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Gambia ‘suspends political events’ over clashes

Banjul, Gambia | AFP | The Gambia has suspended permission for rallies and other public political events after clashes allegedly between supporters of President Adama Barrow and those of the former regime of Yahya Jammeh. Gambian police said in a statement issued late Thursday that permits for political parties to …

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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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UN protests Gambia army takeover of electoral commission

UN chief urges Gambia military to end takeover of election commission United Nations, United States | AFP |  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned the military takeover of Gambia’s independent electoral commission, calling on the army and police forces to immediately leave the IEC’s offices. The seizure of …

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Gambia announces withdrawal from International Criminal Court

Gambia’s government has joined  South Africa and Burundi in announcing they are withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing the Hague-based tribunal of prosecuting only Africans and ignoring the “war crimes” of Western countries. “The Government of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia hereby informs all and sundry, the withdrawal …

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