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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

Local presidents 'to take all necessary actions' in support of election result that incumbent Yahya Jammeh refuses to accept. Ruth Maclean in Dakar. Sun 18 Dec 2016 14.08 EST Last modified on Tue 28 Nov 2017 04.10 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on ...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 »

ECOWAS adopts single biometric identity card - The Punch

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended member countries of the ECOWAS for adopting single biometric identity card meant to facilitate free movement of persons within the sub-region. The president gave the commendation at the ongoing 50th ...and more »

West Africa bloc to take 'necessary actions' to uphold Gambia vote result - Reuters UK

ABUJA (Reuters) - The West African regional bloc said on Saturday it would take all necessary actions to uphold the result of a Dec. 1 election in Gambia, where veteran President Yahya Jammeh says he will not step down after losing to Adama Barrow.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 »

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 »

ECOWAS issues deadline to resolve Gambian crisis - Guardian

... • Worried About Boko Haram's Recurring Attacks In Nigeria, Mali Chairperson of the of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government and the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has issued deadline for ...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 »

Yahya Jammeh Wife: Who Is Married To The Gambian President - Morning Ledger

Yahya Jammeh, the eccentric dictator who has been the head of state of Gambia for the past 22 years, is denying the results of the most recent election. The news that he is refusing to cede to the elected Adama Barrow, citing “unacceptable ...and more »