Maltese police question two soldiers over shooting of migrant

VALLETTA, May 18 (Reuters) – Maltese police on Saturday said they were questioning two soldiers over a drive-by shooting in April in which an African migrant was killed. Ivorian national

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Soccer-Five talking-points from the Serie A weekend

MILAN, May 13 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly made fun of an opponent’s height, a Sassuolo player was sent off for a semi-shirtless celebration and Gambia’s Musa Barrow gave a

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UPDATE 1-Soccer-Atalanta take big step towards first Champions League

(Adds details, quotes) MILAN, May 11 (Reuters) – Atalanta took another big step towards their first Champions League participation when a 2-1 over Genoa lifted them to third in Serie

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Soccer-Atalanta take big step towards first Champions League

MILAN, May 11 (Reuters) – Atalanta took another big step towards their first Champions League participation when a 2-1 over Genoa lifted them to third in Serie A on Saturday.

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Drama turns young Gambians away from ‘desperate route to Babylon’

DAKAR, May 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Janet Badjan-Young saw how performing arts could provide unemployed young Gambians with an alternative to illegally migrating to Europe when one of her

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UPDATE 3-BP enters Gambia with exploration deal in disputed A1 block

(Adds details from petroleum minister, quote) BANJUL, April 30 (Reuters) – Gambia’s government said on Tuesday it had signed a contract with BP to explore oil and gas off its

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UPDATE 2-Gambia signs oil exploration deal with BP for A1 block

(Adds details from petroleum minister, quote) BANJUL, April 30 (Reuters) – Gambia’s government said on Tuesday it had signed a contract with BP to explore oil and gas off its

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UPDATE 1-Gambia signs oil exploration deal with BP -president’s office

(Adds context) BANJUL, April 30 (Reuters) – Gambia’s government said on Tuesday it had signed a contract with BP to explore oil and gas off its coast. The statement from

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Gambia signs oil exploration deal with BP -president’s office

April 30 (Reuters) – Gambia’s government said on Tuesday it had signed a contract with BP to explore oil and gas off its coast. The statement from President Adama Barrow’s

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Gambia ex-president Jammeh stole at least $362 mln -govt

BANJUL, March 29 (Reuters) – Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh personally stole at least $362 million from the state during his 22-year rule, the justice minister said on Friday following

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Brazil BRF chicken recall affects nine export markets – spokeswoman

SAO PAULO, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Brazilian food processor BRF SA said on Wednesday that a decision to recall fresh chicken products due to possible salmonella contamination affected nine export

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Trans-Gambia bridge a boon for trade, but a blow for local traders

* Bridge improves transport between Senegal, Gambia * But ferry owners, traders lose livelihood By Lamin Jahateh FARAFFENI/BARRA, Gambia, Jan 31 (Reuters) – A gleaming new bridge in West Africa

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Ex-president Jammeh was ‘trouble’ for Gambia from the start -1st Commission witness

BANJUL, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Yahya Jammeh was going to be “trouble” for Gambia from the moment he seized power, the first witness to a commission convened to investigate rights

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WHO confirms case of yellow fever in Netherlands, says risk low

Dec 18 (Reuters) – A case of yellow fever, an acute and contagious mosquito-borne viral disease, has been reported in a man in the Netherlands who recently travelled to Gambia

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Soccer-FIFA bans Gambia football head for four years for corruption

(Refiles to spell out ‘four’ in headline) CAPE TOWN, Dec 18 (Reuters) – FIFA has banned Seedy Kinteh, former president of the Gambia Football Federation, from all football activities for

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CORRECTED-Gambia names international advisers to tackle debt, ministry says

(Corrects description of Potomac Group in last paragraph) LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Gambia’s finance ministry has appointed advisers to help put its debt on a “sustainable path”, the finance

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UPDATE 1-France grants help to Gambia and Central Africa; pushes regional clout

* First senior government to visit Gambia since de Gaulle * France tries to boost influence in anglophone Africa * Paris warns Russia over presence in Central Africa (Adds ministers,

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Prince Charles acknowledges UK role in horror of slave trade

ACCRA, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Prince Charles acknowledged Britain’s role in the slave trade on Monday calling it an appalling atrocity that had “left an indelible stain on the history

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In push for stability, France gives 30-million-euro aid to Gambia

BANJUL, Nov 5 (Reuters) – France gave 30 million euros ($34 million) of aid to Gambia on Monday as part of efforts to support its democratic transition and ensure stability

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Britain’s Prince Charles salutes Gambia’s return to Commonwealth

BANJUL, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles congratulated Gambia on Thursday for turning its back on “autocratic” rule at home and returning to the Commonwealth fold as he began

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