Gambia ‘suspends political events’ over clashes

Gambia has suspended permission for rallies and other public political events after clashes allegedly between supporters of President, Adama Barrow and those of the former regime of Yahya Jammeh.

Gambian police has said in a statement that permits for political parties to campaign were on hold while it investigated two violent incidents in rural areas this week.

The first incident occurred on 08th January this year, near Mankamang Kunda, the home village of President Barrow, where supporters of the ruling United Democratic Party-UDP allegedly clashed with Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction-APRC members on a nationwide tour.

The APRC alleges its members were then attacked in separate incidents on, though police have yet to comment on the latter incident. The Gambia is set to hold local elections in April this year.

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