Senegalese troops enter The Gambia: army spokesperon

2017-01-20 09:17

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

"They entered this afternoon" Colonel Abdoul Ndiaye told AFP after Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambian president at his country's embassy in Dakar despite Jammeh's refusal to stand down.

Read more on:    un security council  |  yahya jammeh  |  adama barrow  |  gambia  |  senegal  |  gambia 2016 elections  |  west africa
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