Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tag "Yahaya Jammeh"

    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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    Ready to step down? Jammeh appoints mediator between him and Barrow

Ready to step down? Jammeh appoints mediator between him and Barrow

Gambia’s outgoing President Yayah Jammeh on Wednesday appointed a mediator to facilitate meetings between himself and president-elect Adama Barrow.Jammeh, who ruled the small West African nation with an iron fist for more than two decades, refuses to accept the result of the December 1 presidential poll, which saw him, lose power.Barrow, a former real estate agent, who was little known [...]

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    Jammeh suffers setback at supreme court, postpones ECOWAS visit

Jammeh suffers setback at supreme court, postpones ECOWAS visit

Yahaya Jammeh, president of Gambia, has suffered a setback in his bid to use the country’s supreme court to upturn the victory of Adama Barrow, his rival.On Tuesday, the apex court postponed the hearing of the case for months, citing a lack of judges.“We can only hear this matter when we have a full bench of the Supreme Court,” Emmanuel [...]

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    Nigeria will do everything possible to make Jammeh hand over, says Onyema

Nigeria will do everything possible to make Jammeh hand over, says Onyema

Geoffrey Onyeama, foreign affairs minister, says Nigeria will do everything possible to bring about a peaceful resolution of Gambia's political crisis.Expressing optimism that President Yahya Jammeh would listen to the voice of his people, Onyeama told NAN about the efforts being made to resolve the political impasse in the West African country.The Gambian leader had accused ECOWAS of declaring war against [...]

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    Ekweremadu opposes military action in Gambia

Ekweremadu opposes military action in Gambia

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy president of the senate, has warned against military action in Gambia, following the refusal of President Yahaya Jammeh to step down after losing election.Maintaining that such action could threaten the security of the entire sub-region, Ekweremadu urged the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as well as the international community to explore dialogue.Ekweremadu, who is a [...]

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    ECOWAS leaders have declared war on us, says Jammeh

ECOWAS leaders have declared war on us, says Jammeh

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia has accused the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) of declaring war against his country.Jammeh, who has vowed to stay in power despite losing the December 1 election to rival Adama Barrow, promised to defend his country against any "outside aggression".The veteran leader initially conceded defeat in the vote, then changed his mind days [...]

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    Gambian coalition says Buhari has what it takes to face Jammeh

Gambian coalition says Buhari has what it takes to face Jammeh

The coalition of seven political parties that produced Adama Barrow, president-elect of Gambia, has enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to deploy his vast experience, alongside other African leaders to resolve the political logjam in Gambia.A statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, the coalition made the call while speaking with [...]

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