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'No money in the coffers' in Gambia says new President Adama Barrow - Deutsche Welle

Speaking on Sengalese radio, elected President Adama Barrow said there appeared to be an absence of state funds following the exit of Yahya Jammeh. The deal Jammeh struck to exit The Gambia may make him untouchable. Gambia Ex-Präsident Yahya Jammeh ...and more »

The Guardian view on The Gambia: celebrate the other inauguration - The Guardian

The country has seen its first democratic transition thanks to sustained external pressure. That is an encouraging sign for the region as a whole. Gambia's new president Adama Barrow. 'He is a methodical rather than inspirational figure – though his ...and more »

The Fall of Africa's Loneliest Despot - Foreign Policy (blog)

How West Africa forced out Gambia's dictator, and strengthened its democracy, without firing a shot. By Louise Hunt, Ty McCormick. | January 23, 2017, 2:42 PM. Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh arrives at the Elysee palace to participate in the Elysee ...and more »

The Gambia awaits new era of democracy under Adama Barrow - The Guardian

West African troops entered the Gambia's capital, Banjul, on Sunday, to cheers from the city's residents, a Reuters witness said, as part of efforts to allow the new president, Adama Barrow, to take office after the country's former ruler fled ...and more »

Gambia: A lesson for African dictators -

Soon after the peaceful transition of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump in the US, Gambia's crisis was also resolved without a single gunshot. The embattled President Yahya Jammeh appeared on national TV announcing his decision "to relinquish the ...and more »

The Gambia: Ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh 'plundered coffers' -

The Gambia's ex-ruler, Yahya Jammeh, plundered the state coffers in his final weeks in power, stealing millions of dollars and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, according to an aide to new president Adama Barrow. Jammeh, who ruled the small ...and more »

Exiled former president Yahya Jammeh 'stole $11.4m' from the Gambia - The Guardian

Life is returning to normal on the streets of Banjul with the departure of ex-president Yahya Jammeh. Photograph: Legnan Koula/EPA. The Gambia. Exiled former president Yahya Jammeh 'stole $11.4m' from the Gambia. Adviser to new president claims exiled ...and more »

As Gambia crisis passes, displaced return from Senegal - UNHCR

Several thousand people have returned to the Gambia since ex-president Yahya Jammeh ceded power. By Hélène Caux | 24 January 2017 | Français. Gambian children waiting for a car at Selety border crossing, Senegal, to drive them home to the Gambia ...and more »

'Gambia Is Back Again,' but Its New Leader Is Still in Senegal - New York Times

DAKAR, Senegal — Four days into his term, tucked into a sofa 150 miles outside the country he was elected to rule, President Adama Barrow of Gambia pledged on Sunday to improve his country's economy, free its political prisoners and create a ...and more »

Jammeh's presence angers Equatorial Guinea's opposition parties - africanews

Equatorial Guinea's opposition have expressed reservations over the government's decision to welcome former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh who left the West African country after 22 years in charge. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Jammeh agreed ...and more »