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 might have managed to succeed his rival, longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, but the West African nation remains divided along ethnic lines. Jammeh's supporters want him returned in dignity.
As the international community marks World Press Freedom Day, The Gambia’s journalists are finally able to return to work without fear of intimidation following two decades of dictatorship and repression.
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.
West African countries have nominated Senegal to lead a military intervention in Gambia if President Jammeh does not step down. Jammeh refused to accept defeat in elections on December 1.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version