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Gambia lifts whatsapp restriction as Jammeh exits - africanews

A social media restriction which forced people in The Gambia to use virtual private networks (VPN) to access whatsapp application has been lifted as the clock ticks for the exit of ex-President Yahya Jammeh. AdChoices. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by ...and more »

Gambia's defeated president finally agrees to step down - Washington Post

NAIROBI — More than 22 years after taking power and a month after a shocking election defeat, Gambia's president agreed to step down Saturday morning. Yahya Jammeh announced on state television in the tiny West African country he had ruled since ...and more »

Yahya Jammeh leaves the Gambia after 22 years of rule - The Guardian

Yahya Jammeh has flown out of Banjul to make way for Adama Barrow, in Gambia's first democratic transition of power. Ruth Maclean in Banjul, and agencies. Sat 21 Jan 2017 16.42 EST First published on Sat 21 Jan 2017 11.25 EST. Share on Facebook ...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 »

Jubilation on the streets as Gambia verges on a new democratic era - Washington Post

Gambians had felt a mix of dread and hope about Thursday — Inauguration Day — for weeks. Yahya Jammeh, the iron-fisted and unpredictable dictator who ruled the West African country for 22 years, had decided to strong-arm his way into another term as ...and more »

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 »

Academics in Gambia advised to stay indoors - Times Higher Education (THE)

MRC researchers in West Africa face political unrest. January 20, 2017. Share on twitter · Share on facebook · Share on linkedin · Share on whatsapp · Share on mail. By Holly Else. Twitter: @HollyElse. Arch 22 in Gambia's capital Banjul built to ...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 »

Senegal: Around 45000 have fled political uncertainty in The Gambia - UNHCR

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 20 January 2017 | Español | Français. Gambian women and children after ...and more »