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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# gambia

Last year
# Last Four
Lyon striker scores twice in eight minutes to send Cameroon into AFCON semi-final
It was the hosts’ first game at the tournament since the deadly crush in Yaounde.
# Report
Gambia capitalise on Naby Keita's absence as Guinea crash out of AFCON
The Liverpool midfielder was suspended for his side’s stunning loss to the lowest-ranked team remaining.
# All Square
Gambia score late equaliser penalty against Mali as both sides look set to progress at AFCON
Ibrahima Kone put Mali in front before Musa Barrow drew the sides level in the 90th minute.
# messy
More chaos at AFCON as wrong anthem played three times before Gambia defeat Mauritania
There were two unsuccessful attempts made to play the Mauritanian national anthem before a third one was also abandoned.
All time
# all good things
Dishwasher becomes partner at one of world's best restaurants in reward for loyal service
Gambian-born Ali Sonko has worked at Copenhagen’s Noma since 2003.
# access
Gambian people are using the Irish Credit Union system to get themselves out of poverty
‘I didn’t have to go to the US for a job, I’m now self-employed thanks to the Credit Union’.
# West Africa
Exiled Gambian leader 'stole millions' from country in his final weeks of power
Yahya Jammeh flew out of The Gambia on Saturday.
# hell no he wont go
Gambians fear another U-turn after leader promises to step down again
Yahya Jammeh promised he would leave the country on national TV this morning.
# unrest
Irish people told to avoid Gambia as West Africa troops prepare to move in
Yesterday a department official confirmed that it was making contact with “the very small number of Irish citizens” who were in the country.
# Evacuation
Department of Foreign Affairs making contact with 'very small number' of Irish citizens in Gambia
Tour operators have begun evacuating tourists.
# shock victory
A former Argos security guard has just toppled an African tyrant
The 22-year-rule of Yahya Jammeh has ended.
# Child brides
'Try it tomorrow and see': Gambian president promises 20-year jail terms for child marriage
“The Imam and those that preside over the marriage ceremony would also be sent to jail. If you want to know whether what I am saying is true or not, try it tomorrow and see.”
# Senegal
This African village is under siege by marauding killer hippos
The village of Gouloumbou in Senegal has seen countless fishermen maimed or killed by hippos in recent years.
# dropping the knife
Photos: Why these 9 women stopped carrying out female genital mutilation on young girls
Some 78% of girls and women in The Gambia undergo female circumcision – but that figure is slowly dropping.
Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights
The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.
# anti-gay laws
Gambia President: LGBT stands for leprosy, gonorrhoea, bacteria and tuberculosis
Speaking today on State television, Yahya Jammeh referred to homosexuals as “vermin”.