One insinuation was that the state of politics in Africa is so dismal that even the Gambia’s Adama Barrow, a former Argos security guard, can become a president.
Njie, in her early 50s, was repeatedly beaten by masked Jungulars – Jammeh’s personal guard and death squad. In one room, she saw a noose hanging from the ceiling, then she was ordered to undress to her underwear…
Nyabally’s parents sold the family’s land to send him the $5,600 he needed to pay his way out of a brutal prison in Libya – but he was robbed of the money by a gang.
Over the years African leaders have intervened militarily in many crises, some now forgotten. In Sierra Leone, it was to stop rebels who were infamous for cutting off people’s hands
For the first time since Jammeh came to power in 1994, there was open dissent, and there is a feeling of ownership of the country’s future. Three years ago this would have been unimaginable