New Gambia leader says 'rule of fear' is over

2017-01-20 23:43

Gambia's newly inaugurated leader has spoken to members of the country's diaspora in neighboring Senegal, telling them that "the rule of fear has been vanished from the Gambia for good."

The Latest: Barrow, still in Senegal, prays for Gambia peace

2017-01-20 21:52

Gambia's newly inaugurated leader has prayed for peace in the country he has yet to return to.

AS IT HAPPENED: Yahya Jammeh 'agrees to step down and leave The Gambia'

2017-01-20 20:20

Get the latest details as outgoing president Yahya Jammeh has been given a final ultimatum to relinquish power after regional troops entered The Gambia.

Gambia's Jammeh stares down deadline to quit

2017-01-20 17:14

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh faced a "last chance saloon" deadline to step down as troops from five African nations stood by for action and key regional leaders flew in to make a final plea.

More than 45 000 people have fled The Gambia: UN

2017-01-20 13:00

More than 45 000 people have fled a political crisis in The Gambia this month, says the UN, as veteran leader Yahya Jammeh faced a midday deadline to leave office.

Senegalese troops enter The Gambia: army spokesperon

2017-01-20 09:17

Senegalese troops moved across the border into The Gambia, says an army spokesperson, after the UN Security Council backed West African efforts to ensure that the country's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh hands over power.

Jammeh has until midday 'to hand over power' – Ecowas

2017-01-20 08:14

Long-ruling Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who lost elections last month, has until midday to hand over power and agree to leave the country or face military action, regional bloc Ecowas says.

Gambia's Barrow demands army loyalty after swearing in

2017-01-19 22:07

The Gambia's new president, Adama Barrow, has taken the oath of office in the country's embassy in Senegal and immediately called on the security forces to "demonstrate their loyalty" in his standoff with defeated leader Yahya Jammeh.

AS IT HAPPENED: Jammeh refuses to step down as Barrow is sworn-in

2017-01-19 21:00

Get the latest details as a military intervention is looming in Gambia following President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to step down after he was defeated in the December 1 elections.

New Gambia president Barrow inaugurated in Senegal

2017-01-19 19:35

A new Gambian president has been sworn into office in neighboring Senegal, while Gambia's defeated longtime ruler refuses to step down from power, deepening a political crisis in the tiny West African country.


Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power: Official

2017-01-20 22:30

Defeated Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has agreed to cede power to the country's newly inaugurated leader, a Senegalese government official has confirmed.

The Latest: UN official says mediators making good progress

2017-01-20 21:22

A United Nations official says Gambia mediators making good progress in getting long time leader Yahya Jammeh to leave office.

Gambia's defence chief won't fight, supports Barrow

2017-01-20 20:16

Gambia's chief of defence forces pledged his allegiance to the country's new president, a major shift as mediation continued to persuade the defeated Yahya Jammeh to cede power.

US backs West African intervention in Gambia

2017-01-20 14:25

The United States has said that it backs a West African intervention in The Gambia to restore elected rule, but that it had not been asked to provide military support.

Who is Gambia's new leader? A look at Adama Barrow

2017-01-20 09:36

Adama Barrow is a former businessman and real estate mogul who emerged as the unlikely head of a coalition of several Gambian opposition parties.

Senegal: Troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to go

2017-01-20 09:00

Senegalese troops have charged into neighboring Gambia in a show of force to oust longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh after he failed to step aside when his mandate ended at midnight

Celebrations erupt in Gambia after Barrow inauguration

2017-01-20 06:31

Gambians, including the country's army chief have taken to the streets in scenes of wild celebration after President Adama Barrow was inaugurated in neighbouring Senegal.

UN Security Council unanimously backs Ecowas action in The Gambia

2017-01-19 22:07

The UN Security Council has unanimously backed Ecowas efforts to ensure Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh hands over power as the West African bloc amassed a military force ready to intervene.

Nigerian air force overflies The Gambia: official

2017-01-19 20:03

The Nigerian air force is flying over The Gambia, an official has said, as African troops seemed ready to force incumbent Yahya Jammeh to quit after his December election defeat.

Yahya Jammeh: devout and erratic leader of The Gambia

2017-01-19 19:13

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who is facing possible military intervention to force him to step down, seized power in a 1994 coup and clung to office for 22 years with a blend of severity, mysticism and iron-clad self-belief.

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