World Bank pledges $60m in support for Gambia

The Gambia is set tor receive $60 million in budget support from the World Bank. This was revealed on Saturday by the Bank’s president for Africa, Makhtar Diop, during a meeting with the newly installed government. Diop told journalists after the meeting that he had pledged to give $40 million[…]

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Gambia: A lesson for African dictators

OPINION by Solomon Dersso Soon after the peaceful transition of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump in the US, Gambia’s crisis was also resolved without a single gunshot. The embattled President Yahya Jammeh appeared on national TV announcing his decision “to relinquish the mantle of leadership”. Jammeh’s decision to[…]

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AU fails to persuade Yahya Jammeh to step down

The African Union says it will cease to recognise Yahya Jammeh as The Gambia’s legitimate president after last-ditch attempts to persuade the longtime leader to step down failed. Jammeh, a former coup leader who has ruled the country since 1994, lost a December 1 election to Adama Barrow by a[…]

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