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Ghana & Gambia: A tale of two elections

For a few days following the elections in Gambia and Ghana at the beginning of December, it seemed that the political landscape in West Africa would change in an unexpected way.…

Gambia: President Jammeh to concede election

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who has ruled the West African nation for 22 years since he staged a coup, will concede defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, according to the chairman of the country’s electoral commission.

Gambia’s 2016 elections explained

Gambian voters go to the polls on Thursday in an election that some are describing as the greatest challenge to President Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule.…

“If you always follow others, you can never lead” – President Yahya Jammeh

Our Deputy Editor reGina Jane Jere exclusively interviewed the Gambian President at State House in the capital Banjul, a day after he severed ties with the Commonwealth, to get to the bottom of his decision and address many other issues including dictatorship, gay and human rights, the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is headed by one of his own, and how Africa can move forward on its own terms.…