Sunday, February 26, 2017

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    Barrow arrives Gambia after 2 weeks in Senegal

Barrow arrives Gambia after 2 weeks in Senegal

President Adama Barrow of Gambia has arrived in his country, weeks after fleeing over the refusal of Yahya Jammeh to cede power.Barrow had been in neighbouring Senegal where he took his oath of office in the Gambian embassy in Dakar, capital of Senegal.Hundreds of people gathered along the streets of Gambia’s capital Banjul on Thursday to welcome home the new [...]

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    Barrow names Jammeh’s ex-minister as vice-president

Barrow names Jammeh’s ex-minister as vice-president

President Adama Barrow has appointed Fatoumata Tambajang as vice-president, Halifa Sallah, his spokesman, disclosed on Monday.Tambajang once served as minister of health under former President Yahya Jammeh.Tambajang is a prominent pro-democracy activist. She was the driving force behind forming a coalition of opposition parties that rallied behind Barrow during the December 1 presidential election.Barrow, who is currently in Senegal, where he [...]

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    ECOWAS troops disarm Gambia’s army, take over Jammeh’s village

ECOWAS troops disarm Gambia’s army, take over Jammeh’s village

The ECOWAS Military Intervention in The Gambia (ECOMIG) has disarmed some Gambian soldiers, and taken over the military installation in Yahya Jammeh’s home village of Kanilai.Kanilai came under heavy shelling  from ECOMIG troops on Thursday.The troops have been reported to have seized the military barracks in the border town of Farafenni as part of strengthening security across the country.AP quoted reliable [...]

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    Jammeh finally leaves Gambia

Jammeh finally leaves Gambia

Yahya Jammeh has left Gambia weeks after vowing to stay on until the supreme court hears the petition he filed to challenge the victory of President Adama Barrow in the December 1 election.Abdoulie Sey, a Gambian journalist, who witnessed the departure of the soldier turned politician, disclosed this late Saturday.In series of tweets, Sey gave updates on the last moments [...]

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    Barrow: Jammeh can’t stay in Gambia for now, I believe he’ll go to Guinea

Barrow: Jammeh can’t stay in Gambia for now, I believe he’ll go to Guinea

President Adama Barrow of Gambia says he believes that Yahya Jammeh, his predecessor, will relocate to Guinea after handing over power.In an interview with AP, the new president said he has the plan of return home to take power once the situation is clear.Barrow, who won the country’s last election, is currently in Senegal as a result of Jammeh’s refusal [...]

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    West African leaders give Jammeh last chance to cede power

West African leaders give Jammeh last chance to cede power

West African leaders on Friday said they would travel once again to The Gambia in a last-minute effort to convince Yahya Jammeh to cede power.Presidents of Liberia and Guinea were expected to arrive in Banjul, capital of Gambia, to give Jammeh, who ruled the small West African nation for 22 years, a last chance to respect the constitution.The announcement came [...]

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    Senegalese troops break into Gambia

Senegalese troops break into Gambia

In a move to oust Yahya Jammeh, who is refusing to quit his position as president of The Gambia, Senegalese troops have entered the West African country.Long convoys of military vehicles with armed soldiers entered the troubled nation through the border town of Karang, Abdoulie Bah, a resident, told dpa.The troops are expected to search for Jammeh.They entered Gambia not [...]

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    Barrow sworn in as president of The Gambia

Barrow sworn in as president of The Gambia

Adama Barrow, winner of the December 1 presidential election in Gambia, has been sworn in as the country's president.Sheriff Tambadou, president of the Gambian Bar Association, administered the oath of office on Barrow at his country's embassy in Senegal.Yahya Jammeh has refused to hand over power to Barrow. Though he initially accepted losing the election, he later made a U-turn, [...]

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    Botswana becomes first country to cut ties with Jammeh

Botswana becomes first country to cut ties with Jammeh

Botswana has become the first African country to announce that it no longer recognises Yahya Jammeh as president of The Gambia.The southern African made its position known in a statement issued on Thursday. It also called on the international community to mount pressure on Jammeh to step down."Following Mr. Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to hand over power to the President-elect Adama Barrow, [...]

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    Ekweremadu: Buhari’s deployment of troops over Jammeh unconstitutional

Ekweremadu: Buhari’s deployment of troops over Jammeh unconstitutional

‎Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says President Muhammadu Buhari ought to have sought the approval of the national assembly before deploying troops in Senegal for an operation in the Gambia.Nigerian troops and fighter‎ jets were deployed in Senegal for the enforcement of a resolution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to remove Yahya Jammeh if he refused [...]

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    Barrow to Gambians: The future starts tomorrow

Barrow to Gambians: The future starts tomorrow

President-elect Adama Barrow of Gambia has told his countrymen to brace up for the future which “starts tomorrow”.Barrow defeated Yahya Jammeh in last year’s general election, and is supposed to be sworn in on Thursday, but Jammeh has refused to step down despite pleas from continental leaders.Realising that Jammeh would not toe the path of honour, the Economic Community of [...]

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    Jammeh declares 90-day emergency in Gambia

Jammeh declares 90-day emergency in Gambia

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia has declared a 90-day state of emergency in his country.The development comes 24 hours to the end of his tenure.The terms of the curfew and its implications have not been made known, but there are possibilities that it could affect the swearing on of Adama Barrow, winner of the December presidential election.Barrow is currently in [...]

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    Gambia’s foreign minister abandons Jammeh

Gambia’s foreign minister abandons Jammeh

Neneh MacDouall-Gaye, foreign minister of The Gambia, has quit the cabinet of President Yahya Jammeh.MacDouall-Gaye sent in her resignation through a letter, giving rise to the belief that she fled the country before hinting Jammeh of her decision.Sheriff Bojang, Gambia’s information minister, who resigned last week, also left Gambia before disclosing his action.Jammeh is becoming more unpopular as a result [...]

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    Jammeh ‘files’ suit to stop Barrow’s inauguration

Jammeh ‘files’ suit to stop Barrow’s inauguration

President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia says he has filed an injunction to prevent Adama Barrow from taking office on Thursday.Jammeh said the January 19 date for his mandate to come to an end is not “carved in stone”.He wants the supreme court to hear his suit against the election commission before he considers leaving office.Jammeh has called President Ellen [...]

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    Buhari, Barrow head to Mali after failing to convince Jammeh

Buhari, Barrow head to Mali after failing to convince Jammeh

The delegation led by President Muhammadu Buhari flew out of Banjul, capital of Gambia, late Friday after being unable to reach any deal with President Yahaya Jammeh.Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, disclosed this to reporters at the end of the meeting with Jammeh.The soldier-turned politician has refused to hand over power despite losing the December election.“The ECOWAS team has [...]

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    AU to Jammeh: From next week, we’ll cease to recognise you as president

AU to Jammeh: From next week, we’ll cease to recognise you as president

The African Union (AU) will cease to recognise President Yahya Jammeh as the nation’s legitimate president from January 19.It is the date he is due to hand over to Adama Barrow, winner of 1 December election.The AU’s peace and security council made this declaration after a meeting in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.The council also warned of “serious consequences in [...]

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