African Leaders Speak at UN General Assembly (Part 1)

The 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly convened earlier this week. As noted on the UN web site, “The annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly is the occasion for world leaders to gather at UN Headquarters to discuss global issues.” The theme of the general debate this year is “Focusing …

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Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate?

Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There is much to celebrate as the world marks International Day of Democracy. The last year has seen important democratic breakthroughs in Africa. In Gambia an entrenched autocrat was forced from power. In Ghana, a sitting president lost an election for the first time. In just the last few weeks, …

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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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