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“Photos of luxury vehicles acquired by Jammeh in his final days”

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the country’s state coffers and shipping luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said on

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Jubilation in Gambia as Jammeh leaves for Guinea

There was jubilation in Banjul, the capital city of The Gambia on Saturday, after the embattled ex-President of the country, Yahya Jammeh, made a broadcast on the state-owned Gambian Radio and Television Service that he had relinquished power.  A video

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Jammeh leaves Banjul today, ECOWAS forces await briefing

Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh will now leave Banjul on Saturday with President Alpha Conde of Guinea, to begin a new life in exile. This followed Friday’s final peace move by Conde and Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. The

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`No war’, Gambian Army Chief pledges

Gambia’s Chief of Defence, Ousman Badgie, on Friday said there “is not going to be any war or any fighting’’ as talks to convince Yahya Jammeh to cease power continues. The Gambian Army Chief assured that the West African leaders

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Gambians celebrating inauguration of Adama Barrow

Gambians took to the streets in their dozens to celebrate the swearing-in of President Adama Barrow on television live from Senegal, even as African troops approached. Young men shouted and sang while hanging out of cars, as children danced with

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I am ready for war, Jammeh tells global community

A last minute attempt to convince Yahya Jammeh to give up his role as Gambian president before Wednesday’s midnight deadline failed, according to sources in the country’s capital. Mauretanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz allegedly made a last-ditch effort late

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Gambia’s parliament extends Jammeh’s tenure

The Gambian parliament on Wednesday extended the tenure of embattled President, Yahya Jammeh, by 90 days, according to the BBC. The news comes a day after Jammeh declared a state of emergency in the country, amid mounting pressure on him

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Two transitions and a dog’s bad name

By Akin Rotimi This is a historic week in the world as far as democratic transitions are concerned. On Friday, January 20, 2017, President Barack Obama would be handing over as President of the United States of America to Donald Trump,

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Four Gambian ministers resign

Gambia’s Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh’s government, according to report on Tuesday. They all resigned as regional forces prepare to oust the veteran leader unless he steps down by Thursday. Jammeh,

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ECOWAS issues last warning to President Jammeh ahead of Barrow’s swearing-in

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has given the embattled President of The Gambia, Mr. Yahya Jammeh, till midnight tomorrow to vacate office and hand over power to the country’s President-Elect, Mr. Adama Barrow, or be ousted by

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