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EU pledges 75 million euro aid to Gambia after two-year suspension | Reuters

By Lamin Jahateh | BANJUL BANJUL The European Union pledged 75 million euros (£63.8 million) on Thursday to Gambia’s new government, two years after suspending aid due to human rights abuses by former President Yahya Jammeh. The EU froze 33 million euros in aid to Gambia, one of the world’s poorest countries, after Jammeh’s government introduced a tough law against …

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Gambia will reverse its ICC withdrawal, EU official says

Gambia’s new president confirms the West African country will reverse its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, a European Union official said Thursday. The country’s previous ruler began the formal process of withdrawal last year. The EU commissioner for international co-operation and development, Neven Mimica, announced the news on Twitter after meeting new President Adama Barrow. “Excellent news,” Mimica said. …

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Mandate of regional force in The Gambia extended

The mandate of the ECOWAS regional force in The Gambia has been extended for another three months. This is according to the office of newly elected President Adama Barrow which also indicated that the standby force has integrated itself into the security and military fabric of the country. Last month, a senior UN official said that Barrow had requested the …

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West African troops get three-month Gambia extension

By Afp Published: 06:47 EST, 9 February 2017 | Updated: 06:47 EST, 9 February 2017 West African troops have had their mandate extended for three more months in The Gambia, as President Adama Barrow carries out large-scale reforms of the army and intelligence services. The troops are currently deployed as part of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) …

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Welcome, EU Commissioner – The Point

Welcome, EU CommissionerThe PointWe would like to welcome the European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, to The Gambia under the new dispensation, to attend an EU-Gambia support initiative, where he is expected to sign a financial … and more » Source link

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