Gambia

 
No truth for Gambia’s queer people
No truth for Gambia’s queer people
Gambia is accounting for its past. Two years after the end of Yahya Jammeh’s brutal 23-year rule, the country’s Truth, Reconciliation and...
Gambia truth commission starts to address Jammeh-era rights abuses
Gambia truth commission starts to address Jammeh-era rights abuses
A truth and reconciliation commission has begun to investigate alleged rights abuses during the 22-year-long rule of Yahya Jammeh. Authorities...
Digging up the dead: A how-to guide
Digging up the dead: A how-to guide
It is not a good day to be digging up the dead. On this particular Wednesday in November, a hot wind blows through central Pretoria, stirring up...
Gambia launches probe into ex-dictator's abuse
Gambia launches probe into ex-dictator's abuse
The West African state of The Gambia on Monday launched an 11-member truth commission tasked with shedding light on summary executions, disappearances, torture, rape and other crimes under regime of ousted dictator Yahya Jammeh....
The Gambia after Yahya Jammeh: Reconciliation no easy task
The Gambia after Yahya Jammeh: Reconciliation no easy task
The former president of The Gambia, Yahya...
The flame of justice flickers on
The flame of justice flickers on
Something amazing is happening in Africa. There is no doubt about that. It’s bigger than the forecasted economic boom and it’s bigger than the...
The silver lining in Ali Bongo's power grab in Gabon
The silver lining in Ali Bongo's power grab in Gabon
Despite Gabon’s vast oil wealth a third of its...
Africa waves some leaders goodbye, but is the democratic deficit any narrower?
Africa waves some leaders goodbye, but is the democratic deficit any narrower?
At a time where Africa has seen a few long-standing leaders exit, the issue of change in power is occupying minds of citizens as well as those in...
​Africa for optimists: 2017 in review
​Africa for optimists: 2017 in review
It’s easy to get beaten down by negative headlines, and there are more than enough of those to go around. But look carefully and 2017 has...
West Africa slays its dinosaurs
West Africa slays its dinosaurs
Two years ago, in Accra, Ghana’s seaside capital, leaders from 15 West African countries gathered to decide the region’s political future.
Who will follow Ecowas's example next?
Who will follow Ecowas's example next?
After over two decades in power, Yahyah Jammeh finally stepped down as president of the Gambia on January 21 2017. The former army lieutenant who...
Gambia's Adama Barrow returns to capital, ending days of anxious waiting
Gambia's Adama Barrow returns to capital, ending days of anxious waiting
Gambia's new president, Adama Barrow, has returned to the capital Banjul on Thursday, days after long-standing ruler Yahya Jammeh, who initially...

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