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COMMENT: Lessons from Gambia

COMMENT: By Chris Saunders & Henning Melber What southern Africa can learn from West Africa about dealing with despots? Has the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) just taught the Southern African Development Community (SADC) a lesson? The West African states effectively took a dictator to task after he …

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Jammeh leaves state coffers empty

  Following months of crisis, Gambia’s ruler of 22 years Yahya Jammeh finally left the country on the night of Jan.21. He had earlier refused to concede defeat in a Dec.01 election but eventually relinquished power after members of the West African bloc ECOWAS launched a military operation on him shortly …

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Gambia’s Jammeh asked to vacate sit

  West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Jan.14 asked Gambia’s long time leader Yahya Jammeh to step down ahead of Jan.19 inauguration. According to International media reports ECOWAS has announced that if Jammeh does not cede power it will consider military intervention and has already prepared a standby force led …

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GAMBIA: Jammeh’s finally gone

Gambia’s Jammeh leaves power after 22 years Banjul, Gambia | AFP |    Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out Saturday from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis. Jammeh refused to step down after a December 1 election …

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