The Gambia

 
Corruption is not just an African thing
Corruption is not just an African thing
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Gambia’s deposed dictator, Yahya Jammeh, was fabulously corrupt. A new investigation by the...
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...
'No sex, no coffee, no ARVs': Former president's quackery could land him in court
'No sex, no coffee, no ARVs': Former president's quackery could land him in court
One by one the patients were called. It was often late at night, and always on a Tuesday or a Thursday.
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...
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Within hours of the death of Guinea’s president in 2008, four officers trained by the German military launched a coup d’état. Led by Captain...
The Gambia’s post-election blues
The Gambia’s post-election blues
Tens of thousands of Gambians took to the streets of the capital Banjul on December 2nd, 2017 to celebrate the electoral victory of Adama Barrow. They were also feting the end...
Cleaning up the tyrant’s mess
Cleaning up the tyrant’s mess
The plane had been waiting on the tarmac at Banjul Airport for hours, and it was late evening before President Yahya Jammeh finally arrived....
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...
So how did Mugabe get away with it? Zimbabweans look to the Gambia with envy
So how did Mugabe get away with it? Zimbabweans look to the Gambia with envy
"We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!"
Five things to know about the Gambia
Five things to know about the Gambia
The Gambia has been plunged into political turmoil since President Yahya Jammeh disputed his rival Adama Barrow's election victory.
Deaths in detention heighten Gambians' distress
Deaths in detention heighten Gambians' distress
Amid reports of deaths in detention of up to three opposition activists in the Gambia, international pressure is mounting on long-serving President...

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