The Gambia


Migrant Crisis In Europe: Crossing The Mediterranean Sea

There are thousands of people trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy illegally every year. Among them, the majority are Nigerians who flee their home country to Europe, mainly through Libya. Similarly, people from Bangladesh, Guinea, Gambia, Senegal, and Morocco also join the troop of risky crossing, Bloomberg reports. […]


Italian Coastguard Rescue Over 400 Refugees In Mediterranean Sea

Over 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea last Saturday, according to the Italian Coast Guard. The refugees, most of whom were from Gambia, Senegal and Nigeria, were picked up off the Libyan Coast by the Italian Coast Guard. Despite the success of the operation, it is clear that […]


The Gambia’s Next Step Towards Peace Must Be Measured

The election of Adama Barrow as President in The Gambia represented a shift from the brutal regime of Yahya Jammeh, where human rights concerns ran rampant. The progress made by the Barrow presidency could help to aid a population where about one-third of the population live with an income of […]


Newly Elected Gambian Government Announces Truth And Reconciliation Commission

On March 24, Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou announced the creation of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the purpose of investigating crimes committed under the rule of The Gambia’s recently departed dictator, Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh’s dramatic final weeks saw him briefly supporting the results of an election in which […]


Waning Strength Of The International Criminal Court?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) seated in the Netherlands has recently suffered numerous blows to its legitimacy as African nations like Burundi, the Gambia, and South Africa all vowed to leave the Court in 2016. The countries’ decisions to withdraw from the Rome Statute, or the foundational legal document of […]


Gambia’s New President, Still In Senegal, Names Female VP

On January 23, 2017, Halifa Sallah, spokesperson for the Coalition 2016 party, declared that Gambian President, Adama Barrow has chosen Aja Fatouma Tambajang  to be the Vice President for the nation. President Barrow, is still in Senegal after President Yahya Jammeh stepped down as President. Both President Barrow and Vice […]


Gambian President Adama Barrow To Deal With The Mess Left Behind By Exiled Jammeh

After finally accepting defeat to Adama Barrow in The Gambia’s December 2016 election, Yahya Jammeh left The Gambia for Equitorial Guinea, thus ending his 22-year reign and his long drawn-out defeat. Having initially accepted the election results that Barrow defeat Jammeh with 45.5% of the vote against Jammeh’s 36.7%, Jammeh […]