PICS: Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia

2017-01-22 12:00

Banjul - Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out on Saturday from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis.

Jammeh refused to step down after a December 1 election in which Barrow was declared the winner, triggering weeks of uncertainty that almost ended in a military intervention involving five other west African nations.

The longtime leader, wearing his habitual white flowing robes, waved to supporters before boarding a small, unmarked plane at Banjul airport alongside Guinea's President Alpha Conde after two days of talks over a departure deal.

See some of the pictures below 

Yahya Jammeh

Yahya walks towards the plane as he leaves the country in Banjul airport. 

Yahya Jammeh

Jammeh waves from the plane as he leaves the country in Banjul. (AFP)

Yahya Jammeh

Jammeh looks through the window from the plane, as he leaves the country in Banjul airport. (AFP)

Meanwhile, President Barrow tweeted from his official Twitter account to confirm that Jammeh had indeed left The Gambia. 

Read more on:    yahya jammeh  |  alpha conde  |  adama barrow  |  guinea  |  gambia  |  gambia 2016 elections  |  west africa
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