In early December, the International Court of Justice heard arguments filed by the Gambia against Myanmar for violations of the Genocide Convention. This included a request for “provisional measures”, asking that the UN court immediately order Myanmar to cease genocidal activities and to report to it within four months. Under the 1948 Genocide Convention any […]
The constitution puts him on fairly firm ground but citizens of post-dictatorship Gambia are determined to hold their leader to account
The commission will hold witness hearings into Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year era of oppression, opening the way to prosecuting those responsible
Gambian President Adama Barrow might have managed to succeed the longtime leader, but the West African nation remains divided along ethnic lines
No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job
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Seldom has an election given rise to so much hope on the African continent as the one that placed Adama Barrow at the helm of the Gambia.
The Gambia, mirroring Burkina Faso in 2014, underscores the importance the youth play in overthrowing authoritarian leaders through democratic means.
Jammeh had tightened his hold on power with the help of the National Intelligence Agency, which protects state security by conducting covert probes.