Truth First, Reconciliation Later
After decades of dictatorship, Gambia has launched a truth commission. But in a country where some victims were also perpetrators, delivering justice to all won’t be easy.
Gambia’s Ousted Dictator Is Living the Good Life in a Palace in Equatorial Guinea
Yahya Jammeh has kept a low profile since he was run out of Banjul in January. FP finds him holed up at a luxurious villa in another African kleptocracy.
The Fall of Africa’s Loneliest Despot
How West Africa forced out Gambia's dictator, and strengthened its democracy, without firing a shot.
Gambia’s Neighbors Reportedly Prepare Troops to Oust Brutal and Bizarre Dictator
But President Jammeh is ‘digging in for a long fight.’
The Real Reason Gambia’s President Isn’t Stepping Down
First he conceded defeat. Then he challenged the legitimacy of the vote. What explains the flip-flop that is threatening the stability of this tiny African country?
The Biggest Election Surprise of the Year May Actually Be in West Africa
How Gambia’s dictator lost his own election to a former London retail security guard.
Is the International Criminal Court Crumbling Before Our Eyes?
With three African countries giving notice that they intend to abandon the ICC, a coordinated exodus might soon be coming.
Gambia: The ICC Should Be Called the International Caucasian Court
Gambia is the latest country to leave the ICC>
The Worst Dictatorship You’ve Never Heard Of
Gambia is facing its biggest protest movement in years. It will either be a breakthrough or a bloodbath.