Yahya Jammeh

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On December 2nd, Yahya Jammeh said he would vacate the presidency. Photograph: Seyl Lousey/Getty Images

The African Union has condemned the Gambian leader’s sudden rejection of his election defeat as “null and void”, a week after the president jovially c(...)

Femi Peters, founder of the United Democratic Party, awaiting his release in Banjul, the Gambia, last Monday. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

It was another momentous day for the Gambia. Having just freed itself from the brutal grip of dictator Yahya Jammeh, the country was about to witness(...)

Supporters of president-elect Adama Barrow dance on a poster of incumbent President Yahya Jammeh during celebrations of Barrow’s election victory in Banjul, Gambia. Photograph: Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters

The autocratic ruler of the Gambia will be prosecuted for his crimes within a year of handing over the reins of government in January, the chair of th(...)

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow at home in Brusubi. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Adama Barrow, the president-elect of Gambia, is sipping a lemonade in his sitting room, having just won his battle to end 22 years of dictatorship – (...)

Gunfire broke out overnight in Banjul, the capital of the West African nation of Gambia, residents said. Image: Google Maps

Gunfire broke out overnight in Banjul, the capital of the West African nation of Gambia, residents said, and there were reports Tuesday that the presi(...)

President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh addresses the  United Nations 68th session of the General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York last week. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

The West African nation of Gambia has announced it is withdrawing from the Commonwealth, saying it will “never be a member of any neo-colonial institu(...)

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