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 »

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. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options; Share on LinkedIn · Share on ...and more »

The Gambia: UN and partners hail 'goodwill' of former President Jammeh; commit to work for his dignity, security - UN News Centre

A child takes a dip in a river in the Gambia. (file) Photo: OCHA/Ivo Brandau. Tweet ?Share. Print. 22 January 2017 – The United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) have commended the “goodwill ...and more »

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

A ferry carrying people who fled Gambia arrived back in the country after the former president, Yahya Jammeh, relinquished power on Saturday. Credit Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images. DAKAR, Senegal — Four days into his term, tucked into a sofa 150 miles ...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 overnight.and more »

Promoting peace by waging war: African interventionism - IRINnews.org

Africa, the world's poorest continent, faces many security challenges. But its leaders are not slow to intervene in crises when they can, as Yahya Jammeh in the Gambia is now discovering. His refusal to accept electoral defeat on 1 December has ...and more »

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

Gambian soldiers guarded the presidential palace in Banjul, the capital, on Monday. Credit Legnan Koula/European Pressphoto Agency. DAKAR, Senegal — On his last night in the country, Yahya Jammeh, Gambia's former president, rolled toward his flight ...and more »

Gambia's ex-president finally steps down – but takes riches with him - Christian Science Monitor

Former president Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled Gambia for 22 years, left the country late Saturday, after bowing to international pressure to step down to newly elected Adama Barrow. Monitor's Best: Top 5 ...and more »

Exiled leader 'made off with millions including luxury cars' - Irish Independent

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of pounds in his final weeks in power, and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane. Mai Ahmad Fatty, a special adviser for the new president, said Mr Jammeh made off with ...and more »