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No more diplomatic passport for Jammeh and family

Former president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh and his family members will no longer possess Gambian diplomatic passports. According to the Associated Press, the government of Gambia announced the cancellation of diplomatic passports of 207…

Dozens of Jammeh’s assets found by investigators

Gambia's justice minister says investigators have uncovered dozens of additional properties, bank accounts and companies belonging to former president Yahya Jammeh. The discoveries come a week after President Adama Barrow announced the…

Gambia searches Jammeh’s palaces for missing cash

In a warehouse on the sprawling country estate of Gambia's exiled former leader, Yahya Jammeh, silver platters pile up beside dusty crates of empty champagne bottles with labels commemorating his 1994 coup. A bailiff picks through the boxes…

Four of Jammeh’s Presidential Jets to be sold

The government of The Gambia has announced plans to sell four presidential jets used by the former leader, Yahya Jammeh. According to the local news portal Fatunetwork, Gambia’s Finance Minister, Amadaou Sanneh made the announcement when he…

Gambia’s police chief removed by President Barrow

Gambia's top police officer who was appointed by the country's former President, Yahya Jammeh has been replaced by President Adama Barrow. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Yankuba Sonko was Gambia's longest serving police chief after…

Pro-Jammeh newspaper shut down in Gambia over tax evasion

The Gambian government has shut down a former pro-government newspaper, the Daily Observer, for not paying taxes since 2007 during regime of exiled former President Yahya Jammeh. They are accused of owing the state D17 million (over…

Jammeh’s loyalists clash with ECOWAS troops

Six people have been seriously wounded in the Gambia after supporters of ex-President Yahya Jammeh clashed with regional forces deployed in the wake of post-election crisis earlier this year. A local journalist, Alhagie Jobe, tweeted that…