Author: Sam Phatey

The Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow meets ECOWAS leaders during talks in Banjul for President Yahya Jammeh to step down / PHOTO: Alhagie Manka - STATE OF MIC
Politics

Gambia’s government-in-waiting hopeful of Buhari intervention

Gambian opposition leaders backing President-elect Adama Barrow are banking their hopes on Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s political and military experience to extinguish the political logjam in mainland Africa’s smallest nation, said Mr. Femi Adesina, Mr. Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. “We need the experience of President Muhammadu Buhari […]

Barrow to reduce the powers of the president
National

Barrow to reduce the powers of the president

Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow will be seeking to reduce the powers of the president to guarantee separation of power, especially independence of the judiciary. President-elect Barrow told reporters he wants to put laws in place to protect the judiciary from executive interference. “We want a free and independent judiciary whereby […]