Africa News Headlines – Democratic Transition in the Gambia

This is a compilation of recent news headlines about the democratic transition in the Republic of the Gambia and the arrival of President Adama Barrow in Banjul. Why tiny Gambia’s political transition holds outsized meaning for many Africans Source: Christian Science Monitor Gambia finally welcomes its first new president in two decades Source: Quartz ‘New’ …

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Scribe Strategies & Advisors Retained by New Government of the Gambia

Scribe Strategies & Advisors Retained by New Government of the Gambia Troubled Transition from Jammeh to Barrow Contrasts with Trump Inaugural (WASHINGTON, January 20, 2017) — Scribe Strategies & Advisors today announced that it has been engaged by the new Government of the Republic of the Gambia to represent its interests in the United States. …

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Africa News Headlines – Crisis in the Gambia – 19 January 2017

This is a compilation of recent news headlines about the electoral and political crisis in the Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down despite having been defeated at the polls on December 1 by challenger Adama Barrow, who was sworn in today as the Gambia’s legitimate head of state at the Gambian Embassy …

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West Africa prepares military action against Gambia’s Jammeh

Abdul-Jalilu Ateku, University of Nottingham In further escalation of the post-election crisis in The Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just a day before his official mandate was due to come to an end. The announcement followed reports that a Nigerian warship was deployed off the Gambian coast while a regional military …

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Why Gambia is not ideal to host Africa’s human rights watchdog

Rosa Freedman, University of Birmingham and Jonathan Fisher, University of Birmingham When one thinks of human rights in Africa, The Gambia might spring to mind as an example of a country with a domestic record of grave violations. It is therefore rather surprising that the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights continues to be …

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