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Gambia crunch talks overshadowed by refugee crisis fears - Guardian;

Gambia crunch talks overshadowed by refugee crisis fears - Guardian

GuardianGambia crunch talks overshadowed by refugee crisis fearsGuardianNigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari met with the Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh to persuade him to step down. PHOTO: TWITTER/ PRESIDENCY NIGERIA. West African leaders began crisis talks with President Yahya Jammeh on Friday over his refusal ...and more »

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

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

ReutersAfrican Union will not recognize Gambia's Jammeh from Jan. 19ReutersGambia'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. By Aaron Maasho and ...and more »

Nigeria army memo: Prepare 800 troops for Gambia if needed - Daily Mail

Nigeria army memo: Prepare 800 troops for Gambia if neededDaily MailLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian army memo orders officers to prepare a battalion of 800 troops for a possible military intervention in Gambia, where the longtime leader has refused to accept his election loss and step down. West Africa's regional ...and more »

Nigerian legislators OK offering asylum to Gambia leader - News24;

Nigerian legislators OK offering asylum to Gambia leader - News24

News24Nigerian legislators OK offering asylum to Gambia leaderNews24Lagos - Nigerian legislators voted Thursday to offer asylum to Gambia's longtime leader, who is refusing to cede power after losing elections. Legislators confirmed the vote in favor of authorizing Nigeria's leader to offer safe haven to President ...and more »

No deal in talks to persuade Gambian leader to step down - Chicago Daily Herald;

No deal in talks to persuade Gambian leader to step down - Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Daily HeraldNo deal in talks to persuade Gambian leader to step downChicago Daily HeraldDAKAR, Senegal -- No deal was reached Friday in last-ditch attempts by a regional mediation team to persuade Gambia's longtime leader to step down, and while mediation will continue, the inauguration next week of the elected opposition coalition leader ...and more »

Jammeh's lawyer asks court to block Barrow's inauguration - South African Broadcasting Corporation;

Jammeh's lawyer asks court to block Barrow's inauguration - South African Broadcasting Corporation

South African Broadcasting CorporationJammeh's lawyer asks court to block Barrow's inaugurationSouth African Broadcasting CorporationA lawyer for The Gambia's president has filed an injunction asking the Supreme Court to bar the swearing in of the president-elect Adama Barrow this month.(REUTERS). Tags: Banjul · Gambia · Supreme Court · Yahya Jammeh · Adama Barrow · Barrister ...and more »

Nigerian lower house moves to offer Gambia's Jammeh asylum: lawmakers - South African Broadcasting Corporation;

Nigerian lower house moves to offer Gambia's Jammeh asylum: lawmakers - South African Broadcasting Corporation

South African Broadcasting CorporationNigerian lower house moves to offer Gambia's Jammeh asylum: lawmakersSouth African Broadcasting CorporationNigeria's lower house voted on Thursday to offer Gambian President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he steps down, lawmakers said. The House of Representatives approved a motion to authorise President Muhammadu Buhari to offer Jammeh asylum if he ...and more »

Nigerian Army denies plan to invade Gambia - Daily Post Nigeria;

Nigerian Army denies plan to invade Gambia - Daily Post Nigeria

Daily Post NigeriaNigerian Army denies plan to invade GambiaDaily Post NigeriaThe Nigerian Army has denied news making the rounds online that it is planning to send troops into Gambia. In a statement released on Thursday by its spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Army labelled the report as false and a figment of the medium ...and more »

Gambian president's party seeks to block rival's inauguration - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Gambian president's party seeks to block rival's inaugurationThomson Reuters FoundationBANJUL, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The political party of Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who lost an election last month but has refused to accept his defeat, filed a request for an injunction with the Supreme Court on Thursday aimed at blocking the swearing ...and more »

Gambia: Nigerian lawmakers want asylum for Jammeh - Premium Times;

Gambia: Nigerian lawmakers want asylum for Jammeh - Premium Times

Premium TimesGambia: Nigerian lawmakers want asylum for JammehPremium TimesNigeria's lower chamber of parliament on Thursday asked the country's President Muhammadu Buhari to consider offering asylum to President Yahya Jammeh to resolve the political crisis in The Gambia. Mr. Jammeh has refused to leave office despite losing ...and more »

Gambia: It's a coup, if Jammeh Remains in Power - Freedom Newspaper;

Gambia: It's a coup, if Jammeh Remains in Power - Freedom Newspaper

Freedom NewspaperGambia: It's a coup, if Jammeh Remains in PowerFreedom NewspaperGreetings Pa, It's a coup, if Jammeh Remains in Power Jammeh has a problem that is entirely his own creation, stemming from his style of leadership. The supreme court which does not have enough judges, because he fires judges... January 12, 2017. Share.and more »

