Former Fellow Robbie Corey-Boulet (West Africa, 2014-2016) published an article for WPR about how the fall of Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh earlier this year was seen as another sign of strengthening democratic rule in West Africa. In addition to Jammeh, “the longtime president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore, was forced to leave office in 2014 following a popular uprising, and more orderly transfers of power have occurred in countries like Benin, Nigeria and Ghana.”

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