The Gambia

 
'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.
Doublespeak in country of the abused
Doublespeak in country of the abused
The Gambia’s justice minister is set to address African parliamentarians on human rights, despite serious allegations of abuses in her own country....
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...
Scepticism greets the Gambia's Islamic republic status
Scepticism greets the Gambia's Islamic republic status
The Gambia has been declared an Islamic republic by President Yahya Jammeh, who said he wanted to further distance the West African state from its...
Accusations of 'state-sponsored' homophobic arrests in the Gambia
Accusations of 'state-sponsored' homophobic arrests in the Gambia
Amnesty International accused the Gambia on Tuesday of torturing citizens arrested in the latest crackdown on homosexuality in the conservative West...

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