• The Gambia, Jammeh And Lessons Of History

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    The Gambia, a small West African country with some 1.9 million people is an agriculturally fertile land famous for tourism, especially its attractive beaches.  But from 1994, the country became notorious under the repressive and brutish government of an eccentric army lieutenant who transmuted to a civilian President, through four controversial multi-party elections. Since seizing…

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    Ghana’s New Visa Plan, African Unity Rhetoric

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    President John Dramani Mahama, in a State of the Nation address to mark Ghana’s 59th independence anniversary on March 6, 2016, made two important pronouncements with foreign relations implications. The first was his government’s plan to improve the knowledge and usage of French language in Anglophone Ghana, which is surrounded by French speaking nations. The…

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