A reminder to Africans on the imperative need to move beyond the liberalist mere discourse of rights, towards an objective and concrete overhaul of their material condition. Alieu Bah here used his country, The Gambia as a pretext as to the failure of that liberal Democratic model and contemplating the complicity of the new kind of African activist in this scheme of neocolonialism.
The Gambia has a unique system of voting that does not involve the use of paper ballots in casting votes – instead it uses marbles.
African countries need to make a concerted effort to establish a continental two-term policy.
The Rohingya case before the International Court of Justice is politically and legally significant.
The Gambia successfully filed a case at the International Court of Justice on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation that accuses Myanmar of a genocide campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Locals accuse a fishmeal factory of polluting their waters.
The Gambia has become the 22nd country to approve the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). This means that the minimum threshold has been met for the agreement to finally come into force.
Last week, Yahya Jammeh boarded a private jet leaving The Gambia after 22 years at the helm of the small West African country. Jammeh’s departure came after protracted negotiations and a swift military intervention led by the regional body, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). His departure has been widely applauded and hailed as a monumental step, which could bode well for democracy and renewal in The Gambia. President Adama Barrow is expected in the country today, and there’s hope that President Barrow’s arrival will usher in a new beginning in a country which has had only two leaders since its independence attained in 1965.
In a few days U.S. President Barack Obama will leave office paving way for President-elect Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated on Friday, 20 January 2017. Ghana recently witnessed a smooth transfer of power with the inauguration of President Nana Akufo-Addo. In The Gambia, things are not so quite clear, President Yahya Jammeh who lost last year’s election is supposed to leave office paving way for the victor, President-elect Adama Barrow. The inauguration is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 19 January 2017 when Jammeh’s term officially ends. The country is on tenterhooks as President Jammeh remains resolute that he will challenge the election result, despite having initially accepted defeat, and pledging to oversee a smooth transfer of power.