Africa Has Seen Big Democratic Progress, But Level Of Civil Liberties Has Fallen Every Year For A Decade Now

In Gambia an entrenched autocrat was forced from power. In Ghana, a sitting president lost an election for the first time, but…

Rice, Onion Seeds And A Senegalese ‘Peasant’ Farmer Leader With Mojo: Sowing Renewal In Rural Africa

Many villages are witnessing an influx back from both The Gambia and Senegalese cities.

West Africa Issues Wake-Up Call To Africa’s Tyrants: Holding Former Rulers Accountable For Atrocities Catching On In Region?

The rest of the continent has so far remained largely immune from the contagion of international criminal justice sweeping West Africa.

Barrow Is Riding High On A Wave Of Popularity. Can He Deliver On The Promise Of A ‘New Gambia’?

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

Africa Faces New Threat To Its Democracy: The ‘Constitutional Coup’ aka ‘Third Term Tragedy’

In the 1990s many African states reinvented their constitutions to build good political societies. They moved away from one-party authoritarian states. The limitations on presidential terms have not entirely quashed a culture of entitlement to rule