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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 »

The final hours of Gambia's Yahya Jammeh - Deutsche Welle

The protracted leadership crisis in Gambia has come to an end. Former leader Yahya Jammeh has finally stepped down and new President Adama Barrow has taken office. DW's Adrian Kriesch reports from Banjul. Gambia Ex-Präsident Yahya Jammeh (Reuters/T ...and more »

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

Yahya Jammeh, the former Gambian president, has left the country after he finally agreed to step down following 22 years of rule. The Gambia: defeated president backs down and agrees to go into exile. Yahya Jammeh announces he will 'relinquish the ...and more »

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh goes into exile -

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power ...and more »

The Gambia: defeated president backs down and agrees to go into exile - The Guardian

The Gambia's new president has declared that the “rule of fear” is over in the country, as it appeared that a deal had been reached for his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, to relinquish power and go into exile. After 12 hours of talks, Mauritania's ...and more »

Never Trust Strongmen to Give Up Power Voluntarily - Slate Magazine (blog)

Senegalese troops entered Gambia on Thursday to force longtime President Yahya Jammeh to step down. Jammeh was defeated in elections in December but has questioned the results and resisted calls from regional governments to step down. His opponent ...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, a ...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 »

The questionable legality of military intervention in The Gambia - The Conversation AU

Aidan Hehir does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. University of ...and more »

Jammeh offered final chance for peaceful exit -

West African leaders gave Yahya Jammeh, who lost elections last month, until midday on Friday to hand over power and agree to leave Gambia or face military action carried out by the regional bloc ECOWAS. Later however, Jammeh requested a four-hour ...and more »