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How Gambia is grappling with gruesome past under Yahya Jammeh

image copyrightAFP image captionFatou Jallow gave evidence to the commission in 2019 about how she was sexually assaulted by President Yahya Jammeh In our series of letters from African journalists, Sierra Leonean-Gambian writer Ade Daramy reflects on the impact that testimony at Gambia’s truth commission is having. Gambians are being forced to re-evaluate their self-image

German chancellor race: The men vying for Merkel’s job

By Jenny HillBBC Berlin correspondent image copyrightEPA image captionFrom L-R: Friedrich Merz, Armin Laschet and Norbert Röttgen are rivals to run Mrs Merkel’s party Angela Merkel has long dominated European and international politics. But this autumn, after 16 years in office, the German chancellor will stand down, leaving her party with the difficult task of

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How much can Joe Biden get done on the US economy?

By Natalie ShermanBusiness reporter, New York image copyrightReuters The social and economic devastation from the coronavirus pandemic helped win Joe Biden the White House – and his first months in office will be devoted to tackling it. While the country remains sharply divided, Mr Biden’s party has control of the House and a narrow majority

Capitol riots: How many arrests so far?

By Tara McKelveyBBC White House reporter image copyrightGetty Images It’s been nearly a week since the Capitol Hill riot – so how much progress have law enforcement made with bringing the perpetrators to justice? How many arrests so far? More than 160 case files have been opened and 70 people charged so far, said Michael

Trump impeachment process: Who are the key players?

image copyrightGetty Images image captionDemocrats, including Jamie Raskin (centre), are planning to impeach President Donald Trump in a vote on Wednesday The US House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time over his alleged role in last week’s deadly assault on the Capitol. A vote on impeaching Mr Trump