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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 »

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 awaits new era of democracy under Adama Barrow - The Guardian

West African troops entered the Gambia's capital, Banjul, on Sunday, to cheers from the city's residents, a Reuters witness said, as part of efforts to allow the new president, Adama Barrow, to take office after the country's former ruler fled ...and more »

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

Life is returning to normal on the streets of Banjul with the departure of ex-president Yahya Jammeh. Photograph: Legnan Koula/EPA. The Gambia. Exiled former president Yahya Jammeh 'stole $11.4m' from the Gambia. Adviser to new president claims exiled ...and more »

Gambia: A lesson for African dictators - Aljazeera.com

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 »

The Gambia: Ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh 'plundered coffers' - Aljazeera.com

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 »

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh emptied the state's coffers on his way out - Quartz

The euphoria over Yahya Jammeh's departure was short-lived after his successors discovered that he looted state coffers before the Gambia. After losing a Dec. 1 election to president Adama Barrow, Jammeh held on to power for weeks in a bid to extend ...and more »

'Gambia Is Back Again,' but Its New Leader Is Still in Senegal - New York Times

DAKAR, Senegal — Four days into his term, tucked into a sofa 150 miles outside the country he was elected to rule, President Adama Barrow of Gambia pledged on Sunday to improve his country's economy, free its political prisoners and create a ...and more »

As Gambia crisis passes, displaced return from Senegal - UNHCR

Several thousand people have returned to the Gambia since ex-president Yahya Jammeh ceded power. 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 ...and more »

As Gambia's Yahya Jammeh Entered Exile, Plane Stuffed With Riches Followed - New York Times

DAKAR, Senegal — On his last night in the country, Yahya Jammeh, Gambia's former president, rolled toward his flight into exile in his trademark Rolls-Royce. Flanked by a motorcade, the vehicle cruised down the wide streets of Banjul, the capital, as ...and more »