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Seedy Njie says Jammeh is staying put
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Seedy Njie says Jammeh is staying put

Gambia’s former Information Minister Seedy Njie said Thursday that embattled former President Yahya Jammeh would not leave office. Njie expressed fewer concerns at the presence of ECOWAS troops that have entered the country with no resistance so far. The outgoing minister decried the intervention as ‘unlawful’ and said the ‘rule […]

UN Security Council backs ECOWAS action in Gambia
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UN Security Council backs ECOWAS action in Gambia

The United Nations Security Council has recognized the Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow and backing the action of regional powers in the West African nation. West African forces crossed into the Gambia depose former President Yahya Jammeh who remains defiant and refusing to leave power. “The people of The Gambia […]

Gambia has a new president. His name is Adama Barrow
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Gambia has a new president. His name is Adama Barrow

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has been sworn-in despite former President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to leave. Barrow won the country’s last month’s polls against Jammeh, who is disputing the results throwing the small country into a deepening a political crisis. “This is a day no Gambian will ever forget in a […]

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow poses for a photo after an exclusive interview with Reuters in Banjul, Gambia, December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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Barrow to be sworn-in at Gambia’s embassy in Senegal

Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn-in at the country’s embassy in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Last minute efforts by Mauritania’s President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz for Jammeh to avert the use of military force failed. Soldiers and police officers have secured the embassy and hundreds of Gambians have gathered […]