Tag Archives: Gambia

Thinking Aloud: Learning the Right Lessons from Gambia

Feb. 1, 2017 by Darius  Two weeks ago, Yahya Jammeh, the man who had ruled the small West African nation of Gambia with an iron fist for the last 22 years, boarded a plane and flew into exile.  Jammeh’s departure … Continue reading

Posted in Thinking Aloud | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News You Really Need To See: “Did U.S. Help Thwart a Coup Bid in Gambia?”

“Did U.S. Help Thwart a Coup Bid in Gambia?” The Washington Post, June 1, 2015, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/how-a-reviled-african-ruler-survived-a-coup-hatched-in-the-united-states/2015/05/31/a9fc1772-0485-11e5-8bda-c7b4e9a8f7ac_story.html “Every other Saturday evening, the coup-plotters excused themselves from their wives and kids to join a conference call. The half-dozen dissidents — all middle-aged … Continue reading

Posted in News You Really Need To See | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment