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The Gambia: Country on the coast of West Africa
The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa that is almost entirely surrounded by Senegal with the exception of its western coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa.

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'Only for European people': Landlord rejects Gambian tenant because African cooking 'makes the house smell', renter says

Man claims London landlord withdrew offer of viewing after learning he is African
Independent - Published

World Court to rule on emergency measures in Myanmar genocide case on January 23 - Gambia

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations' highest court, will issue a decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on Jan. 23, the Gambian Ministry of..
Reuters - Published

Videos for The Gambia


Gambia migrants: Survivors 'would risk journey again' [Video]Gambia migrants: Survivors 'would risk journey again'

Gambian migrants travel from Gambia to Europe across Atlantic to shore of Spain.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published

'Three years is enough': Why are Gambians protesting? [Video]'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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published

Myanmar leader urges World Court to drop genocide case [Video]Myanmar leader urges World Court to drop genocide case

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Court judges on Thursday to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, saying its own justice system should be..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:53Published

Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial - Gambia [Video]Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial - Gambia

Myanmar cannot be trusted to hold its soldiers accountable for alleged atrocities against its Rohingya Muslim minority, and measures to stop the violence need to be taken immediately, a lawyer..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

At top court, Myanmar urged to 'stop genocide of own people' [Video]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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Gambia asks U.N. court to 'stop genocide' in Myanmar [Video]Gambia asks U.N. court to 'stop genocide' in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi was at the UN's court in the Hague on Tuesday to hear Gambia outline its genocide case against Myanmar. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:43Published

Suu Kyi faces down Hague's genocide probe [Video]Suu Kyi faces down Hague's genocide probe

Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Tuesday to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. Opposing her is Gambia's Justice..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Aung San Suu Kyi to appear at ICJ as Myanmar faces genocide case [Video]Aung San Suu Kyi to appear at ICJ as Myanmar faces genocide case

Myanmar leader will defend country against charges of genocide over a 2017 crackdown on the Rohingya filed by Gambia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home [Video]Myanmar leader Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home

Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi departed on Sunday for the U.N.'s top court in The Hague to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

The Gambian minister taking on Myanmar's Suu Kyi [Video]The Gambian minister taking on Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Gambia's justice minister is coming to the aid of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims and taking its case to The Hague. Adam Reed reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

 

Yahya Jammeh warned not to return to The Gambia

Yahya Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea in 2017 after 22 years of authoritarian rule.
BBC News - Published

The people planting mangroves to revive a Gambian community


France 24 - Published

Letter from Africa: Gambia's code of the road

Find out how to survive if you go behind in the wheel in a country where driving can be chaotic.
BBC News - Published

Gambian protesters demand president's resignation

gambian protesters demand president's resignation
BANJUL, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people staged a protest in Gambia's capital Banjul on Monday to demand President Adama Barrow resign in line with a three-year term of...
WorldNews - Published

Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi accused of 'silence' in genocide trial

The Gambia says Myanmar's leader has ignored allegations of murder, rape and forced deportation.
BBC News - Published

Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial: Gambia

Myanmar cannot be trusted to hold its soldiers accountable for alleged atrocities against its Rohingya Muslim minority, and measures to stop the violence need to be taken immediately, a lawyer..
Reuters - Published

Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi responds to Myanmar genocide allegations

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi responded at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Wednesday to a suit brought by Gambia alleging her country committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar's Suu Kyi: Gambia's genocide case at World Court "misleading"

At the opening of her country's defense at the World Court on an accusation of genocide, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi challenged whether events in Rakhine could fit that description.
Reuters - Published

Suu Kyi in court as genocide case set out against Myanmar

Mass rapes, the burning alive of Muslim Rohingya families in their homes and the killing with knives of dozens of children were described by Gambia's legal team as it set out its genocide case against..
Reuters - Published

Gambia asks U.N. judges to impose measures to protect Myanmar's Rohingya

Gambia on Tuesday asked the International Court of Justice to order special measures to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority of Myanmar until the case is heard in full.
Reuters - Published

As Suu Kyi looks on, Gambia details mass rapes, killings in Myanmar

Gambia's legal team described mass rapes, the burning of families in their homes and killing of dozens of Muslim Rohingya children with knives as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the..
Reuters - Published

As Suu Kyi looks on, Gambia asks U.N. judges to 'stop genocide' in Myanmar

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the U.N.'s International Court of Justice on Tuesday to defend her country over charges of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, as back home..
Reuters - Published

World Court must stop genocide in Myanmar: Gambia tells Hague judges

U.N. judges at the International Court of Justice must act to stop ongoing genocide of the Muslim Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, Gambia's justice minister said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi heads to ICJ for genocide showdown

myanmar’s suu kyi heads to icj for genocide showdown
Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set Tuesday to personally defend Myanmar in The Hague against accusations of genocide, in a remarkable fall from grace for the woman once hailed as a rights..
WorldNews - Published

