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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 »

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

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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 »

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 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 »

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 »

West African leaders aim to enforce Gambian election upset - Samoa Observer (press release) (blog)

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — West African leaders are promising to enforce the results of a Gambian election upset being challenged by the country's longtime coup leader. A summit of the Economic Community of West African States ended Saturday with all ...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 »

Gambia President-elect Plans Inauguration Amid Vote Dispute - Voice of America

Gambia's president-elect says he is ready to take office in January despite the refusal by the West African country's longtime ruler to accept his election loss. “On the day his term expires, my term as the lawful president of the Gambia begins,” Adama ...and more »

ECOWAS Chair Wants Transformation of ECOWAS of States to ECOWAS of People - Front Page Africa

Abuja, Nigeria – The President of Liberia and Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has challenged her colleagues to continue to transform the ...and more »