Gambia: Returning From Libyan Detention, Young Gambians Try to Change the Migration Exodus Mindset
Mustapha Sallah knows all about taking the "back way", the Gambian expression for migrating to Europe, a journey that for many citizens comes to a brutal halt in a Libyan jail. Read more »
Gambia: One Year On, Victims of Gambian Dictator Demand Justice
Ayeshah was just 14 when her father went missing in 2005, never to be seen again. He was a relative of Gambian autocrat Yahya Jammeh, but he had made the fatal mistake of telling… Read more »
September 01, 2017
Africa: Why I'm Proud to Be African Today
It's not easy to get a sitting president to leave office. In some cases, corruption, violence, and institutional inertia have conspired to keep some African presidents in office… Read more »
July 20, 2017
Africa: Meet the Migrants Under Pressure to Leave Europe
The Gambia's leader of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, used to give Gambians good cause for claiming asylum, even if the majority were fleeing poverty rather than persecution. Read more »
April 13, 2017
Gambia: Citizens Seek Justice After Jammeh's Fall
A year ago, opposition activist Solo Sandeng led the first march in over decade to call for free elections in Gambia. Although the demonstration was a catalyst for the ouster of… Read more »
March 28, 2017
Gambia: New Gambia, New Migration?
"I am very happy to be home," said 18-year-old Mohammed Nyabally, sitting on the steps of his uncle's house in Serekunda, a town near The Gambia's coast. Read more »
February 08, 2017
Gambia: Can Barrow Deliver On the Promise of a 'New Gambia'?
The Gambia's new president, Adama Barrow, received a hero's welcome when he returned to Banjul after his makeshift inauguration in neighbouring Senegal at the end of January. Read more »
January 24, 2017
Gambia: Bye Bye Jammeh - Hope and Challenges in the Gambia
Only disgraced ex-president Yahya Jammeh's most hardcore supporters turned up to watch as he boarded a private jet at the weekend for exile in Equatorial Guinea. Some soldiers and… Read more »
January 20, 2017
Africa: Promoting Peace By Waging War - African Interventionism
Africa, the world's poorest continent, faces many security challenges. But its leaders are not slow to intervene in crises when they can, as Yahya Jammeh in the Gambia is now… Read more »
December 06, 2016
Gambia: The Challenge of Building "New Gambia"
Last Friday, the unbelievable happened in Gambia: after 22 years of autocratic rule, Yahya Jammeh peacefully conceded defeat in a historic presidential election. By Monday, 19… Read more »
November 28, 2016
Gambia: Will a United Opposition Finally Unseat Gambia's Strongman?
Yahya Jammeh looks to extend his 22 years in power in elections this week Read more »
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