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Gambian to continue to be “resilient, peaceful and resolute”, commends Ade Lekoetje, UN representativ

Gambian to continue to be “resilient, peaceful and resolute”, commends Ade Lekoetje, UN representativ©©AFPRelatives of victims of former Gambia President Yahya Jammeh demonstrate in Banjul on April 17, 2018 demanding answers on the state of the investigation on the disappearance of their loved ones.
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Since Yahya Jammeh’s left the power in The Gambia, in January 2017, the country is going through a delicate political transition and running a transitional justice process.

After getting rid of the dictatorship, the young and vulnerable Gambian democracy, has to rely on the supports from the international community. One of the main actors of the diplomatic support to one of the smallest countries of Africa is the United Nations System. We met, in The Gambia, Ade Lekoetje,the UN Resident Coordinator, for an exclusive interview. Though she believes the transitional justice is going “well”, she commends Gambian to keep on being “resilient, peaceful, and resolute” and to continue to demonstrate to the world that democracy is possible though peace. She also talks about human rights and security reforms in The Gambia.

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