A new president brings the promise of an end to repression and freeing up development aid, frozen because of human rights concerns.
For 22 years, Jammeh, a former junior army officer, mixed charm and generosity with the threat of violence to maintain a firm grip on power
Voting against Jammeh on Thursday was a rare show of defiance against a leader who human rights groups say routinely crushes dissent.
Gambian opposition leader Adama Barrow said he was still waiting for an official result from the commission but that his own count showed he had won.
EU observers were barred and activists accused President Yahya Jammeh Jammeh of trying to 'control any sort of information sharing'.
The opposition relies on messaging applications and texts to organise mobile rallies that have seen roads blocked repeatedly over the last week.
Any longer-term threat to President Yahya Jammeh - though immediately improbable - is likely to come from within the ruling elite.
Media freedom is crucial prior to 1 December polls but that has not stopped Gambia's strongman from arresting journalists.
The Gambian government acknowledged the death of Solo Sandeng in a court affidavit, citing the causes of death as “shock” and “respiratory failure.”
Solo Sandengdied was arrested and detained on Thursday by riot police
This list does have the usual suspects—but also others you wouldn’t think of immediately. More than 30% of Africa’s wealth could be held offshore
China formally re-established relations with Gambia on Thursday, two years after the W. African state severed ties with Taiwan -and its all power play
Guinea's Sekou Toure basically kidnapped the American diplomats in his country, and used them to bargain with Ghana to release its Foreign minister
Citizens are still allowed to follow any faith they choose and no dress code will be imposed.
What Obama gets in foreign gifts—including this rather cheeky one from ex-Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan
Every year the US government publishes a list of who have what--and African leaders would just not be African leaders if they did not feature.
Contrary to misplaced beliefs, South Africans’ blood remains warmly African, says country's president
Gambia's Jammeh expels European Union diplomat, asks ICC to investigate death of African migrants at sea
Jammeh has flip-flopped on the issue of migrants, saying they were not good Muslims, then offering Muslim boat people in South East Asia sanctuary.
Jammeh likes Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants, but despises the Africans attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea, including many from Gambia.
The president-for-life project in Africa seems to have become bolder, and is fighting back on the continent.