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Exiled former president Yahya Jammeh 'stole $11.4m' from the Gambia - The Guardian

Adviser to new president claims exiled ruler plundered state coffers and shipped out luxury vehicles by cargo plane. Jason Burke Africa correspondent and agencies. Mon 23 Jan 2017 07.32 EST First published on Sun 22 Jan 2017 21.08 EST. Share on ...and more »

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 ...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 ...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 »

The Gambia: a beacon for African democracy? - Deutsche Welle

In Zimbabwe, media consultant Reyhana Masters is avidly devouring WhatsApp content from The Gambia. Zimbabweans are also busy debating with one another on Twitter. "What would happen, if...," they ask while casting envious glances in the direction of ...and more »

The Fall of Africa's Loneliest Despot - Foreign Policy (blog)

BANJUL, Gambia — A reviled autocrat refused to leave office even as his democratically elected successor was sworn in as president. Foreign troops rolled across the border, threatening to install the new leader by force. And a hastily declared state ...and more »

'No money in the coffers' in Gambia says new President Adama Barrow - Deutsche Welle

Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh drained state coffers before he fled the country, newly inaugurated President Adama Barrow said on Sunday. President Barrow said on Sunday he would return to The Gambia "soon." Spokesperson Halifa Sallah said by ...and more »

As Gambia crisis passes, displaced return from Senegal - UNHCR

By Hélène Caux | 24 January 2017 | Español | Français · The Gambia. Children return home to the Gambia after weeks in exile in Senegal. Gambian children waiting for a car at Selety border crossing, Senegal, to drive them home to the Gambia.and more »

'Everyone Will Now Be Equal.' Gambia's Adama Barrow Pledges Return to Democracy - TIME

Speaking hours after Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh flew into exile on Jan. 21, the country's democratically elected President Adama Barrow says he will be ready to set foot again on Gambian soil in “a couple days” to begin the tricky process of ...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 »