Posts Tagged:politics

The Gambia: Yahya Jammeh’s exit from power, another step forward for Africa’s democratic maturity?

by Femi Akomolafe

On the 21st of January, 2017, 22 years after he seized power in a coup, The Gambia’s ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, flew out of Gambia into exile. This is no doubt another giant step towards Africa’s political and economic stability. Jammeh had earlier conceded defeat to Adama Barrow, his challenger at the polls following the country’s…

The Burundian Dilemma

by John Wawer

Burundi’s economy is indisputably flailing. What are the root causes, and can the seemingly inevitable decline be prevented? By: John Wawer In 2016, the economic norm across Africa was steady, yet slower than expected GDP growth. Burundi has been bucking that trend and according to latest estimates, was on pace to reduce its overall GDP…