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Africa: A shrinking space for autocrats - Financial Times

Rarely can so huge a continent have displayed so much interest in so small a country. Ever since Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, an African dictator from central casting, first agreed to step down after losing elections in December, the sliver of a nation has ...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. Yahya Jammeh, the authoritarian former ruler of the Gambia who went into exile at the weekend, stole millions of dollars ...and more »

Gambia's longtime autocratic leader finally leaves the country to go into exile - Quartz

Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh finally left the country on Saturday evening local time after several days of negotiations with West African leaders and Gambia's incoming government over the terms of his exit from office. Locals were relieved ...and more »

Gambia's defeated president finally gave up power — and took luxury cars and millions of dollars with him - Washington Post

NAIROBI — As the plane carrying Gambia's disgraced former president prepared to depart the small west African country on Saturday, onlookers caught a last glimpse of Yahya Jammeh's face through the window. He had been forced from the country that he ...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 »

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. Sun 22 Jan 2017 14.20 EST Last modified on Tue 28 Nov 2017 02.01 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Gambia: A lesson for African dictators - Aljazeera.com

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' - Aljazeera.com

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 »

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 »

'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 »