Gambia. Nearly five years after Jammeh’s regime ended, oppressive laws remain untouched

The National Assembly debuted its third ordinary session in 2021 on 6 September and is expected to be in session until 30 September. This session is a rare opportunity to make significant changes before the presidential election in December.

After President Adama Barrow assumed power following the election in 2016, he vowed to carry out critical reforms to reverse the repression which characterized the government of former President Yahya Jammeh. Nearly five years later, Gambia legislative landscape has barely changed.

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