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Pres. Jammeh declares state of emergency ahead of rival’s inauguration

-Anietie Udobit,agency reports Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday declared a state of emergency, citing foreign interference in a presidential election he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow last month. The declaration was necessary "due to the unprecedented and extraordinary amount of foreign inference in the December 1 presidential elections and also

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Gambia: Supreme Courts truncates Jammeh’s ploy to remain in office after tenure

-Agency reports The move by outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to stop the inauguration of the President-elect Adama Barrow suffered a major setback on Monday as the country’s Supreme Court refused to hear the application. Last Thursday, the country’s ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction, APRC, filed an application for an

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Mali’s president called Jammeh to step down and avoid an unnecessary “bloodbath” by clinging to power and forcing military intervention.

The Gambia’s political crisis dominated a summit co-organised by Mali and France as Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow made a surprise appearance to meet with west African leaders seeking their help to end the impasse. “On January 19, I dare to hope that African wisdom will convince our brother (Jammeh) that the

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Leaders meeting at a Franco-African summit in the Malian capital Bamako set January 19 as deadline to solve the Gambian political crisis

January 19 is the date when president-elect Adama Barrow has vowed to take power, despite outgoing President Yahya Jammeh not accepting his defeat in the December 1 election. Mr. Barrow attended the summit bringing together French President Francois Hollande and more than 30 African leaders, while Mr. Jammeh was absent. “The choice

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Gambia crisis: African Regional leaders flew out of Banjul with Barrow, en route to Mali for talks

-Agency reports West African leaders flew out of Banjul late on Friday with The Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow, en route to Mali for crisis talks with regional heavyweights in hopes of ending the nation’s political impasse. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari led a three-nation delegation to Banjul earlier in the day, which

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