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Gambia's new president has been sworn in at an embassy in Senegal because the old one won't leave - Quartz

Gambian citizens did not get to witness first-hand one of the most important democratic transitions in their country. Adama Barrow, who defeated the country's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh at the polls in December, was sworn in as president of the ...and more »

Africa, and the world, are looking to Gambia today to see if democracy will prevail - Quartz

It was a long night in The Gambia, as the midnight, Jan. 19 deadline for defeated president Yahya Jammeh to step down came and went. Gambians and the world waited to see if Jammeh would leave office on what should have been the last day of his term, ...and more »

West African military halt Gambia operation, issue Jammeh deadline - Reuters

BANJUL/DAKAR (Reuters) - West African armies halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country's new president, Adama Barrow, on Thursday so regional leaders could make one last attempt to convince longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh to step ...and more »

Gambia Crisis Heightens as New President Inaugurated - Human Rights Watch

“This is the day we've been waiting for,” Sanna told me as he and hundreds of Gambians gathered outside their country's embassy in Dakar, Senegal to celebrate the inauguration today of President Adama Barrow. Barrow took the oath of office at the ...and more »

Troops enter the Gambia after Adama Barrow is inaugurated in Senegal - The Guardian

West African troops have crossed the border into the Gambia as part of regional efforts to support the democratically elected president in a his lingering showdown with his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh. “We have entered Gambia,” Colonel Abdou Ndiaye, ...and more »

Gambia crisis ends as Yahya Jammeh leaves for exile -

The Gambia's ex-leader Yahya Jammeh has flown out of the country he ruled for 22 years and into exile, bringing an end to a protracted political crisis following presidential elections last month. The longtime ruler refused to step down after a ...and more »

Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia after losing election - BBC News

Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power. He boarded a plane to Guinea and from there will travel on to exile in Equatorial Guinea, regional group Ecowas says. Mr ...and more »

Some 45000 people have fled uncertainty in Gambia as tension mounts - UNHCR

By Hélène Caux | 20 January 2017. Gambia aid during political uncertainty. Some 40 tons of food aid arrived in the Ziguinchor region of Senegal on Thursday. Distribution to recent arrivals and host families should start shortly. © UNHCR/Helene caux ...and more »

The Gambia: Jammeh ignores two more deadlines to quit - The Guardian

West African leaders tell Yahya Jammeh to leave or be ousted as regional troops enter country to support Adama Barrow. Ruth Maclean in Banjul. Fri 20 Jan 2017 09.35 EST First published on Fri 20 Jan 2017 03.25 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

Gambia's president agrees to step down, following threat of military intervention - Washington Post

NAIROBI — After weeks of negotiations and facing the threat of a regional military intervention, Gambia's defeated president agreed to step down on Saturday morning. Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the tiny West African country for 23 years and lost in an ...and more »