- Vol 54 No 17
- 23rd August 2013
The President clamps down on the media, sacks officials and raises tension with Senegal but his US backing may be weakening
- Vol 53 No 19
- 21st September 2012
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’ advice from marabouts or use of grigri (magic).
- Vol 53 No 8
- 13th April 2012
After President Yahya Jammeh’s victory in November’s presidential poll surprised nobody, the parliamentary elections of 29 March were similarly predictable. Anticipating fraud, the five major opposition parties boycotted the polls. They thought abstentio...
- Vol 53 No 6
- 16th March 2012
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?
- Vol 53 No 4
- 17th February 2012
Although the President has consolidated his power, there is no let up in pressure on the media
- Vol 52 No 23
- 18th November 2011
The President can rely on foreign friends and weak opponents to stay in
- Vol 51 No 24
- 3rd December 2010
As he plans to install himself as monarch, President Jammeh has cut ties with Tehran over a mysterious arms shipment
- Vol 51 No 15
- 23rd July 2010
The enforced celebration of 'Freedom Day' on 22 July, the 16th anniversary of President Yahya Jammeh's coup, prompted protests by exiles and human rights groups, who say the regime is increasingly repressive and that Banjul has become a regional centre fo...
- Vol 50 No 22
- 6th November 2009
The President's threats against human rights activists should spoil his welcome at the Commonwealth summit and elsewhere
- Vol 50 No 15
- 24th July 2009
Few outsiders are prepared to support the doughty opponents of Yahya Jammeh's corrupt and brutal regime