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Population: 1.91 mn.
GDP: $0.92 bn.
Debt: $0.52 bn.

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Jammeh tilts the playing field

An increasingly isolated and paranoid President has become even more dictatorial in the lead-up to national elections

The last time Gambia went to the polls, in November 2011, the incumbent President Yahya Jammeh won 72% of the vote, crushing two below-par opposition coalitions. The Commonwealth a...

Coup plotters sentenced

A five-member court martial headed by High Court Judge Emmanuel A. Amadi, a Nigerian, on 30 March sentenced six Gambian soldiers convicted of the 31 December attempted coup. All we...

Jammeh cracks the whip

The consequences of the failed coup are proving dire for peaceful dissent as a wave of secret detentions takes place

The repercussions of December's failed coup against President Yahya Jammeh are still being felt in Gambia and in the United States. One of the most prominent democracy campaigners,...

Unacceptable demands

President Jammeh cuts Gambia’s diplomatic relations with Taiwan after his demands for millions of dollars were rebuffed

President Yahya Jammeh’s decision to cut diplomatic ties with Taipei came as a surprise, according to Taipei’s diplomats. Other officials, however, believe the move was...


Jammeh tightens the screw

The President clamps down on the media, sacks officials and raises tension with Senegal but his US backing may be weakening

President Yahya Jammeh likes to be seen to be in charge, active and striking everywhere. This month alone he has sacked three ministers, while the former Chief Justice, Joseph Wowo...

Jammeh’s execution spree

What prompted President Yahya Jammeh to start eliminating all the residents of death row in Banjul’s infamous Mile Two Jail? Some attribute it to his heavy dependence on ‘spiritual...

Opposition poll boycott

After President Yahya Jammeh’s victory in November’s presidential poll surprised nobody, the parliamentary elections of 29 March were similarly predictable. Anticipating fraud, th...

Friends reunited?

Could President Yahya Jammeh, who has run one of the region’s most corrupt and brutal regimes since 1994, be planning to reopen diplomatic relations with Iran?

No freedom of the press

Although the President has consolidated his power, there is no let up in pressure on the media

The announcement by United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on 9 February that Gambia’s putschist President Yahya Jammeh had requested UN assistance in the case of...

Fatou Bensouda

Chief Prosecutor, ICC

After heavy lobbying by the African Union, the International Criminal Court chose Fatou Bensouda of Gambia as the new ICC Chief Prosecutor. Her nine-year term begins in June, when ...

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