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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 Gambia's ...and more »

West African bloc tells Jammeh to cede presidency or face ouster - TRT World

Veteran Gambian leader Yahyah Jammeh has refused to concede the presidency after electoral defeat in December. Gambian government sources say the veteran leader has asked the ECOWAS group to extend the deadline for him to leave office until 1600 GMT ...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 »

Senegal, Nigeria and Ghana to invade Gambia - Pravda

Senegal has allegedly deployed troops in the Gambia after President Yahya Jammeh refused to leave his post. Nigeria and Ghana also intend to take part in the invasion. 0 comments 97 share. Senegal, Nigeria and Ghana to invade Gambia. 59624.jpeg ...and more »

Gambia crisis ends as Yahya Jammeh leaves for exile -

The Gambia's ex-leader Yahya Jammeh has flown out of the country he ruled for 22 years and into exile, bringing an end to a protracted political crisis following presidential elections last month. The longtime ruler refused to step down after a ...and more »

A country with two presidents? Democracy tested in Gambia as Jammeh refuses to cede power - Christian Science Monitor

January 19, 2017 —It's Inauguration Day in Gambia. But the streets of the capital, Banjul, are almost silent – and the incumbent president has so far refused to step down, despite international pressure. The Economic Community of West African States ...and more »

Yahya Jammeh Agrees to Step Down, as 45000 Flee Amid Gambia Standoff - New York Times

DAKAR, Senegal — Two days after a new president was sworn in to represent Gambia, the defeated leader of the country who had refused to give up power appeared on state television early Saturday and announced that he would step down. “I am truly and ...and more »

As Gambia's Crisis Grows, Refugees Face Struggle for Asylum in Senegal - News Deeply

In August 2014, I crossed the Gambian border into SenegaI. I was fleeing persecution by my government and possible imprisonment over a story I had written two months earlier, about a human trafficking case involving locals. I have now been on the run ...and more »

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

By Hélène Caux | 20 January 2017. 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. DAKAR, Senegal – Thousands of people have ...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 »