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Gambians seek refuge in Senegal amid political tension - UNHCR

By Hélène Caux | 13 January 2017 | Français. Gambian women and children after crossing the border into Senegal. © Courtesy William Diatta / WFP. DAKAR, Senegal – Several thousand people, mainly children, have crossed into Senegal from the Gambia ...and more »

Senegal hosts president-elect of the Gambia as Jammeh urged to leave - The Guardian

Gambians flee as west African states consider military intervention if Jammeh refuses to cede power to Adama Barrow. Associated Press in Dakar. Sun 15 Jan 2017 14.20 EST First published on Sun 15 Jan 2017 13.59 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Thousands flee Gambia in fear of mayhem - Independent Online

Banjul – Anxiety has gripped Gambia ahead of Thursday when President Yahya Jammeh must hand over power to rival Adama Barrow after the December 1 election. After initially conceding defeat, Jammeh is contesting the results and vowed not to vacate ...and more »

Africans prepare an intervention for democracy - Washington Post

Jeffrey Smith is the founding director of Vanguard Africa, a nonprofit group that supports pro-reform leaders in Africa. Follow him on Twitter at @Smith_JeffreyT. African nations are on the verge of taking an extraordinary step to rescue democracy in a ...and more »

Gambia crisis intensifies before Thursday's presidential inauguration - Washington Post

If you think Donald Trump's presidential inauguration Friday is going to be contentious, or even dangerous, take a look at what is happening in Gambia. Yahya Jammeh, president of the West African nation, has been in power since he staged a coup 22 ...and more »

Gambia President-elect Barrow 'to stay in Senegal until inauguration' - BBC News

The Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow is to remain in Senegal until his planned inauguration on Thursday, state media in Senegal say. The move was requested by West African leaders after a summit in Mali, Senegalese news agency APS said.and more »

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declares state of emergency -

The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has declared a state of emergency, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month. In a national TV address, Jammeh said on Tuesday the measure was necessary because of "the ...and more »

Gambia President-elect Adama Barrow's son killed by dog - BBC News

The son of Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by a dog. Eight-year-old Habibu Barrow is reported to have died on the way to the hospital on Sunday in Manjai near the Gambian capital Banjul. Mr Barrow missed his son's ...and more »

Gambia dispute: African Union 'will not recognise' President Jammeh - BBC News

The African Union has said it will no longer recognise The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh as the country's leader from next Thursday, when his term ends. The bloc warns of "serious consequences" if Mr Jammeh's refusal to give up power causes a crisis.and more »

Adama Barrow says inauguration as Gambia president to go ahead - The Guardian

Election winner vows to be sworn in 'on Gambian soil' this Thursday despite efforts of incumbent Yahya Jammeh to prevent it. Ruth Maclean in Dakar. Mon 16 Jan 2017 15.56 EST Last modified on Mon 16 Jan 2017 19.20 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »