Africa: For All Their Power, Strongmen Are Powerless to Know When to Go
By now you should know that Africa is one dictator less. Yahya Jammeh, after two decades atop tiny Gambia is no more. The eccentric tyrant is off the swing of power. His desperate… Read more »
Africa: When Leaders Are Forced Out of Power
A week in African politics is very long. A lot of things usually happen with outcomes habitually bordering on the extreme. A protest here with the government usually responding… Read more »
Africa: The Presidential Victor in Africa in 2016 - Is It the People, Courts or Army?
In 2016, three of Africa's highest courts have been faced with inconclusive presidential elections where the result has been challenged in the highest court of the land. In March… Read more »
December 19, 2016
Africa: End of the Road for Gambia's Jammeh
On December 1, voters of the West African country of the Gambia went to the polls and the outcome was a pleasant surprise, but what was also surprising was the fact that Gambia's… Read more »
Africa: It Hurts That the Soulless Dictator of Banjul Will Not Leave, After All
In December 2009, I found myself listening to a perceptive Gambian bemoan the stupidities of His Excellency the president Sheikh Professor Al-hajj Doctor Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus… Read more »
Africa: No Errant President Will Escape ICC Trial, Says Bensouda
Bringing justice. On December 6, the International Criminal Court (ICC) commenced the long-awaited trial of Dominic Ongwen, one of the five Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel… Read more »
December 13, 2016
Africa: Then Yahya Jammeh Like the Biblical Dog, Returned to His Vomit
When the West African country, The Gambia went for Elections about a fortnight ago, I did not pay much attention. I knew it was a foregone conclusion. Yahya Jammeh the maverick… Read more »
December 07, 2016
Africa: How Can a Soldier Lose an Election Happily As in Gambia?
The events in The Gambia last week, surely, are a feast for thought. Yahya Jammeh, an eccentric, half-insane soldier who seized power 22 years ago, held an election. It was a free… Read more »
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