Adama Barrow was re-elected on the strength of his pitch as the candidate of continuity, but faces mounting pressure for action, both from home and abroad
Only Gambia has a plan that, if everyone acted the same way, would see global heating kept to below 1.5°C.
Alpha Condé is not the first president to have his humiliation captured on camera.
Greenpeace Africa reports that the fishmeal and fish oil industry is ‘robbing the Gambia, Mauritania and Senegal of livelihoods and food’
Dumped by their employers, and then stranded by their governments, African workers in Lebanon just want to go home. But it’s not that simple
The lack of detailed information on extreme heat impacts hinders disaster response and preparedness.
Ahmed Divela was one of Ghana’s most fearless investigative journalists. This edited excerpt about his killing is from Faces of Assassination
The manner in which some Senegalese people talk about homosexuality and how they discuss Covid-19 bears a disconcerting resemblance
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
Gambian President Adama Barrow has said that he will await the report of the country’s truth commission before pursuing Jammeh’s possible extradition
Researcher Marion Volkmann-Brandau on what it took to directly link Gambia’s former dictator to rape and sexual explitation
Former president Yahya Jammeh allegedly used his position to rape and sexually assault young women, claims new report
Scientists and campaigners warn that factories in coastal villages are wreaking environmental and economic havoc.
South Africa has dropped three places in the Press Freedom Index
Having banned female genital cutting, his ousting may have been good for democracy but bad for women’s bodies.
An investigation reveals that a key Belgian institution is again involved in money-laundering
Despite the demise of a dictator and a reparations process, no one will speak out
A truth and reconciliation commission has begun to investigate alleged rights abuses during the 22-year-long rule of Yahya Jammeh
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
A new breed of African freedom fighter is emerging, challenging authoritarianism with pure ideas that seek nothing but progress through liberty
The country’s constitutional changes mirror trends where incumbents have tinkered with their constitutions, but change will come
No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job
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Togo’s beleaguered leader is the only would-be president-for-life left in the region
The Gambia, mirroring Burkina Faso in 2014, underscores the importance the youth play in overthrowing authoritarian leaders through democratic means.
The president of the tiny West African country took the oath of office at his country’s embassy in Dakar, Senegal a week ago.
While Jammeh has been ostracised by regional body Ecowas, SADC did no such thing nine years ago.
Jammeh had tightened his hold on power with the help of the National Intelligence Agency, which protects state security by conducting covert probes.
The United Nations secretary-general expressed regret on Friday that South Africa, Burundi and Gambia want to leave the International Criminal Court.
Commenters think Jammeh is looking towards the Arab world as substitute for and source of development aid.