Here's an interesting opinion article in Al Jazeera to understand what seems to be a breakdown of authoritarian rule in Gambia. I'm not sure that the example of Gambia of "dignifying the exit" of a dictator, giving him full guarantees of a secure retirement with full benefits of a citizen, a party leader and a former head of state, can or should be applied to other African dictatorships.
In fact, the latest news underlines that Yahya Jammeh left the country taking with him a lot of public values and even public money. Here's a second lesson to be learned.
For sure others lessons will follow.