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28 April 2017
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07 Apr 2017
The Gambia holds historic post-Jammeh election
Gambians voted on Thursday in the first parliamentary elections since long-time leader Yahya Jammeh left power, electing lawmakers who could make or break a raft of reforms promised by the new...
06 Apr 2017
Gambians vote in first post-Jammeh parliamentary poll
Voters in The Gambia are casting their ballots in the first election since the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, with multiple parties poised to enter parliament after 22 years of...
Daily Podcast – April 06, 2017
Making headlines: Maimane says protesters won't be intimidated by threats of violence The Gambia to hold first election after Yahya Jammeh And, ANCYL in Limpopo warns anti-Zuma protesters
The Gambia to hold first election after Yahya Jammeh
The Gambia will hold its first election on Thursday since the downfall of longtime leader Yahya Jammeh. Expectations are high that new lawmakers will overhaul the national assembly once derided as...
24 Mar 2017
Daily Podcast - March 24, 2017
Making headlines: Zuma considers designating 3 new JSC members Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission And, Sassa officials nabbed for R5.5-million fraudulent grant payouts
14 Mar 2017
Swazi group slams SADC over 'inaction, failure' in 'ensuring democracy'
A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for its "inaction and failure in ensuring democracy" in the region. Speaking during an interview with...
South Africa's future in the ICC is still uncertain
South Africa has been summoned to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 7 to answer for its failure to arrest President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan during his visit to the...
10 Mar 2017
Will Gambia's opposition continue to stick together?
West African think tank, the Open Society Initiative says African leaders have a lot to learn from what happened in The Gambia, adding that the continent should build strong democratic...
08 Mar 2017
Afriforum: AfriForum welcomes preliminary recall of Government’s plans to withdraw from International Criminal Court
AfriForum welcomed the notification from the South African Government that the process to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been halted temporarily. This step follows after...
02 Mar 2017
SA: Sihle Zikalala: Address by MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, on the occasion of the debate on SOPA, KZN Legislature (02/03/2017)
We rise on behalf of the African National Congress, the people’s movement, firstly to add our voice in congratulating the Premier on his maiden State of the Province Address, which has reverberated...
Gambia's Barrow gets rid of 'drivers of the repressive regime'
The latest political developments in Gambia "are not entirely surprising", especially now that the country's new president Adama Barrow is under "extreme pressure" to deliver on his election...
23 Feb 2017
Zim 'won't tolerate Maimane's senseless insults' – minister
The Zimbabwean government has reportedly slammed Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane for "attacking" President Robert Mugabe and "meddling in the country’s internal affairs". This came...
21 Feb 2017
DA: James Selfe on ICC withdrawal: DA receives confirmation that judgement will be handed down on Wednesday
The DA has received confirmation that the judgement in our application to the North Gauteng High Court to have South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) set aside on the...
20 Feb 2017
President Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners
As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained...
What the rest of Africa can learn from The Gambia's transition to democracy
The tensions that followed the historic electoral defeat of Gambia strongman President Yahya Jammeh has been a litmus test for democracy in Africa beyond the tiny west African nation. It’s five...
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