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    Politics House of Reps Move To Grant Gambia's Dictator, Jammeh Asylum In Nigeria

    The House of Representatives is set to grant Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh asylum in the Nigeria as part of efforts to broker peace and ensure smooth transition in that country. The lower chamber will today debate a motion on granting asylum to Gambia leader after losing December election to...
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    World Jammeh Softens Position On Gambia's Political Crisis, Reopen Talk With Opposition

    President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia has partially softened his position not to step down, calling for forgiveness and reopened talks with coalition that won last month’s elections. Jammeh, 51, suffered a shocking defeat in the hands of real estate developer Adama Barrow, who is backed by seven...
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    World Gambia's Supreme Court Postpones Hearing In Jammeh’s Petition

    Gambia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed hearing in a petition filed by outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to challenge the results of the Dec. 1 presidential election which he lost to Adama Barrow. The court’s registrar said “the case has been adjourned until Jan. 16, since only one of the...
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    World Gambian Minister, Bojang Resigns, Declares Support for President-elect, Barrow

    Gambian Information Minister Sheriff Bojang has resigned to protest President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to accept defeat in last month’s presidential election, reports say. Efforts to contest the results were “an attempt to subvert the express will” of the Gambian people, he said in a statement...
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    World Gambia's Dictator, Yahya Jammeh Prepares For War, Hires Mercenaries

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has hired mercenaries in preparation for war as he promised not to step down after losing last month's election. The West African group of nations Ecowas has threatened to oust Mr Jammeh by force if he does not step down when his mandate ends on 18 January. It...
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    World Gambia Electoral Commission Chairman Flees Country

    The Chairman of the Gambian Electoral Commission has fled the country following threats to his life, his nephew said on Tuesday. Alieu Momar Njai had declared Adama Barrow the winner of the Dec. 1 presidential election, but President Yahya Jammeh has refused to relinquish power, challenging...
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    World Gambia: No Inauguration of Adama Barrow Until... - Jammeh

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has insisted on Wednesday that he would not leave office in January despite his defeat in an election this month, and called for a new vote. “Justice must be done and the only way justice can be done is to reorganise the election so that every Gambian votes...
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    World Gambia: I Will Not Step Down Unless... – Yahya Jammeh Vows

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said he would not step down and nobody can deprieve him of power except Almighty Allah. He also condemned mediation by West African regional bloc ECOWAS that aims to get him to leave power after he lost a Dec. 1 election to challenger Adama Barrow. The comments...
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    World Gambia's Ambassador To US, Omar Faye Resigns

    The Gambia’s Ambassador to the United States has become the first diplomat to distance himself from his country’s defeated President, Yahya Jammeh. Like many Gambians, Sheikh Omar Faye felt relieved when Gambians go to the polls and voted for an opposition coalition Candidate Adama Barrow...
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    Politics 3 Things President Buhari, Others Will Discuss With Yahya Jammeh

    President Muhammadu Buhari, his counterparts from Ghana and Liberia, John Mahama and President Sirleaf Johnson have arrived Banjul to prevail on Yayha Jammeh to hand over power. Here are three things Mr. Buhari and other African presidents will discuss with Yahya Jammeh: 1. President Buhari...
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    World 4 African Presidents That Will Visit Yahya Jammeh In Gambia Tomorrow

    The Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has welcomed plans by a high-level African and UN delegation to visit The Gambia tomorrow to put pressure on long-serving ruler Yahya Jammeh to accept defeat in the 1 December election. AFP reports that apart from Nigeria's President Muhammadu...
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    World Gambia's President-elect, Barrow Speaks On Yahya Jammeh's Change of Mind

    Gambia's President-elect, Adama Barrow has described Yahya Jammeh's proposal as an approach that will tarnish democratic process of The Gambia. Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh had on Friday night rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting...
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    World Why I Rejected Gambia's Election Result After Conceding Defeat – Yahya Jammeh

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has said that he rejects the outcome of last week's election that he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow, only days after he conceded defeat to him in a public address. "After a thorough investigation, I have decided to reject the outcome of the recent...
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    World Gambia Leader, Yahya Jammeh Makes U-Turn, Rejects Election Result

    Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting defeat. Mr Jammeh cited "abnormalities" in the vote and called for fresh elections. Mr Jammeh, who came to power in a coup in 1994, suffered a shock defeat to...
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    Politics Soyinka Apologises To President Buhari For Criticising Him

    Professor Wole Soyinka has apologised for criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari, over his congratulatory message to Gambian President-elect, Adama Barrow. Buhari had congratulated Barrow, for his victory over incumbent Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, at the poll. The Nobel Laureate thought...
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    Politics Gambia Election: Buhari Congratulates President-elect, Adama Barrow

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated the President-elect of The Gambia, Mr. Adama Barrow, on his victory in the country’s December 1 presidential election. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President also saluted the spirit of...
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    World Adama Barrow: 7 Things You Should Know About The Gambian President-Elect

    The head of The Gambia's electoral commission has declared opposition candidate Adama Barrow as the winner of the 2016 presidential election. The results were: Adama Barrow - 263,515 votes Yahya Jammeh - 212,099 votes Here are seven things you should about the president-elect:' 1. Born in...
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    World Gambia Election: Opposition Candidate, Adama Wins Presidential Poll

    The head of The Gambia's electoral commission has declared opposition candidate Adama Barrow as the winner of the 2016 presidential election. The results were: Adama Barrow - 263,515 votes Yahya Jammeh - 212,099 votes Gambians are celebrating on the street as the opposition candidate Adama...
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    World Gambia Election: President Jammeh 'To Concede Defeat' After 22 Years of Rule

    The head of The Gambia's electoral commission says President Yahya Jammeh is to concede defeat in Thursday's election after 22 years of rule . He said it was unprecedented for a Gambian head of state to accept defeat before the announcement of the final results. There has been no word so...
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    World Gambia Election: Opposition Candidate, Adama Barrow Leads President Yahya Jammeh

    Gambians are celebrating on the street because they believe that the opposition candidate Adama Barrow has defeated long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh in the country's presidential election. A BBC correspondent in The Gambia said Mr Barrow was in the lead with more than half the results in...
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