Inspired Gambian voters turn out to defeat Jammeh, end 22-year rule

Inspired Gambian voters turn out to defeat Jammeh, end 22-year rule

On Friday morning, former Gambian diplomat Sidi Sanneh wrote that preparations were underway in Banjul to celebrate coalition presidential candidate Adama Barrow’s historic victory over President Yahya Jammeh. That moment of jubilation is one that many of The Gambia’s 2 million citizens thought they’d never see. It was equally powerful…

Elections in The Gambia: But what happens if Jammeh loses?

Elections in The Gambia: But what happens if Jammeh loses?

It’s been two weeks since Alex Vines, research director at Chatham House and head of its Africa program, delivered his clear-eyed assessment of the December 1 elections in The Gambia: “There is no chance of an upset.” Vines, with years of experience at the top-rated independent foreign policy organization, sees…