Gambia dispute: African Union 'will not recognise' President Jammeh - BBC News

The African Union has said it will no longer recognise The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh as the country's leader from next Thursday, when his term ends. The bloc warns of "serious consequences" if Mr Jammeh's refusal to give up power causes a crisis.

Nigeria put 800 troops on standby for Gambia - NAIJ.COM

A Nigerian army memo seen by Associated Press has indicated that the country is preparing a battalion of 800 troops for a possible military intervention in Gambia should President Yahya Jammeh refuse to cede power when his mandate expires next ...

African Union will not recognize Gambia's Jammeh from Jan. 19 - Reuters

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who is also a presidential candidate for the Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC), smiles during a rally in Banjul, Gambia, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon. Aaron Maasho, Lamine ...

Nigeria Offers Gambian President Asylum, If He Steps Down - Voice of America

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari headed up a delegation to Gambia Friday to offer President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he steps down to allow for a peaceful transfer of power following last month's election. Jammeh, who has ruled the tiny West African ...

African Union Urges Outgoing Gambian President to Transfer Power Peacefully - Sputnik International

The African Union calls for outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to transfer power peacefully to his elected successor and warns that it would stop recognizing Jammeh's authority as soon as his term ended, the Peace and Security Council of the ...

African Union says it will stop recognising Jammeh as Gambian president from January 19 - Reuters

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union will cease to recognise Gambia's Yahya Jammeh as the West African nation's legitimate president as of Jan. 19, the date he is due to hand power to the winner of a December election, the AU's Peace and Security ...

Nigeria could give asylum to Gambia leader who won't step down - CBC.ca

Nigeria's president was leading a regional delegation to Gambia in a last-ditch attempt Friday to persuade its longtime leader to step down and allow his rival's inauguration next week. President Muhammadu Buhari has been authorized to offer Gambian ...