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Gambia’s Jammeh asked to vacate sit

  West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Jan.14 asked Gambia’s long time leader Yahya Jammeh to step down ahead of Jan.19 inauguration. According to International media reports ECOWAS has announced that if Jammeh does not cede power it will consider military intervention and has already prepared a standby force led …

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GAMBIA: Jammeh prepares to fly out

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  President Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down and leave The Gambia, Mauritanian and Guinean sources said Friday, but the details of the deal have not been completed, they added. “Jammeh has accepted he will leave power. The discussions revolve around where he will live …

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Barrow sworn in as new Gambia president in Dakar embassy

Barrow demands army loyalty after swearing in, Senegal troops enter Gambia Senegalese troops entering #Gambia as #YahyaJammeh refuses to go. #GambiaHasDecided Video credit – @Jallow_M — Albert Nchinda (@AlbertNchinda) January 19, 2017 Dakar, Senegal | AFP |  The Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, took the oath of office in …

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African troops on standby as Gambia deadline expires

Banjul, Gambia | AFP | Senegalese troops backed by other African forces were poised to enter The Gambia Thursday after President Yahya Jammeh refused to leave office, ignoring a midnight deadline to stand down or face military action. Jammeh’s army chief said his troops would not fight their entry into …

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Barrow says inauguration will go ahead on ‘Gambian soil’

Gambia’s Jammeh clings on as tourists flee, Vice President resigns Banjul, Gambia | AFP | Gambian President Yahya Jammeh looked determined to cling to power on Wednesday as his mandate came to an end, prompting neighbouring Senegal asking the UN to back regional actions against him. Jammeh has announced a …

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Gambia president-elect’s son ‘killed by dogs’

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  An eight-year-old son of The Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by dogs, a family source said Monday, days before his contested inauguration. Barrow, who is in Senegal, is scheduled to be sworn in on Thursday, but President Yahya Jammeh has declared …

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