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25 February 2017
                       
 
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23 Feb 2017
 
 
Zim 'won't tolerate Maimane's senseless insults' – minister
POLITICS
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...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
President Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners
POLITICS
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 CONVERSATION
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...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
The AU’s (other) ICC strategy
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC)....
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - February 14, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Parties to debate Zuma's Sona SABC committee to consider responses to interim report And, Gambia announces plans to stay in ICC
 
 
Gambia announces plans to stay in International Criminal Court
POLITICS
Gambia's new government has told the United Nations it will remain in the International Criminal Court (ICC), state media reported on Monday, reversing the previous administration's plan to...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
West African force in Gambia to be reduced to 500 soldiers from 7 000
SECURITY
Thousands of soldiers from West African bloc ECOWAS will start returning home this month from Gambia, from where long-time leader Yahya Jammeh was forced to flee last month, paving the way for new...
 
 
09 Feb 2017
 
EU pledges $80 million aid to Gambia after two-year suspension
EU AID
The European Union (EU) pledged 75-million euros ($80-million) on Thursday to Gambia's new government, two years after suspending aid due to human rights abuses by former President Yahya Jammeh....
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Kenya’s opposition needs more than a coalition to win the polls
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
If the last couple of years have taught us anything about democracy in Africa, it is that coalitions are the key to electoral success for opposition parties. Look at Nigeria, where opposition...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
Gambia swears in new cabinet as EU pledges to release funds
POLITICS
The Gambia has sworn in a new government and the European Union (EU) has pledged to release development aid funds following the return of President Adama Barrow and the forced departure of former...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
Curb your enthusiasm: there are limits to the 'Gambia-effect' for the rest of Africa
THE CONVERSATION
As the new Gambian President Adama Barrow settles in, regional organisations are being lauded for playing a key role in ensuring a democratic and peaceful transition. The Economic Community of West...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
28th AU Summit: ECOWAS raised the bar, but will others follow?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The decision by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to deploy a military force into Gambia to force President Yahya Jammeh to step down, has been widely hailed by democrats. The...
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – January 27, 2017
podcast
Making headlines: Muthambi, Parliament’s role sticking points for SABC inquiry Adama Barrow arrives in capital Banjul And, Nzimande 'disagrees strongly' with Pali Lehohla
 
 
Adama Barrow arrives in capital Banjul
POLITICS
The Gambia's new president Adama Barrow has returned to the capital Banjul on Thursday, days after long-standing ruler Yahya Jammeh, who initially disputed the election results, was forced into...
 
 
Gambians celebrate imminent return of new president after veteran ruler flees
POLITICS
Hundreds of people gathered along the streets of Gambia's capital Banjul on Thursday to welcome home new President Adama Barrow after authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh fled into exile under...
 
 
 
                       
 
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