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UN Security Council approves resolution backing Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow

January 19, 2017 10:30 pm
UN Security Council approves resolution backing Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow

Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow waves after his inauguration at Gambia’s embassy in Dakar, Senegal, January 19, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously approved a resolution endorsing efforts by some West African countries to ensure the respect of “the will of the people” in The Gambia. […]

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UN Security Council set to vote on backing ECOWAS intervention in Gambia

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UN Security Council set to vote on backing ECOWAS intervention in Gambia

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh (Photo by AFP) The UN Security Council (UNSC) is set to vote on a draft resolution endorsing efforts by some West African countries to ensure a transfer of power in The Gambia. Diplomatic sources said the vote would take place at 1:00 p.m. (1800 GMT) on […]

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African Union will stop recognizing Yahya Jammeh as Gambia’s leader

January 13, 2017 1:30 pm
African Union will stop recognizing Yahya Jammeh as Gambia’s leader

This file photo taken on March 28, 2014 shows Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh attending the 44th summit of the 15-nation ECOWAS. (Photo by AFP) The African Union says it will cease to recognize Gambian President Yahya Jammeh as the West African country’s legitimate leader as of January 19, the date […]

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Nigerian lawmakers vote to offer asylum to Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh

January 12, 2017 5:00 pm
Nigerian lawmakers vote to offer asylum to Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh

An image grab taken on December 3, 2016, shows outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh speaking during a press conference. (Via AFP) Nigerian lawmakers have voted to offer Gambian President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he hands over power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who was declared the winner of the country’s December […]

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African leaders up pressure as Yahya Jammeh faces isolation

January 10, 2017 1:41 pm
African leaders up pressure as Yahya Jammeh faces isolation

(From L) Former President of Ghana John Mahama, President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari and President of Senegal Macky Sall meet in Abuja on January 9, 2017, on the political situation in Gambia. West African leaders announced on January 9 they would return to Gambia […]

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari leads ECOWAS delegation to the Gambia tomorrow

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari  leads ECOWAS delegation to the Gambia tomorrow

Liberia President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson (left), President Muhammadu Buhari, President Macky Sall of Senegal and former Ghanaian President John Mahama at the special ECOWAS summit on The Gambia at the State House, Abuja…yesterday PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA • Heads of state insist Jammeh must quit• Government shuts fourth radio station President […]

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Gambia tops agenda of ECOWAS meeting in Ghana

January 6, 2017 10:30 pm
Gambia tops agenda of ECOWAS meeting in Ghana

The photo taken on March 28, 2014, shows President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia. (Photo by AFP) West African leaders are set to gather in Ghana to resolve the political deadlock in the Gambia. A spokesman for the Nigerian presidency said on Friday that the leaders of the Economic Community […]

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh accuses ECOWAS of declaring war

January 1, 2017 10:30 pm
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh accuses ECOWAS of declaring war

The photo taken on November 24, 2011, shows Gambian President Yahya Jammeh speaking to journalists in the capital, Banjul. (Photo by AFP) Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has accused the West African regional bloc ECOWAS of declaring a war against his country amid an ensuing political crisis there. In a New […]

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ECOWAS will deploy troops to Gambia if Yahya Jammeh does not step down

December 23, 2016 10:30 pm
ECOWAS will deploy troops to Gambia if  Yahya Jammeh does not step down

The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh (Photo by AFP) The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it will deploy troops to the Gambia if longtime President Yahya Jammeh does not leave office at the end of his mandate in January. Marcel de Souza, the president of ECOWAS, said on […]

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ECOWAS urges swift resolution of Gambia impasse

December 17, 2016 10:30 pm
ECOWAS urges swift resolution of Gambia impasse

The photo shows the heads of state at a summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Guinea-Bissau in 2013. (Photo by Reuters) The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called for a swift resolution of the political impasse in the Gambia. ECOWAS issued an […]

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