia seeks to rejoin Commonwealth

The Gambia is looking to rejoin the Commonwealth after a four-year absence. The new government made its official request shortly after a visit by Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, to the West African nation in February.

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The Gambia: Former president Jammeh accused of stealing millions

The Gambia's new government says former president Yahya Jammeh stole hundreds of millions of dollars from the state. The government is launching an investigation and trying to get the money back.

Africa

The Gambia: Barrow’s party wins most seats in parliamentary poll

The party of President Adama Barrow has won a majority in The Gambia’s parliament, in the first free and fair election since long-time leader Yahya Jammeh left power. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from the capital, Banjul.

Africa

The Gambia holds historic post-Jammeh election

Turnout was reportedly low, but many Gambians still see Thursday's parliamentary poll as a positive step for democracy.

The Gambia holds historic post-Jammeh election

Africa

The Gambia to hold first election after Yahya Jammeh

On Thursday, 238 candidates from nine political parties will vie for the 53 parliament seats up for election.

Politics

Gambians vote in landmark parliamentary poll

West African country holding its first legislative election since the departure of long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh.