Temporary measures such as legislative gender quotas can increase women’s access to political participation.
Adama Barrow’s re-election in The Gambia was not unexpected. It, however, leaves the opposition with an uncertain path forward and signals the shrinking status of his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh.
The Gambia has a unique system of voting that does not involve the use of paper ballots in casting votes – instead it uses marbles.
The 2021 presidential election in The Gambia is expected to be peaceful and losing candidates are likely to accept the outcome.
We looked at 125,000 protests across Africa and mapped them against Chinese investments.
The Gambia’s success in eliminating trachoma means that resources previously allocated to combating the disease can now be reallocated to other public health conditions
New evidence affirms that significant, long-standing inter-group cultural differences shaped the later stages of human evolution in Africa.
The rejection of the bill on its merits means that Gambians will not get to see this version of the 2020 draft constitution in a future referendum.
The full benefits of digital democracy are being thwarted by digital exclusion that is driven by the high cost of data.
President Alassane Ouattara (78) has been blowing hot and cold on whether he’ll be seeking a third term.
Leaders’ efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
Developing countries that depend heavily on tourists need international support, and more sustainable offerings for the future.
In some communities, over a quarter of the children were misclassified as iron replete whereas they were iron deficient.
The Rohingya case before the International Court of Justice is politically and legally significant.
A case brought by the Gambia claims that Myanmar’s military committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.
The Gambia’s agreement with the European Union to return immigrants to the country is causing the government problems at home.
The sheer volume of pregnant women in the refugee camps was an early indicator of the extent sexual violence was used against Rohingya women and girls.
Because Helicobacter Pylori is contagious, treating it properly is key to preventing its spread.
Africa’s democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
At least in the short term, it looks unlikely that Jammeh will face either his victims or consequences for human rights abuses