Yahya Jammeh – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:42:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 http://nehandaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-Nehanda-Radio-Favicon-512-32x32.jpg Yahya Jammeh – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com 32 32 A look at deposed African leaders and where they are now http://nehandaradio.com/2017/11/17/look-deposed-african-leaders-now/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/11/17/look-deposed-african-leaders-now/#comments Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:46:36 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=159021 Mobutu Sese Seko

As shock continues over the fate of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who vowed to rule until death but now finds himself in military custody, here's a look at other larger-than-life African leaders who spent years in power, then lost it.

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Gambia ex-president Yahya Jammeh ‘stole $50m’ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/07/17/gambia-ex-president-yahya-jammeh-stole-50m/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/07/17/gambia-ex-president-yahya-jammeh-stole-50m/#respond Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:29:56 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=148858 Yahya Jammeh

Gambian President Adama Barrow has set up a commission to probe the assets of former leader Yahya Jammeh, accused of stealing at least $50 million from the tiny west African state.

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Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh ‘stole $50m’ from state http://nehandaradio.com/2017/05/23/gambian-ex-president-yahya-jammeh-stole-50m-state/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/05/23/gambian-ex-president-yahya-jammeh-stole-50m-state/#comments Tue, 23 May 2017 16:18:57 +0000 http://srv5s94j.gb-02.live-paas.net/?p=143999 Yahya Jammeh

The Gambia's former president stole "at least" $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said.

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Suspect arrested for the killing of a Gambian presidential guard soldier http://nehandaradio.com/2017/05/16/suspect-arrested-killing-gambian-presidential-guard-soldier/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/05/16/suspect-arrested-killing-gambian-presidential-guard-soldier/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 06:54:36 +0000 http://srv5s94j.gb-02.live-paas.net/?p=143209

A Gambian soldier, Pa Sanneh has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and killing of a member of the elite presidential guard, Toumani Jallow.

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Gambia gets first female parly speaker http://nehandaradio.com/2017/04/13/gambia-gets-first-female-parly-speaker/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/04/13/gambia-gets-first-female-parly-speaker/#comments Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:28:28 +0000 http://srv5s94j.gb-02.live-paas.net/?p=137850

The Gambia’s first female barrister was sworn in on Tuesday as National Assembly speaker, days after the African country’s United Democratic Party (UDP) emerged from decades in opposition to win an absolute parliamentary majority. Mariam Jack Denton, the first woman to be called to the Gambian Bar, thanked President Adama Barrow, who ousted long-time leader […]

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Why does Gambia’s first post-Jammeh vote matter? http://nehandaradio.com/2017/04/06/gambias-first-post-jammeh-vote-matter/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/04/06/gambias-first-post-jammeh-vote-matter/#respond Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:47:21 +0000 http://srv5s94j.gb-02.live-paas.net/?p=137191

On Thursday, Gambians will vote for members of their one-chamber parliament. They are the first polls since Yahya Jammeh left power after more than 22 years as president. Mr Jammeh sparked a political and constitutional crisis by refusing to leave office following his defeat in the December 2016 presidential election. He finally headed for exile […]

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Failure to establish a Grand coalition will be catastrophic for Zimbabwe http://nehandaradio.com/2017/03/31/failure-establish-grand-coalition-will-catastrophic-zimbabwe/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/03/31/failure-establish-grand-coalition-will-catastrophic-zimbabwe/#comments Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:00:18 +0000 http://srv5s94j.gb-02.live-paas.net/?p=136465 Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru seen here in Gweru

By Kingstone Jambawo Coalitions have been known to win elections against some of the most brutal dictatorships in the world from the likes of Augusto Pinochet of Chile to the recent ousting of the Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh. We do not need an opinion poll to measure the mood of hope and optimism among most […]

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Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh’s rule http://nehandaradio.com/2017/03/24/gambia-set-truth-commission-probe-jammehs-rule/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/03/24/gambia-set-truth-commission-probe-jammehs-rule/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:46:40 +0000 http://srv5s94j.gb-02.live-paas.net/?p=135285 Yahya Jammeh

The Gambia will set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate abuses committed during ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s rule, the justice minister has said. The finances of Mr Jammeh would also be investigated, Abubacarr Tambadou added. People would be encouraged to confess to crimes, and victims would be offered compensation, he said. The former regime […]

