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‘No Money in the Coffers, Yahya Jammeh Took it All’ in Gambia Says New President Adama Barrow

‘No Money in the Coffers, Yahya Jammeh Took it All’ in Gambia Says New President Adama Barrow

Speaking on Sengalese radio, elected President Adama Barrow said there appeared to be an absence of state funds following the exit of Yahya Jammeh. The deal Jammeh struck to exit the Gambia may make him untouchable. Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh drained state coffers before he fled the country, newly inaugurated President Adama Barrow, said on […]

Dictator in Disguise Yahya Jammeh Offered Last Chance for Peaceful Exit Before Troops Advance

Dictator in Disguise Yahya Jammeh Offered Last Chance for Peaceful Exit Before Troops Advance

West African leaders said it was no longer possible for Gambia’s veteran leader Yahya Jammeh to stay in power as regional military forces stood ready to advance on the capital Banjul on Friday. A regional delegation was due to visit Banjul to give Jammeh a last chance to quit peacefully and cede office to newly-elected […]

The Final Hours of Gambia’s Strongman Yahya Jammeh

The Final Hours of Gambia’s Strongman Yahya Jammeh

The protracted leadership crisis in Gambia has come to an end. Former leader Yahya Jammeh has finally stepped down and new President Adama Barrow has taken office. DW’s Adrian Kriesch reports from Banjul. On Friday afternoon in Gambia’s capital Banjul the streets in front of the State House were completely empty. Suddenly, several cars arrived […]

So How Did Mugabe Get Away With It? Zimbabweans Look to the Gambia With Envy

So How Did Mugabe Get Away With It? Zimbabweans Look to the Gambia With Envy

“We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!” That was the tweeted wail from prominent Zimbabwe lawyer Fadzayi Mahere this week as she and many Zimbabweans watched events up in the Gambia with envy. Much as President Robert Mugabe is widely thought to have done in March 2008, Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh lost polls in his […]

Yahya Jammeh leader of 22 years has finally agreed to cede and will leave the country

Yahya Jammeh leader of 22 years has finally agreed to cede and will leave the country

Gambia’s new president has said that Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the country for 22 years and refused for weeks to step down after losing the recent election, has finally “agreed to leave”. Writing on Twitter on Friday, Adama Barrow said Jammeh would also leave the country. “I would like to inform you that Yahya Jammeh […]

Ecowas Troops Halt Gambia Military Advancement

Ecowas Troops Halt Gambia Military Advancement

ECOWAS troops halted their march into Gambia Thursday night to give former president Yahya Jammeh one more last chance to leave Banjul. Mr. Jammeh has up till noon on Friday to leave, in the new deadline given by ECOWAS, the West African regional bloc. If he fails to do so, the troops under Operation Restore […]

Gambia Crisis Heightens As New President Inaugurated

Gambia Crisis Heightens As New President Inaugurated

“This is the day we’ve been waiting for,” Sanna told me as he and hundreds of Gambians gathered outside their country’s embassy in Dakar, Senegal to celebrate the inauguration today of President Adama Barrow. Barrow took the oath of office at the embassy, wary of returning to Gambia where his safety would be at risk. […]

Adama Barrow takes oath of office as the new President of The Gambia

Adama Barrow takes oath of office as the new President of The Gambia

Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambia’s new president on Thursday at a ceremony in the country’s embassy in neighbouring Senegal, as incumbent Yahya Jammeh refused to step down after last month’s presidential election. “This is a day no Gambian will ever forget in a lifetime,” Barrow said in a speech immediately after taking the […]

Senegalese troops enter The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as strongman Jammeh refuses to stand down

Senegalese troops enter The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as strongman Jammeh refuses to stand down

Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power as the country’s new president, a Senegalese army spokesman has said. It comes shortly after Mr Barrow took the oath of office at The Gambia’s embassy in the capital of Senegal. He has been recognised internationally. But strongman Yahya Jammeh has refused to […]

African Union Will Not Recognise Jammeh As President From January 19

African Union Will Not Recognise Jammeh As President From January 19

The African Union will cease to recognise Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh as the nation’s legitimate president as of January 19. It is the date he is due to hand power to Adama Barrow, the winner of the December 1 election. The AU’s Peace and Security Council made this declaration after a meeting in Addis Ababa, the […]

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