Event Date and time: Monday 6 March 2017 | 19:00 – 21:00
Venue details: The Frontline Club | 13 Norfolk Pl, London W2 1QJ
Organisers: The Frontline Club
Event website: Corruption and Political Turmoil: What Next for The Gambia?
Event cost: Standard – £12.50 Concession – £10.00
In a series of dramatic events, former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has headed into political exile, ending a 22-year authoritarian reign and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention. The adviser to new president claims the exiled ruler shipped out luxury vehicles by cargo plane and stole 11 million dollars from the country.
After over two decades in power, Mr Jammeh was defeated in December’s election by Adama Barrow but went on to challenge the results. The former president stepped down peacefully after West African troops had been sent to Gambia in support of Mr Barrow, with the threat of military action from regional states looming.
President Adama Barrow has vowed to improve his country’s economy, free its political prisoners and create a commission to look into the brutal legacy of his predecessor. But is this really a new era for The Gambia? We will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss how Adama Barrow’s leadership will impact the country and the region.