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Zimbabwe needs a fresh lot of heroes http://nehandaradio.com/2017/03/03/zimbabwe-needs-fresh-lot-heroes/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/03/03/zimbabwe-needs-fresh-lot-heroes/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:36:42 +0000 http://srv5s94j.gb-02.live-paas.net/?p=132417 Strive Masiyiwa

A great leader inspires the masses by overcoming hardships and working for the greater good of society. Strive Masiyiwa almost sold the shirt off his back as his 5-year legal battle against the government of Zimbabwe for a mobile network operator licence exhausted all his financial resources. He sold his car and house and begged […]

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Gambian president amends constitution http://nehandaradio.com/2017/03/02/gambian-president-amends-constitution/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/03/02/gambian-president-amends-constitution/#comments Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:50:43 +0000 http://srv5s94j.gb-02.live-paas.net/?p=132133

Gambia’s National Assembly, although dominated by members of exiled President Yaya Jammeh’s party, unanimously voted Tuesday to remove the upper age limit for presidency from the constitution, giving President Adama Barrow the leeway to appoint his pick of vice president. Barrow had announced the appointment of 68-year-old Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang as vice president but reversed […]

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Zim ‘won’t tolerate Maimane’s senseless insults’ – minister http://nehandaradio.com/2017/02/24/zim-wont-tolerate-maimanes-senseless-insults-minister/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/02/24/zim-wont-tolerate-maimanes-senseless-insults-minister/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:45:32 +0000 http://srv5s94j.gb-02.live-paas.net/?p=131433 President Robert Mugabe (Picture by AFP)

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly slammed Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane for “attacking” President Robert Mugabe and “meddling in the country’s internal affairs”. This came after media reports on Wednesday indicated that Maimane had called on Mugabe, 93, to be forcibly removed from power in the same way that Gambia’s former leader Yahya Jammeh […]

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The Gambia: Jammeh’s spy master Yankuba Badjie arrested http://nehandaradio.com/2017/02/23/gambia-jammehs-spy-master-yankuba-badjie-arrested/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/02/23/gambia-jammehs-spy-master-yankuba-badjie-arrested/#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:36:41 +0000 http://srv5s94j.gb-02.live-paas.net/?p=131170 Yahya Jammeh

Gambia’s former spymaster and head of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Yankuba Badjie, has been arrested. Rights groups say the NIA was involved in the disappearance and torture of critics of ex-President Yahya Jammeh. Mr Badjie is the first of Mr Jammeh’s security officials to be taken into custody by the new government. Mr Jammeh […]

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With Zimbabwe’s 2018 elections, SADC may want to regain its credibility http://nehandaradio.com/2017/02/20/zimbabwes-2018-elections-sadc-may-want-regain-credibility/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/02/20/zimbabwes-2018-elections-sadc-may-want-regain-credibility/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:03:52 +0000 http://srv5s94j.gb-02.live-paas.net/?p=130731 Tanonoka Joseph Whande

By Tanonoka Joseph Whande The Gambia is today picking up the pieces after a dictator of 22 years was voted out by the people and fled to the sanctuary of another despot in Equatorial Guinea. Like all dictators, the then president, Yahya Jammeh, flirted to deceive by accepting defeat then refusing to leave office. As […]

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The Gambia: President Barrow sworn in at packed stadium http://nehandaradio.com/2017/02/19/gambia-president-barrow-sworn-packed-stadium/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/02/19/gambia-president-barrow-sworn-packed-stadium/#comments Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:56:31 +0000 http://srv5s94j.gb-02.live-paas.net/?p=130485 The Gambia has formally sworn in its new elected President, Adama Barrow, in front of a crowd of thousands including African heads of state.

The Gambia has formally sworn in its new elected President, Adama Barrow, in front of a crowd of thousands including African heads of state.

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Gambia’s President Barrow scraps Jammeh’s four-day week http://nehandaradio.com/2017/02/05/gambias-president-barrow-scraps-jammehs-four-day-week/ http://nehandaradio.com/2017/02/05/gambias-president-barrow-scraps-jammehs-four-day-week/#comments Sun, 05 Feb 2017 02:55:58 +0000 http://srv5s94j.gb-02.live-paas.net/?p=128464 Adama Barrow

The Gambia’s new president has scrapped the four-day week introduced by his predecessor Yahya Jammeh. In a statement Adama Barrow said that public sector employees would now have to work a half-day on Fridays too. Four years ago, Mr Jammeh had said the country’s mainly Muslim population should use Fridays to pray, socialise and tend […]

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