1.    Following the Decision of the Summit of the ECOWAS Authority taken on 17th December 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria, Mediation efforts, including visits to Banjul, were undertaken by the Chair…
The African Union (AU) has thrown its support behind President Adama Barrow of The Gambia, calls on the international community to give him its support, and has invited him to the forthcoming Summit African Heads of State in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 31, 2017. The AU in a communiqué...

The real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to grow by 2.9 per cent in 2017 barely above population growth, according to the Global Economic Prospects report…

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite the threat of military intervention by neighbouring states. Adama Barrow, who beat him in elections last month, is due to be inaugurated as the new president on Thursday, but Mr Jammeh has ignored the deadline. West African military forces are...
Military intervention in The Gambia’s political crisis should be a last resort, a former Chief of Defence Staff, Brigadier-General (rtd) Joseph Nunoo-Mensah has advised. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has resolved to oust President Yahya Jammeh following his attempt to hold on to power after his...
Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has begged the Liberian president and chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to help facilitate the release of judges to sit on the election petition filed by his party. In a phone conversation that was shown on the public...

The US is holding a dialogue with Liberia on issues bothering on future bilateral cooperation, today January 10, 2017. The event is the third of its kind by the Assistant…

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In 2017, more African countries will pursue the democratic path by conducting presidential, legislative and municipal elections. A public survey of elections conducted by the Pan-African research network Afro-barometer last year showed Africans distrust in national electoral commissions and the quality of their elections. Just over 40% of Africans in 36...
Gambia's electoral commission chairman has fled the country because he received threats after declaring President Yahya Jammeh the loser of a Dec. 1 election, a family member and a colleague said on Tuesday. It was not known where Alieu Momar Njai might have gone. President-elect Adama Barrow won the vote and...
Gambian security agents closed three private radio stations near the capital, Banjul, amid an escalating political crisis triggered by President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to accept his election defeat. Jammeh, who seized power in a 1994 coup, initially conceded defeat to opposition rival Adama Barrow in the Dec. 1 vote, but...