Archive | January 24, 2017

The Gambia: a beacon for African democracy? – Deutsche Welle

The Gambia: a beacon for African democracy? West Africa’s regional bloc ECOWAS was able to exert huge pressure on Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh and force him to step down. Other African regional blocs don’t have ECOWAS’s clout. (DW) –In Zimbabwe, media consultant Reyhana Masters is avidly devouring WhatsApp content from The Gambia. Zimbabweans are also busy […]

Ethiopia: The Slow Death of a Civilian Government and the Rise of a Military Might

Ethiopia: The Slow Death of a Civilian Government and the Rise of a Military Might Addis Abeba, Jan. 24/2017 (Addis Standard) – To the media’s keen observation, the immediate cause that triggered Ethiopia’s recent nose-dive into the unknown began when, on November 12, 2015, the residents of Ginchi, a small town some 80 Kms South […]

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh shows his inked finger before voting in Banjul, Gambia. As regional leaders flew in for last-ditch negotiations and a regional military force was poised to swoop in and force him out, Jammeh remained Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at his official residence.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

What hinders the smooth transfer of power in Africa?

What hinders the smooth transfer of power in Africa? INSIDE STORYPOLITICS (AlJazeera) — The former president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has flown into exile to avoid a military confrontation. After 22 years in power, Yahya Jammeh has left Gambia. The former president flew into exile heading for Equatorial Guinea. He’d refused to step down for […]

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