One insinuation was that the state of politics in Africa is so dismal that even the Gambia’s Adama Barrow, a former Argos security guard, can become a president.
The rest of the continent has so far remained largely immune from the contagion of international criminal justice sweeping West Africa.
Njie, in her early 50s, was repeatedly beaten by masked Jungulars – Jammeh’s personal guard and death squad. In one room, she saw a noose hanging from the ceiling, then she was ordered to undress to her underwear…
Nyabally’s parents sold the family’s land to send him the $5,600 he needed to pay his way out of a brutal prison in Libya – but he was robbed of the money by a gang.
The younger generation of educated professionals that played a major role in pushing for political change, saw in Barrow’s cabinet announcements disappointing echoes of the old ways – entitlement over merit