The Gambia’s critical moment
Two years ago, The Gambia managed to oust a dictator through a democratic election. It has opened up politically and economically, but the benefits are dribbling in slowly. Now its president, Adama Barrow, must decide whether to honor an agreement to stay in power for only three years or to ...
Global Outlook 2017: Sub-Saharan Africa
Political instability will be the norm for sub-Saharan Africa in 2017. Crises will range from rocky political transitions to mass protests, electoral violence and – in the worst case – even genocide. The region faces these challenges at a time when realpolitik is replacing liberalism.
Capricious leader stymies growth in drought-struck Gambia
External shocks and structural problems are threatening the viability of the Gambia, the smallest economy on the African mainland. While the government has implemented a few corrective measures recommended by the International Monetary Fund, the outlook remains decidedly gloomy. Summary <i>The country’s un...