Deposed Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh dealt with criticism by imprisoning detractors or having them killed. Now the newly elected government is facing the difficult question of how best to dispense justice for the crimes of the past.
Gambian President Adama Barrow has hinted at a possible trial of former leader Yahya Jammeh, currently in exile in Equatorial Guinea.
The Gambia's first legislative elections since the downfall of Yahya Jammeh are expected to inject democracy into a parliament which under authoritarian rule was derided as a rubberstamp assembly.
A noon deadline set for the Gambia's Yahya Jammeh to cede presidential power has been deferred. Troops from five nations stood by for action as regional leaders flew in to make a final plea to the long-time leader.
Gambia's justice minister has claimed that former leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50 million from state coffers via a state telecoms company. Jammeh was forced to step down in January after 22 years in power.
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