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Gambian Emerges as Frontrunner for ICC Chief Prosecutor

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Fatou Bensouda of Gambia has emerged as the leading candidate to become the next chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. The 50-year-old Bensouda is the deputy to the ICC’s current chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, whose nine-year term ends in June. Bensouda has previously served as an adviser and trial attorney at the ICC Tribunal […]

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Gambian President Wins Re-Election

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has won re-election in a poll that has been condemned by the region’s main economic bloc. Election officials announced Friday that Mr. Jammeh had won with 72 percent of the vote. Main opposition leader Ousainu Darboe came in second with 17 percent and independent candidate Hamat Bah took 10 percent. The […]

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Early Results: Gambian President Headed to Re-Election

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Preliminary results show Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is headed to re-election in a poll that has been condemned by the region’s main economic bloc. Election officials said Friday that Mr. Jammeh had won 75 percent of the vote with about half of the votes counted. Main opposition leader Ousainu Darboe had about 15 percent and […]

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Gambian Leader Runs for Re-Election in Criticized Poll

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh says he is confident he will earn a new five-year term in a presidential election that has been condemned by the region’s main economic bloc. Mr. Jammeh Thursday told reporters voters would re-elect him based on his record since taking power in a coup 17 years ago. The president said he […]

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Gambian Leader Runs for Re-Election in Criticized Poll

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Gambians went to the polls Thursday for a presidential election expected to result in another term for incumbent Yahya Jammeh. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said this week the vote cannot be considered fair, citing alleged intimidation of voters and ruling party control of the media. The chairman of Gambia’s election commission […]

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Gambian Election Commission Chief Denies Presidential Poll Will be Unfair

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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The polls are open in Gambia, where political observers expect President Yahya Jammeh to win another five-year term after the opposition failed to form a coalition to challenge him. The chairman of Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission has rejected claims by a bloc of West African nations that conditions on the ground are not conducive to […]

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Regional Group Says Gambia’s Presidential Election Will Be Unfair

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Gambia holds a presidential election Thursday which a West African regional bloc already says will not be free and fair. Political observers expect President Yahya Jammeh to win another five year term after the opposition failed to form a coalition to challenge him. The 15-nation Economic Community of West African States is refusing to send […]

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Regional Group Warns of Unfair Elections in Gambia

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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A West African regional bloc says it is withholding election monitors from Thursday’s presidential elections in Gambia because it does not expect the vote to be held in a free and fair manner. The 15-nation Economic Community of West African States said Wednesday pre-election conditions were not “conducive for the conduct of free, fair and […]

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Gambian Opposition Candidate Predicts Victory in Presidental Elections

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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A leading Gambian opposition candidate says he is confident that he can unseat incumbent President Yahya Jammeh, who is seeking a fourth term in the country’s presidential elections on Thursday. Veteran opposition leader Ousainu Darboe tells VOA that he will win because Gambians are disenchanted with Mr. Jammeh’s leadership and are looking for change. President […]

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Gambia’s President Seeks 4th Term

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Gambia’s longtime ruler, who has said only God can remove him from power, is seeking a fourth term in a presidential election this Thursday. President Yahya Jammeh is expected to extend his rule, after opposition candidates failed to create a coalition in a bid to unseat him. While campaigning earlier this month, Mr. Jammeh said […]

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