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African Nations Increasingly Silence Internet to Stem Protests
Governments facing opposition in sub-Saharan Africa call internet blackouts a security measure, but crippled communications are taking a toll on their economies.
Why Democracy Prevailed in Gambia
Democracy hasn’t always worked in Africa recently. But in Gambia, the election outcome was declared legitimate, and a unified coalition force stepped in.
Adama Barrow Arrives in Gambia
President Adama Barrow of Gambia arrived in the country on Thursday for the first time since being elected in December. He had fled to Senegal when his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, initially refused to step down.
‘This Feels Like Being Born Again:’ Gambians Hope for Change and Long for Home
As the new president takes power, we asked readers from Gambia about their hopes and fears for their homeland, and, for those abroad, whether they might return.
His Predecessor Gone, Gambia’s New President Finally Comes Home
The president, Adama Barrow, had fled to neighboring Senegal more than a week earlier after Yahya Jammeh, his defeated predecessor, refused to cede power.
Are You From Gambia? We Want to Hear From You
As Gambia’s political crisis captures the world’s attention, we want to hear from its people. How do you think the new government will affect your life?
As Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh Entered Exile, Plane Stuffed With Riches Followed
Mr. Jammeh left with two Rolls-Royces, a Mercedes-Benz, and other cars and luxury items, according to an airport official and a diplomat familiar with activities in the country.
‘Gambia Is Back Again,’ but Its New Leader Is Still in Senegal
President Adama Barrow has been in the neighboring nation for a week. The incumbent he defeated, Yahya Jammeh, had refused to step down until Saturday.
7 Questions for Gambia’s New President, Adama Barrow
Mr. Barrow was sworn in from Senegal when his predecessor refused to cede power. Now, preparing to take over, he discussed his vision for the nation.
Defeated Gambian Leader Ends Standoff and Boards a Flight Into Exile
Yahya Jammeh, who was defeated in an election last month, announced that he would step down, sending a wave of relief through the nation.
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