When presidents and rulers refuse to give up their positions, what kind of citizen and global response does this generate? What steps need to be taken for democracy to come back into effect?
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 […]
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 […]
There is a better future awaiting the small West African country of Gambia, as it welcomes new President Adama Barrow. The former colony has Britain’s full support, and as the country begins it’s move forward following more than two decades of trails, the people of Gambia will finally see the […]
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 […]
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 […]
It is exactly one week since Adama Barrow made his triumphant entry into Gambia in a revolution that can be likened to the 1688 Glorious Revolution in England. Jubilant crowds of Gambians came out to welcome their newly elected President and messages came pouring in from the national and international […]