n Africa Conflict Monitor - Portrait of an archetypical dictator in The Gambia - : West Africa - issue in focus

Volume 2015, Issue 09
  • ISSN : 2311-6943


Since 1994, The Gambia has been under the thumb of President Yahya Jammeh, whose power is dependent on firm control of local media and stamping out any opposition movements or social unrest before these can take root. Anger at abuses by the Jammeh government is nonetheless increasingly close to a tipping point.

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