Gambia crunch talks overshadowed by refugee crisis fears - Guardian

Nigeria'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 ...

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

Gambia'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 ...

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

LAGOS, 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 ...

Nigerian legislators OK offering asylum to Gambia leader - News24

Lagos - 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 ...

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

DAKAR, 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 ...

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

A 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 ...

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

Nigeria'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 ...

Nigerian Army denies plan to invade Gambia - Daily Post Nigeria

The 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 ...

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

BANJUL, 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 ...

Gambia: Nigerian lawmakers want asylum for Jammeh - Premium Times

Nigeria'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 ...

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

Greetings 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.

Nigeria: Lower House Approves Giving Gambian President Asylum - STRATFOR

The 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 ...

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

ABUJA - 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

Nigeria may grant Yahya Jammeh asylum - Guardian

(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 ...

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

Dakar - 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 ...

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

On 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.

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

Yahya 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.

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

Gambian 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 ...