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West African troops move into Gambian capital to secure new leader’s arrival
Gambia's capital was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader Adama Barrow as West African troops moved to secure the capital, just hours after Yahya Jammeh, the authoritarian ruler of 22 years, flew into exile.
Defeated Gambian leader Jammeh goes into exile in Equatorial Guinea
Gambia’s former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a December election to President Adama Barrow, mediators said.
Senegal troops to advance at noon if Gambia’s Jammeh refuses to cede power
West African armies halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country’s new president, Adama Barrow, on Thursday so regional leaders could make one last attempt to convince longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh to step aside.
Senegalese troops enter Gambia in support of new president
Senegalese troops entered neigbouring Gambia on Thursday, an army spokesman said, as part of a regional effort to support its new President Adama Barrow in a showdown with longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to step down.
ECOWAS troops await orders as Gambian president refuses to step down
ECOWAS troops were stationed on the Senegal-Gambia border on Thursday as president Yahya Jammeh refused to cede power to his successor, Adama Barrow, who won a December 1 presidential election.
Gambia's Jammeh declares state of emergency ahead of rival's inauguration
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.