[Updated]Enough is enough: Gambians put faith in democracy as Yahya Jammeh ousted at ballot box

Posted on Wed 04 January 2017 in Africa • Tagged with politics, Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, Adama Barrow, West Africa, ECOWAS

Marloes Janson, SOAS, University of London

[Update]

January 04, 2017 - Since the time that this article was first published on December 6, 2016, Gambia's Yahya Jammeh has gone on state TV to reject the results of the election that he lost. Citing irregularities, he has called for fresh elections.

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There is good as well as bad news about the state of governance in Africa

Posted on Mon 10 October 2016 in Africa • Tagged with politics, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, South Africa, Ghana, Mauritus, Rwanda, Uganda, Paul Kagame, Libya, Robert Mugabe

Africa Governance 2016 image from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation: 2016 IIAG Index Report

Yarik Turianskyi

Declining safety and deterioration in the rule of law are holding back progress in governance in Africa. This is according to the latest Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

The index, started by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation a decade …


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