Mauritanian coast guard intercepts boat carrying 180 migrants: IOM

A boat carrying up to 180 migrants was intercepted by the Mauritanian coast guard on Friday, the U.N. migration agency said, less than two days after 62 migrants drowned when their vessel sank in the..
Reuters - Published

At least 58 dead after migrant boat sinks off Mauritanian coast

At least 58 people drowned after a boat from Gambia carrying around 150 migrants sank off the coast of Mauritania on Wednesday, the Mauritanian interior ministry and U.N. migration agency said.
Reuters - Published

With memories of Rwanda: The Gambian minister taking on Suu Kyi

The genocide case brought against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) - the first of its kind initiated since the 1990s - may not have happened at all but for a scheduling conflict.
Reuters - Published

58 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Mauritania

58 migrants dead after boat capsizes off mauritania
Scores of migrants who swam through rough Atlantic Ocean waters to safety from a capsized boat while 58 others drowned were receiving care Thursday in Mauritania after one of the deadliest disasters..
WorldNews - Published

Suu Kyi to contest Rohingya genocide case at world court

Aung San Suu Kyi will appear before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to contest a case filed by Gambia accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, her government said on..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Suu Kyi to 'lead team' to Hague to fight Rohingya genocide case

Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to the Hague to appear before the International Court of Justice after Gambia filed a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, her government..
Reuters - Published

Gambia takes Myanmar to top U.N. court over Rohingya campaign

gambia takes myanmar to top u.n. court over rohingya campaign
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Gambia filed a case Monday at the United Nations' highest court accusing Myanmar of genocide in its campaign against its Rohingya Muslim minority and asking the..
WorldNews - Published

Rohingya crisis: The Gambia accuses Myanmar of genocide at top UN court

The west African nation accuses Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority at top UN court.
BBC News - Published

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at World Court: justice minister

Gambia has filed a case at the United Nation's top court against Myanmar accusing it of committing genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, the country's Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said..
Reuters - Published

Gambian Beauty Queen Testifies About Rape by Former President 

gambian beauty queen testifies about rape by former president 
In Gambia, a beauty queen who says the president raped her when she was 18 years old...
WorldNews - Published

Letter from Africa: How this teenager risked all for a life in limbo

Meeting the family of a young Gambian who ran away to seek his fortune in Europe.
BBC News - Published

West Africa's historic slave sites bear witness to brutal trade

When Gambian boat captain Abdoulie Jabang ferries visitors to Kunta Kinteh island he tells them that the waves lapping the shores of the former slave site threaten to wash history away.
Reuters - Published

Gambia's first post-independence president Jawara dies at 95

Dawda Kairaba Jawara, Gambia's first post-independence president who led the tiny West African country for 24 years before being deposed in a 1994 coup, has died at the age of 95, the presidency said..
Reuters - Published

Former The Gambian Hitmen Released After Admissions To Reconciliation Panel

former the gambian hitmen released after admissions to reconciliation panel
Three former hitmen were released from custody in The Gambia on Monday, sparking anger among the relatives of those murdered by ex-president Yahya Jammeh's infamous paramilitary unit known as the..
WorldNews - Published

Gambia to release three hitmen who confessed to high-profile killings: minister

Three ex-army officers in Gambia, who told a truth commission they participated in killings ordered by former president Yahya Jammeh, will be released, a minister said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

President Kovind arrives in Benin, 1st visit by an Indian head of state

President Kovind on Sunday arrived in Benin on the first leg of his three nations' tour to the West African region, the first visit by an Indian head of state to the country. Apart from Benin and The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Gambian army officer says ex-president Jammeh ordered journalist's death

A Gambian army officer has testified that he and two colleagues shot dead journalist Deyda Hydara in 2004 on orders from then- President Yahya Jammeh, providing the first direct account of the..
Reuters - Published

The Gambia's revolution: What has changed?

There are concerns The Gambia's new President, Adama Barrow, may try and cling to power.
BBC News - Published

Beauty queen 'raped by Gambia's ex-President Jammeh'

beauty queen 'raped by gambia's ex-president jammeh'
Ms Jallow said she was 18 when she met Mr Jammeh after winning a beauty pageant in 2014 in the capital, Banjul. In the months following her coronation, she said the former president acted as a father..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Letter from Africa: Torture revelations transfix The Gambia

letter from africa: torture revelations transfix the gambia
Testimonies before a truth commission are revealing the horrors of ex-Gambian President Jammeh's rule.
BBC News - Published

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