European Union launches an Election Observation Mission to The Gambia

  Press Release   Banjul, 20 March 2017 The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) for the forthcoming parliamentary elections in The Gambia has started its deployment, following an invitation...

Hajj Commission briefs President on readiness for 2017 Hajj

  PRESS RELEASE   Fajara, 28 June 2017–The Barrow administration is to develop a policy to guide the liberalization of Hajj travel arrangements by 2018. This emerged from a meeting...

President Barrow Travels to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana

  The Office of The President wishes to inform the general public that His Excellency, Mr. Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia will travel on an...

Amnesty: Gambia: Arrests, media closures as deadline nears

PRESS RELEASE: 05 January, 2017: The government of President Yahya Jammeh, defeated in Gambia’s December presidential election, has arbitrarily arrested opposition sympathizers and closed three independent radio...

Gambia: Justice for Jammeh-Era Abuses Crucial

  New Government Should Develop Roadmap for Prosecutions (Nairobi) – Gambia’s government should act to prosecute those responsible for grave crimes committed during the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh....

Youth led organization meets President Barrow

  21 August 2017, Fajara - Pro – Gambia is a newly established youth led association committed to end all forms of violence in The Gambia. Speaking to journalists after...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$16.1Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility for The Gambia

  PRESS RELEASE   June 26, 2017 The Board’s approval enables the immediate disbursement of US$16.1 million, which is equivalent to 18.75 percent of The Gambia’s quota in the IMF.   The IMF...

The UN Agencies Update President Barrow on Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation

    Press Release, Office of The President   A delegation of UN bodies made a courtesy call on His Excellency, President Adama Barrow. In her remark the UNICEF West and Central...

Gambia: Progress in first 100 days of Barrow government requires major reform to break...

    Amnesty International, Press Statement   • 100 days into President Barrow’s rule, Amnesty International presents a human rights agenda for the country • Commitment to International Criminal Court and release...

Talking Human Rights in the New Gambia

  By Daniel Bekele Senior Director for Africa Advocacy   Truth Commission Should Complement Justice for Jammeh-era Crimes   “This is the new Gambia,” Jobe, a Gambian taxi driver told me, as I arrived...

Nomination of National Assembly Members and Other Issues of Interest

  Press Release, Office Of The President His Excellency, President Barrow appreciates that Gambians can now freely express themselves on issues that are of concern to them. This is a...

Pan African Lawyers Union disassociates itself from African Bar Associations’ actions on Gambia

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) has issued a strong statement vehemently disassociating itself from the statements and actions taken by the African Bar Association (AfBA) on...

PARTIAL REMOVAL OF BAN ON ISSUANCE OF PASSPORT

  PRESS RELEASE   The Ministry of the Interior through the Office of the Minister informs the general public it has decided to partially lift the temporarary ban on the issuance of...

CPJ: Gambia orders three radio stations to cease broadcasting

Press release: January 5, 2017- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Gambian authorities to allow three independent radio stations to resume full broadcasting. Taranga FM,...

Gambian Students Association in Cyprus condemns Jammeh’s actions

PRESS RELEASE – DEC. 20th: Without any pressure or force after conceding defeat and congratulating the President elect, and also confirm that the Gambia election is...