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Gambia Crisis Heightens as New President Inaugurated - Human Rights Watch

“This is the day we've been waiting for,” Sanna told me as he and hundreds of Gambians gathered outside their country's embassy in Dakar, Senegal to celebrate the inauguration today of President Adama Barrow. Barrow took the oath of office at the ...and more »

Senegal, Nigeria and Ghana to invade Gambia - Pravda

Senegal has allegedly deployed troops in the Gambia after President Yahya Jammeh refused to leave his post. Nigeria and Ghana also intend to take part in the invasion. 0 comments 97 share. Senegal, Nigeria and Ghana to invade Gambia. 59624.jpeg ...and more »

Yahya Jammeh leaves the Gambia after 22 years of rule - The Guardian

Yahya Jammeh has flown out of Banjul to make way for Adama Barrow, in Gambia's first democratic transition of power. Ruth Maclean in Banjul, and agencies. Sat 21 Jan 2017 16.42 EST First published on Sat 21 Jan 2017 11.25 EST. Share on Facebook · Share ...and more »

Gambia: Adama Barrow must not forget his big promises - Amnesty International

As Adama Barrow is scheduled to be inaugurated in Senegal this afternoon, Sabrina Mahtani Amnesty International's West Africa Anglophone Researcher said: "Today's inauguration ceremony of Adama Barrow is a moment to remember the risks currently faced ...and more »

Gambia crisis ends as Yahya Jammeh leaves for exile -

The Gambia's ex-leader Yahya Jammeh has flown out of the country he ruled for 22 years and into exile, bringing an end to a protracted political crisis following presidential elections last month. The longtime ruler refused to step down after a ...and more »

The final hours of Gambia's Yahya Jammeh - Deutsche Welle

On Friday afternoon in Gambia's capital Banjul the streets in front of the State House were completely empty. Suddenly, several cars arrived in a single convoy; two Rolls-Royces pulled up, in which sat the leader's last allies, the presidents of ...and more »

As Gambia's Crisis Grows, Refugees Face Struggle for Asylum in Senegal - News Deeply

In August 2014, I crossed the Gambian border into SenegaI. I was fleeing persecution by my government and possible imprisonment over a story I had written two months earlier, about a human trafficking case involving locals. I have now been on the run ...and more »

A country with two presidents? Democracy tested in Gambia as Jammeh refuses to cede power - Christian Science Monitor

January 19, 2017 —It's Inauguration Day in Gambia. But the streets of the capital, Banjul, are almost silent – and the incumbent president has so far refused to step down, despite international pressure. The Economic Community of West African States ...and more »

The Gambia's president has created a political crisis. Now he must go - The Guardian

Yahya Jammeh is a dictator, but he lost elections. In today's west Africa that means ceding power, and if he doesn't go peacefully Ecowas troops will oust him. Thu 19 Jan 2017 13.17 EST Last modified on Mon 23 Jan 2017 06.15 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Some 45000 people have fled uncertainty in Gambia as tension mounts - UNHCR

By Hélène Caux | 20 January 2017. Some 40 tons of food aid arrived in the Ziguinchor region of Senegal on Thursday. Distribution to recent arrivals and host families should start shortly. © UNHCR/Helene caux. DAKAR, Senegal – Thousands of people have ...and more »