On August 1, 2017, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met in Beijing with visiting Foreign Minister Ousainou Darboe of Gambia.
The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa that is entirely surrounded by Senegal except for its coastline on the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. It is the smallest country in mainland Africa. The Gambia is situated on either side of the Gambia River, the nation’s namesake, which […]
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville – on Gambia We are concerned at the three-year prison sentences handed down last week to 30 members of the main opposition party in Gambia, including its leader Ousainou Darboe, following their participation in peaceful protests in mid-April. We also remain deeply concerned […]
John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs The United States condemns the harsh sentences handed out to 30 people this week in The Gambia, including a U.S. citizen, for protesting peacefully. These sentences followed trials that raise legitimate questions about the degree to which they were fair and observed due process. […]