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The Gambia awaits new era of democracy under Adama Barrow - The Guardian

New president remains in Senegal after ex-leader Yahya Jammeh leaves, pending assurances about security situation. Reuters in Banjul. Sun 22 Jan 2017 15.27 EST First published on Sun 22 Jan 2017 07.20 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share ...and more »

Gambia's defeated president finally gave up power — and took luxury cars and millions of dollars with him - Washington Post

NAIROBI — As the plane carrying Gambia's disgraced former president prepared to depart the small west African country on Saturday, onlookers caught a last glimpse of Yahya Jammeh's face through the window. He had been forced from the country that he ...and more »

The Guardian view on The Gambia: celebrate the other inauguration - The Guardian

The country has seen its first democratic transition thanks to sustained external pressure. That is an encouraging sign for the region as a whole. Sun 22 Jan 2017 14.20 EST Last modified on Tue 28 Nov 2017 02.01 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

As Gambia crisis passes, displaced return from Senegal - UNHCR

By Hélène Caux | 24 January 2017 | Français. Gambian children waiting for a car at Selety border crossing, Senegal, to drive them home to the Gambia. © UNHCR/Hélène Caux. ZINGUINCHOR, Senegal – John* could not hide the relief on his face as he waited ...and more »

After Standoff, Gambia Awaits Arrival Of Its New President - NPR

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh has departed the country, after a weeks-long standoff as he tried to maintain his grip on power which culminated in West African troops crossing Gambia's borders. Now, the country is awaiting the arrival of new ...and more »

7 Questions for Gambia's New President, Adama Barrow - New York Times

One of these days, the West African nation of Gambia will get to see its new president, Adama Barrow, in the flesh. He won an upset electoral victory in December over the country's autocratic leader of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, and was sworn in on ...and more »

Gambia: A lesson for African dictators -

Soon after the peaceful transition of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump in the US, Gambia's crisis was also resolved without a single gunshot. The embattled President Yahya Jammeh appeared on national TV announcing his decision "to relinquish the ...and more »

Gambia's longtime autocratic leader finally leaves the country to go into exile - Quartz

Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh finally left the country on Saturday evening local time after several days of negotiations with West African leaders and Gambia's incoming government over the terms of his exit from office. Locals were relieved ...and more »

Africa: A shrinking space for autocrats - Financial Times

Rarely can so huge a continent have displayed so much interest in so small a country. Ever since Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, an African dictator from central casting, first agreed to step down after losing elections in December, the sliver of a nation has ...and more »

The Gambia: Ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh 'plundered coffers' -

The Gambia's ex-ruler, Yahya Jammeh, plundered the state coffers in his final weeks in power, stealing millions of dollars and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, according to an aide to new president Adama Barrow. Jammeh, who ruled the small ...and more »