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Ousted Gambia President Jammeh To Stand Down, Adama Barrow Takes Power

Ousted Gambia President Jammeh To Stand Down, Adama Barrow Takes Power

Gambia’s ousted President Yahya Jammeh ceded power to democratically-elected Adama Barrow after days of negotiations and threats of military action, an advisor to Barrow confirmed on Friday. The newly inaugurated leader told supporters “the rule of fear has been vanished from the Gambia for good.” Jammeh had refused to step aside despite losing his mandate […]

Gambia’s Jammeh Offered Last Chance For Peaceful Exit Before Troops Advance

Gambia’s Jammeh Offered Last Chance For Peaceful Exit Before Troops Advance

West African leaders were due in Banjul on Friday morning to offer Gambia’s veteran leader Yahya Jammeh a last chance to step down peacefully before regional forces, which have already entered the country, oust him. Troops from regional bloc ECOWAS, spearheaded by Senegal and Nigeria, crossed into Gambia on Thursday at the request of newly […]

Gambian Vice President Resigns As Jammeh Remains Defiant

Gambian Vice President Resigns As Jammeh Remains Defiant

In what is clearly the biggest indication that the President of The Gambia, Yayha Jammeh, has lost control of his government, the country’s Vice president, Isatou Njie-Saidy, on Wednesday resigned. She announced her resignation hours before official end of the tenure of Mr. Jammeh’s administration as the country’s political impasse gets worse over the refusal […]

Four Gambian Ministers Resign As Neighbouring States Prepare To Step In

Four Gambian Ministers Resign As Neighbouring States Prepare To Step In

Gambia’s ministers of finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh’s government, state television said, as regional forces prepare to oust the veteran leader unless he steps down by Thursday. Jammeh, in power since a 1994 coup, has become increasingly isolated at home and abroad after he refused to accept […]

Food and Agriculture Organization Supports Fisheries Department Of Gambia With Fishing Gears

Food and Agriculture Organization Supports Fisheries Department Of Gambia With Fishing Gears

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 28 December handed over fishing gears worth over GMD4.7m to 12 communities and the Fisheries Department at a brief ceremony held in Banjul. The Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources Pa Ousman Jarju who presided over the event received the donation on […]

Use Of Force Imminent As Ecowas Plans To Oust Jammeh

Use Of Force Imminent As Ecowas Plans To Oust Jammeh

The refusal of out going President Yaya Jammeh of The Gambia to agree to step down honourably on January 19, 2017 following his loss of the December 1, 2016 presidential election to the coalition of opposition parties’ candidate, Mr. Adam Barrow, has left the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders with no other […]

Lawmakers Want Asylum for Jammeh

Lawmakers Want Asylum for Jammeh

Nigeria’s lower chamber of parliament on Thursday asked the country’s President Muhammadu Buhari to consider offering asylum to President Yahya Jammeh to resolve the political crisis in The Gambia. Mr. Jammeh has refused to leave office despite losing December’s presidential election to opposition candidate Adama Barrow. Mr. Buhari and other West African leaders will be […]

Yaya Jammeh Has No Chance Of Winning Ecowas In War

Yaya Jammeh Has No Chance Of Winning Ecowas In War

With all his bad mouth and loud noise, Yaya Jammeh is least prepared for the war against ECOWAS forces. Should he refuse stepping down when his mandate expires on 19 January 2017 December electoral defeat here are simple facts at hand that suggest Yaya Jammeh does not have what it takes to win war on […]

Gambia: Army Chief Supports Controversial President

Gambia: Army Chief Supports Controversial President

Gambia’s top military commander has restated his loyalty to long-time President Yahya Jammeh, despite his election defeat. Previously, several African states warned they might send in troops if Jammeh ignores the result. The signal of support to Jammeh is sure to boost tensions in the deeply divided country, as the president prepares to challenge the […]

Africa Bloc Vows To Send Troops If Jammeh Stays

Africa Bloc Vows To Send Troops If Jammeh Stays

West African leaders will send troops into The Gambia if its longtime ruler who lost elections does not step down next month, the president of the Economic Community of West African States said on Friday. Marcel de Souza told reporters the regional bloc has chosen Senegal to lead any military intervention if President Yahya Jammeh […]