- The systematic human rights violations by the Gambian regime are seen as one of several political risks in a business intelligence report on the country, used by potential investors.
Report Buyer, a UK-based independent publisher supplying business information, has added a new report giving a political and financial outlook for the current situation in The Gambia. The Gambian country report gives potential investors an overview of potential risks and positive developments.
Referring to current issues within the political scene of Gambia, the report includes information on the political party coalition, holding that the assumed "electoral success" of the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) stems largely from splits in the opposition.
The country report also outlines several political risks that investors should be aware of. It masks popular discontent in the face of perceived government corruption, lack of development and human rights abuses.
Gambian leader Yaya Jammeh is know for his regime's systematic human rights abuses and ad-hoc ruling of the country, with few political checks preventing him from sudden and drastic policy changes. These are seen as a major political risk for investors.
But the country report is also carefully positive on The Gambia's economic policy and performance. It looks into the government's acts to combat inflation and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which recently has approved a disbursement of US$ 3.1 million.
It however mainly uses data already commonly available on the Internet, while making independent assessments.
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