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Gambia: Why the army may be the key to getting Jammeh to step down - African Arguments

Domestic, regional and international bodies have all condemned Yahya Jammeh's refusal to concede defeat. But one significant group still backs him. Yahya Jammeh initially conceded defeat in the elections before rejecting them in a dramatic U-turn ...and more »

African leaders back Adama Barrow as new president of the Gambia - The Guardian

Four west African leaders say they will attend inauguration of President-elect Adama Barrow in January. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP Photo. West African leaders have announced they will travel to the Gambia in January for the inauguration of Adama ...and more »

ECOWAS adopts single biometric identity card - The Punch

PIC 7. From left: President muhammadu Buhari; ECOWAS Chairman / Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Chairman ECOWAS Commission, Marcel de Souza at the Fiftieth Ordinary Session of the EOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Abuja ...and more »

ECOWAS issues deadline to resolve Gambian crisis - Guardian

(From L) Sierra Leon's President Ernest Bai Koroma, President of ECOWAS official Marcel Alain de Souza, Liberian President and Ecowas Chairperson Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (R) and Guinean President Alpha Conde (C) pose ...and more »

World View: Gambia's dictator has second thoughts - Irish Times

It looked and sounded too good to be true. It was. Yahya Jammeh, the dictator who has ruled Gambia for 22 years and once told a reporter that he would rule for “a billion years if Allah willed”, had agreed, to the surprise of all, on December 1st to ...and more »

Muslim leaders are asking Gambia's Muslim president to respect democracy and step down - Quartz

Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has so far been unmoved by calls from fellow African leaders, the United Nations, and others to acknowledge his electoral defeat of earlier this month. The latest petition, by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC ...and more »

West African Leaders Press Gambia's Jammeh to Accept Defeat - Voice of America

West African leaders are continuing to push for Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh to accept his defeat in the December 1 elections. Eleven West African heads of state met Saturday in Abuja, Nigeria, for the 50th summit of the West African community bloc ...and more »

As Gambians lose fear, President Jammeh's isolation grows - Reuters

BANJUL (Reuters) - Lawyers, trade unions, teachers and journalists have joined a growing chorus of demands for Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to accept his defeat in a Dec. 1 election, as people lose their fear of the man who has ruled them for the ...and more »

West Africa: What Ecowas Leaders Agreed On Boko Haram, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Others - AllAfrica.com

At the end of their 50th ordinary session, leaders of West African countries, ECOWAS, took decisions on member countries including Gambia, Mali, and Guinea Bissau. In the communiqué released after their meeting in Abuja, the leaders called on Gambian ...and more »

West African Leaders Vow to Protect Gambian President-Elect, Attend Inauguration - Sputnik International

West African leaders will attend the inauguration of the president-elect of The Gambia and "take all necessary actions to enforce the results" of the December 1 election in the country, they announced December 17. They also promised to "guarantee the ...and more »