Politics

Jammeh says Barrow will not be inaugurated
Politics

Jammeh says Barrow will not be inaugurated

Tensions are likely to flare and a small tourist-friendly nation may be in Africa thrown into limbo on January 19 after President Yahya Jammeh’s term expires and President-elect Adama Barrow swears himself in. The Gambia’s defeated President Yahya Jammeh says President-elect Adama Barrow will be not be inaugurated unless the […]

The Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow meets ECOWAS leaders during talks in Banjul for President Yahya Jammeh to step down / PHOTO: Alhagie Manka - STATE OF MIC
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Gambia’s government-in-waiting hopeful of Buhari intervention

Gambian opposition leaders backing President-elect Adama Barrow are banking their hopes on Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s political and military experience to extinguish the political logjam in mainland Africa’s smallest nation, said Mr. Femi Adesina, Mr. Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. “We need the experience of President Muhammadu Buhari […]

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 has not made any cabinet appointments

The Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow has not formed his government, said a senior member Mai Ahmad Fatty, days after a list of cabinet positions was made public on social media. “President-elect Barrow did not appoint a Cabinet. Gambians and the international community shall be duly informed publicly at the appropriate […]