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
Alpha Condé is not the first president to have his humiliation captured on camera.
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
At least in the short term, it looks unlikely that Jammeh will face either his victims or consequences for human rights abuses
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
An investigation reveals that a key Belgian institution is again involved in money-laundering
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
Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh will be the first African head of state to be tried for violating the rights of HIV-positive people.
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After forcing out Jammeh, The Gambia must fix what he broke
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.
Here are five things to know about the small West African nation.
Jammeh had tightened his hold on power with the help of the National Intelligence Agency, which protects state security by conducting covert probes.
The government said on Saturday that the US and Britain were behind a ‘shameless’ smear campaign after Gambia left the Commonwealth.
Voting in local government elections has begun but more than half of the ruling party’s seats will go unchallenged due to an opposition boycott.
Yahya Jammeh scored a landslide win in presidential polls on Friday, securing a fourth term at the helm of the tiny state.
Friend of Jermaine Jackson, mystic who ‘cures’ Aids and autocratic leader of winter sun destination, Yahya Jammeh expected to win again.
Gambia’s election campaign has wrapped up with rival presidential candidates staging rallies in the tiny capital Banjul ahead of polls.
Not content with his current titles — His Excellency, the President, Sheik, professor, Alhaji, Doctor — Yahya Jammeh wants to be crowned King.
Amnesty International said on Tuesday it was working with senior Gambian officials to secure the unconditional and immediate release of its two reseachers held without charge since the weekend. The researchers for the London-based human rights watchdog were freed on bail late on Monday after their arrest on Saturday.
Mozambique’s Roman Catholic archbishop has accused European condom manufacturers of deliberately infecting their products with HIV ”in order to finish quickly the African people”. The archbishop of Maputo, Francisco Chimoio, told the BBC that he had specific information about a plot to kill off Africans.