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Gambia’s Former President Yahya Jammeh Stole $50 Million Before Leaving For Exile

Gambia’s Former President Yahya Jammeh Stole $50 Million Before Leaving For Exile

The Gambia’s former ruler Yahya Jammeh stole at least $50m from the state, the country’s justice minister said on Monday, in the first major anti-corruption move by the country’s new president. It’s the first time the new government of the west African country has put a figure on the amount it believes Jammeh plundered from […]

Remains of Gambian Opposition Activist Solo Sandeng Exhumed

Remains of Gambian Opposition Activist Solo Sandeng Exhumed

Police in The Gambia say they have discovered the body of opposition activist Solo Sandeng, who died in custody during former President Yahya Jammeh’s rule last year. Sandeng led a peaceful opposition march for political reform on April 14, 2016, but died in detention shortly after his arrest by state security agents, unleashing a wave […]

Is Freedom Stirring in Banjul?

Is Freedom Stirring in Banjul?

“We are ready for change!” These were the words of the taxi driver who picked me up from the airport in Gambia. We had just passed a huge billboard bearing the image of President Yahya Jammeh, and when I asked the driver about his political views I had expected the caution that is typical in […]

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