Charges occur in The Gambia's attempted coup d'état to overthrow President Yahya Jammeh.
The Gambia warns ousted leader Yahya Jammeh not to return to the country, saying his safety cannot be guaranteed if he returns without permission, a government spokesman says. A spokesman for Jammeh's party says he could arrive back at any time from exile in Equatorial Guinea.
Gambian President Adama Barrow removes "Islamic" from the country's official name. The Gambia will now officially be called The Republic of The Gambia. Barrow also vows to reform the National Intelligence Agency, accused by human rights groups of forced disappearances and torture under Yahya Jammeh.
Defeated dictator Yahya Jammeh vows to contest the election results in The Gambian supreme court. [http:--www.itv.com-news-update-2016-12-11-gambian-president-to-contest-election-loss-in-supreme-court- (ITV News)]date=August 2019
This week, the Gambia and Tanzania outlawed child marriages. Friday, the Tanzanian High Court — in a case filed by the "Msichana Initiative", a lobbying group that advocates for girls' right to education — ruled in favor of protecting girls from the harms of early marriage. And during a feast ending the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday, The Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announced that child and forced marriages are banned. Jammeh called on the National Assembly to quickly take up the issue.
Two former military chiefs in The Gambia are charged over an alleged plot to remove President Yahya Jammeh from office in 2006; critics say the government is manipulating coup allegations for its own gain.