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Gambia lifts whatsapp restriction as Jammeh exits - africanews

A social media restriction which forced people in The Gambia to use virtual private networks (VPN) to access whatsapp application has been lifted as the clock ticks for the exit of ex-President Yahya Jammeh. AdChoices. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by ...and more »

Gambia's president agrees to step down, following threat of military intervention - Washington Post

NAIROBI — After weeks of negotiations and facing the threat of a regional military intervention, Gambia's defeated president agreed to step down on Saturday morning. Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the tiny West African country for 23 years and lost in an ...and more »

Senegal troops enter Gambia as ruler refuses to step down - Irish Times

Senegal's army spokesman said its troops have entered Gambia to ensure incumbent leader Yahya Jammeh cedes power to the country's newly inaugurated president. A West African regional force, including Senegalese troops, had been poised on ...and more »

Senegal sends troops into Gambia to force longtime leader to step down - Washington Post

NAIROBI — Senegal announced that its troops entered neighboring Gambia on Thursday to force its longtime ruler, Yahya Jammeh, to step down, part of a bold West African regional effort to defend a democratic election won by the opposition. The ...and more »

Academics in Gambia advised to stay indoors - Times Higher Education (THE)

MRC researchers in West Africa face political unrest. January 20, 2017. Share on twitter · Share on facebook · Share on linkedin · Share on whatsapp · Share on mail. By Holly Else. Twitter: @HollyElse. Arch 22 in Gambia's capital Banjul built to ...and more »

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

Yahya Jammeh has flown out of Banjul to make way for Adama Barrow, in Gambia's first democratic transition of power. Ruth Maclean in Banjul, and agencies. Sat 21 Jan 2017 16.42 EST First published on Sat 21 Jan 2017 11.25 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Adama Barrow pledges truth commission over Yahya Jammeh -

The Gambia's incoming president said he favours launching a "truth and reconciliation commission" to investigate possible crimes committed by the outgoing leader of 22 years. Speaking to the Associated Press on Saturday, Adama Barrow urged caution ...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 »

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh confirms he will step down -

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who for weeks had refused to step down after losing the recent election, has confirmed that he has decided to relinquish power. "I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this ...and more »

Some 45000 people have fled uncertainty in Gambia as tension mounts - UNHCR

By Hélène Caux | 20 January 2017. Gambia aid during political uncertainty. Some 40 tons of food aid arrived in the Ziguinchor region of Senegal on Thursday. Distribution to recent arrivals and host families should start shortly. © UNHCR/Helene caux ...and more »