Gambian President Adama Barrow might have managed to succeed the longtime leader, but the West African nation remains divided along ethnic lines
Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh will be the first African head of state to be tried for violating the rights of HIV-positive people.
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'Instead of safeguarding Zimbabwe’s democracy, SADC repeatedly rubber-stamped Mugabe’s regime'