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The president of Gambia's Independent Electoral Commission, Alieu Momarr Mjiar, announces presidential election results in Banjul, Gambia, December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
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Gambian army end occupation of election house

Security forces from the elite presidential guard loyal to Gambia’s downcasted President Yahya Jammeh ended their occupation of the West African nation’s electoral office. Gambia’s military took over the office of the electoral commission after Jammeh rescinded his decision to concede defeat to the opposition challenger Adama Barrow, who won […]

Coalition says Barrow’s convoy an exception
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Coalition says Barrow’s convoy an exception

The Gambia’s winning unity government-in-waiting say President-elect Adama Barrow is an exception to a new ordinance requiring those wanting to use convoys on the highway to get a permit. The Gambia’s police chief came under fire from the public for targeting the President-elect amid a political stalemate over incumbent President […]

Barrow wants dialogue over conflict
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Barrow wants dialogue over conflict

ECOWAS now says it is contemplating military action to oust The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh if he refuses to step down when his term expires next month, but it appears the West African nation’s President-electAdama Barrow wants dialogue over war. “I do not want to preside over a country that […]

The convoy of Gambia's preisdent-elect Adama Barrow is seen as he arrives for a meeting in Banjul, Gambia, December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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Gambia’s convoy permit not targeted at president-elect

Gambia’s police denied that its new ordinance demanding those wanting to travel in convoys to request a permit is targeting the country’s president-elect, Adama Barrow. “It was made in good faith,” Police Chief Yankuba Sonko said, and not meant to maliciously target any particular group of individuals. Police said Tuesday […]

Gambia’s UN envoy hands over to his repugnant deputy
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Gambia’s UN envoy hands over to his repugnant deputy

Gambia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Momodou Tangara has handed over official duties to his repulsive deputy Samsudeen Sarr after being recalled to home services President Yahya Jammeh. Tangara was among a dozen diplomats that called on President Yahya Jammeh, the West African nation’s autocratic ruler to step down and […]

Gambia police now require permit for convoys
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Gambia police now require permit for convoys

The Gambia’s police chief said Monday that anyone using a convoy should seek a permit from the district police, a move that has been met with strong condemnation from opposition supporters. Gambia’s disheartened President Yahya Jammeh was defeated in the polls by the opposition coalition’s Adama Barrow in the West […]