Tag Archives: Gambia

The New Gambia, by Niklas Hultin

It finally became clear on January 21, 2017, that Yahya Jammeh, the long-serving autocratic president of The Gambia would step down and leave the country. The road to this point was a twisty one. Jammeh had lost the December 1, … Continue reading

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Small arms control and the question of the state in West Africa (with particular reference to the Gambia), guest post by Niklas Hultin

The widespread adoption of the global arms trade treaty (ATT) is widely considered a great success for international civil society and the human rights community. The intention of the treaty will make it more difficult for states to channel weapons … Continue reading

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