The Gambia. According to
Countryaah website, the APRC government party received 45 out of
48 seats in the parliamentary elections in January. There
were no counter-candidates in 33 constituencies. Most
parties boycotted the election, which they felt was settled
Despite protests from, among other things, Reporters
Without Borders, Parliament passed a media law that requires
media companies and journalists to be approved by the state
for one year at a time. Journalists can, according to the
law, be ordered to reveal their sources.
Former President Dawda K. Jawara returned to the Gambia
eight years after being overthrown in a coup. He promised to
work with President Yahya Jammeh who deposed him.