[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


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.

As …

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Obama | Nigeria

Posted on Tue 25 June 2013 in Opinion • Tagged with Africa, America, Barack Obama, ECOWAS, Nigeria, USA, Oil, POTUS, President Obama, West Africa


I have been seeing some posts on the web about how Obama is again snubbing Nigeria on his 2nd Africa trip. Obama’s first trip to Africa (sub-Saharan) disappointed many in Africa as the trip was just about spending some few hours in Ghana.

This time around, he is serving …

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