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Mali urges Gambia's leader to avoid 'bloodbath' and step down - New Vision

Mali's president called Saturday for Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to step down and avoid an unnecessary "bloodbath" by clinging to power and forcing a potential military intervention. The Gambia's political crisis dominated a summit co-organised by Mali ...and more »

The Gambia's president declares state of emergency - BBC News

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before his official mandate ends. He decried "extraordinary" foreign interference in his country's affairs and December's election. Regional leaders have been unsuccessfully ...and more »

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

Senegal is hosting Adama Barrow, president-elect of neighbouring the Gambia, until his inauguration on 19 January, as the small west African country's longtime leader, Yahya Jammeh, refuses to step down peacefully despite mediation efforts and calls ...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: Four ministers resign from Jammeh government -

The Gambia's ministers for finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government, according to ministry sources and state television. The resignations were announced on Tuesday less than a day after ...and more »

Gambians seek refuge in Senegal amid political tension - UNHCR

Several thousand Gambians have crossed to Senegal in the last 10 days to escape growing tension over the results of last month's presidential election. By Hélène Caux | 13 January 2017 | Français. Gambian women and children after crossing the border ...and more »

Military intervention to end Gambia impasse draws closer - Financial Times

West African leaders are stepping up plans for a military intervention in Gambia to enforce the result of December's election after weeks of failed efforts to persuade president Yahya Jammeh to give up power. Nigeria, which is playing a lead role in ...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. President ...and more »

West African states prepare to invade Gambia to force Yahya Jammeh to hand power to president-elect Adama Barrow -

Thousands of people have begun fleeing Gambia amid growing signs that West African states could invade the former British colony within days. Regional leaders have signalled their determination to mount a rare African defence of democratic principle by ...and more »

Gambia's President-elect arrives in Senegal after talks fail - Reuters

DAKAR (Reuters) - Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has left the country for neighboring Senegal, a coalition member and local media said on Sunday, a day after West African leaders failed to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step aside. Gambian ...and more »