Nigeria: Lower House Approves Giving Gambian President Asylum - STRATFOR

Nigeria: Lower House Approves Giving Gambian President AsylumSTRATFORThe lower house of Nigeria's National Assembly voted Jan. 12 to approve giving Gambian President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he were to step down, Reuters reported. The motion comes ahead of a trip by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to Gambia on ...and more »

Nigeria's lawmakers to consider asylum for Gambia's Jammeh - eNCA;

Nigeria's lawmakers to consider asylum for Gambia's Jammeh - eNCA

eNCANigeria's lawmakers to consider asylum for Gambia's JammeheNCAABUJA - Nigerian lawmakers are to discuss whether Gambian President Yahya Jammeh should be given asylum, a member of parliament said on Thursday. Emmanuel Yisa Orker-Jev, head of the rules and business committee in the House of ...and more »

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria raises troops for Gambia, ready to remove Yahya Jammeh - Premium Times;

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria raises troops for Gambia, ready to remove Yahya Jammeh - Premium Times

Premium TimesEXCLUSIVE: Nigeria raises troops for Gambia, ready to remove Yahya JammehPremium TimesThe Nigerian Army has raised an army battalion that would be deployed in troubled Gambia to forcefully remove President Yahya Jammeh from power if he fails to step down on January 19, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. The battalion ...and more »

ECOWAS stands for peaceful mediation, says Halifa Sallah - The Point;

ECOWAS stands for peaceful mediation, says Halifa Sallah - The Point

The PointECOWAS stands for peaceful mediation, says Halifa SallahThe PointThe Coalition spokesperson, Halifa Sallah, has said that ECOWAS stands for peaceful mediation and nothing else. He made this remark yesterday at a press conference held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel. The Ecowas force only comes in when Gambians are at ...and more »

Nigeria may grant Yahya Jammeh asylum - Guardian;

Nigeria may grant Yahya Jammeh asylum - Guardian

GuardianNigeria may grant Yahya Jammeh asylumGuardian(FILES) This file photo taken on March 28, 2014 shows President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia attending the 44th summit of the 15-nation west African bloc ECOWAS at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation in Yamoussoukro. Gambian President Yahya ...and more »

Only court can declare who's president, Gambia's Jammeh insists - News24;

Only court can declare who's president, Gambia's Jammeh insists - News24

News24Only court can declare who's president, Gambia's Jammeh insistsNews24Dakar - Gambia's outgoing President Yahya Jammeh is criticising foreign pressure for him to step down and calling on Gambians to wait for a Supreme Court decision to determine the credibility of the December 1 elections that he lost. On Tuesday ...and more »

Gambia stalemate: Reps to debate asylum for Jammeh in Nigeria - Daily Post Nigeria;

Gambia stalemate: Reps to debate asylum for Jammeh in Nigeria - Daily Post Nigeria

Daily Post NigeriaGambia stalemate: Reps to debate asylum for Jammeh in NigeriaDaily Post NigeriaOn Thursday, the House of Representatives will debate a motion, which will determine if Gambian President Yahaya Jammeh will be granted asylum in Nigeria. The move is part of efforts to broker peace and ensure transition in the West African country.and more »

Gambia's Jammeh warns African leaders against interference - Daily Nation;

Gambia's Jammeh warns African leaders against interference - Daily Nation

Daily NationGambia's Jammeh warns African leaders against interferenceDaily NationYahya Jammeh (centre) gestures before casting his vote at a polling station in the presidential election in Banjul, Gambia, on December 1, 2016. He seized power in a 1994 coup and had until now survived multiple attempts to remove him from the presidency.and more »

Gambia: Jammeh Says He Will Not Step Down; As Ruling APRC MP Says Jammeh Is Going To Step Down On Friday - Freedom Newspaper;

Gambia: Jammeh Says He Will Not Step Down; As Ruling APRC MP Says Jammeh Is Going To Step Down On Friday - Freedom Newspaper

Freedom NewspaperGambia: Jammeh Says He Will Not Step Down; As Ruling APRC MP Says Jammeh Is Going To Step Down On FridayFreedom NewspaperGambian defiant dictator Yahya Jammeh, says he will not step down from power. Mr. Jammeh, was reacting to reports circulating on social media, hinting that his Tuesday televised speech suggests that he was planning to relinquish power.... January 11 ...and more »