Hundreds of mourners assembled for the low-key event, which was initially intended to be a private family ceremony.
Jawara led the Gambia to Independence on 18th February 1965 until July 1994 when he was ousted in a coup led by ex President Yahya Jammeh
The fire broke out around 2:00 am and spread fast, although there were no known casualties reported
The "dead city" protests -- bringing cities to a lockdown -- are one method used by anglophone separatists
In the first hearing, an investigator said that Bashir had admitted to receiving at least $90 million in cash from Saudi royals in recent years
President Macky Sall has described Dansokho as "a great warrior for liberty, democracy and the progress of peoples"
The accident involving an 18-passenger Toyota bus and a truck transporting a container happened in Kwara state
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who already headed the TMC, was sworn in as the new soveriegn council's chairman