Gambia's ex-dictator Jammeh reportedly wants to come home

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's longtime dictator Yahya Jammeh, who fled into exile three years ago after an election loss, has announced plans to return to the West African nation where human rights a...

In Gambia, heartache and few answers after migrant deaths

BARRA, Gambia (AP) — Tina Gomez told no one in her family when she boarded a boat with more than 200 people here in Gambia last month, setting off in hopes of reaching Spain with her 2-year-old son. N...

Gambia minister to recommend charges filed against ex-leader

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's justice minister says he will recommend that former dictator Yahya Jammeh be charged with theft and other forms of economic crimes as a result of a newly released econom...

Gambia and Senegal finally inaugurate connecting bridge

FARAFENNI, Gambia (AP) — Gambian President Adama Barrow and his Senegalese counterpart, Macky Sall, cut the ribbon this week on a project that was decades in the making, a bridge that links the north ...

'Dark days' over: Gambia launches truth, reconciliation body

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia has launched a truth, reconciliation and reparations commission to lay bare abuses committed under the 22-year rule of former leader Yahya Jammeh, with President Adama Bar...

Rights groups warn Gambia after 2 shot dead in protest

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Human rights groups on Wednesday pressured Gambia to hold accountable those who ordered police to "shoot and kill" two protesters this week, warning that the excessive force brin...

Gambia's president says recovery 'like carrying a mountain'

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new president says taking over a bankrupt nation was "like carrying a mountain" and that stabilizing the economy will take time after the former leader left it in tatter...

A year after Jammeh's exit, Gambia emerges from the shadows

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The military intervention looked imminent. West African troops were poised to push into Gambia as Yahya Jammeh, the tiny nation's leader for more than 22 years, refused to cede p...

Gambia police exhume bodies of coup plotters

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Police investigators in Gambia have exhumed the bodies of three men who were killed while taking part in an attempted coup in December 2014. The exhumations are...

Gambian lawmakers end country's week-old state of emergency

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's lawmakers have lifted the country's state of emergency and dismantled defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's final attempts to cling to power. Parliamentarians...

Gambia's Jammeh to step down, but activists urge justice

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh announced early Saturday he will cede power, after hours of last-ditch talks with regional leaders and the threat that a regional military f...

4 more Gambia ministers resign, flee country as crisis grows

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has lost four more of his ministers after they resigned and fled to neighboring Senegal. The move comes two days before th...

Gambia's election chief flees the country after threats

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Relatives say Gambia's election chief has fled the country because of threats made after he declared longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh had lost last month's presidential election. ...

Defiant Gambia leader says only Allah can deny him victory

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh says only Allah can deny him victory, vowing to defend himself no matter the cost against growing international pressure for him to accept hi...

Gambia leader's hold on power ends with surprising speed

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In July 1994, three days after Gambia's first president was toppled by military officers, the local Daily Observer newspaper featured a front-page photo of coup leader Yahya Jamm...