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The president of Gambia's Independent Electoral Commission, Alieu Momarr Mjiar, announces presidential election results in Banjul, Gambia, December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
Special Report

Who is Alieu Njie, Gambia’s electoral chief?

Although Alieu Momar Njie promised free, fair and transparent polls ahead of The Gambia’s elections, he faced criticism for heading an institution regarded by Gambians as not credible and independent. His integrity was questioned after reports surfaced his was once appointed by President Yahya Jammeh to oversee a key municipality […]

Republic of the Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh and his wife, Zineb Jammeh, arrive for the official U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, August 5, 2014. African leaders on Tuesday called for a deeper economic relationship with the United States, hailing investment pledges totaling more than $17 billion at a Washington summit as a fresh step in the right direction.     REUTERS/Larry Downing   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR41DDJ
Opinion

Allah’s one vote, Allah’s bank could not save Jammeh

“Allah elected me, and only Allah can remove me,” thought President Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia’s authoritarian ruler notorious for killing, imprisoning and torturing political opponents, human rights activists, pro-democracy campaigners and journalists, not Gambian people. “Only Allah can remove from office. No election, no military, and no foreign power can […]