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Barrow sworn-in on Gambian soil as President 

*Its a new dawn, as political prisoners gain freedom Winner of the 1st December 2016 General Election, Adama Barrow, has been officially sworn-in on Gambian soil as the President of the tiny west African nation that had been embroiled in a succession crisis. It is the second time Mr Barrow …

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I am no more a prostitute – Information minister

Zambia’s Minister of Information, Kampamba Mulenga has called on citizens of the country to ignore her past when she was into prostitution. Mulenga said she should be judged on her present and future life as she is now a changed person. The minister who spoke in Livingstone said she was …

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Finally, there was peace in The Gambia

While many, including me, were expecting a bloodbath in The Gambia as the deadline set by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) expired for ex-President Yahya Jammeh to vacate office for the duly elected President, Adama Barrow. I kept a late night on the 19th of January waiting …

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Yahya Jammeh finally leaves for exile in Conakry

*May still head for Malabo Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, former president of Gambia has left Banjul, the capital to begin an indefinite new but alien life in exile. He left just after 10.00pm for Conakry the Guinean capital, along with the host President, Alpha Conde. To massage his large ego, he was given …

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Why I relinquished power, Gambia’s disgraced ex-President, Jammeh

*I don’t want bloodshed Gambia’s long-term leader Yahya Jammeh says he will step down, after refusing to accept defeat in elections. In an announcement on state TV, he said it was “not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed”. The statement followed hours of talks between Jammeh and …

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ECOWAS troops enter Gambia effortlessly, secures State House

*Jammeh disappears into thin air Troops from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have entered The Gambia without any resistance from the country’s military. They have secured the State House, which is the seat of government. The ECOWAS troops entered The Gambia after midnight, hours after last minute …

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Gambia: Nigerian Air Force deploys troops

Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has confirmed the deployment of troops to force President Yahya Jammeh out of power. A statement by the NAF’s spokesman, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, said the troops will be part of the Economic Community of West African States Military Intervention in Gambia (ECOMIG). The sub-regional contingent …

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ECOWAS troops ready to move in if Jammeh refuses to hand over

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has said that troops from the sub-region have been placed on standby to intervene in The Gambia if President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down next month. Jammeh initially accepted defeat in the 1st December 2016 poll, but later said it was flawed. …

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I will be sworn-in next week -Barrow

*Jammeh does not need asylum *Confident of a new beginning for The Gambia Winner of the 1st December 2016 presidential election in The Gambia, Adama Barrow, has said that he is confident that he would be sworn in next week despite the refusal of incumbent President, Yahya Jammeh, to accept the …

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Supreme Court narrows out Jammeh’s plot to remain in power

*No enough judges in the Supreme Court to entertain matter Outgoing President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia has to fashion out a new gambit and trick to hang on precariously to the slipping power beyond next week, as his Supreme Court option against President-elect Adama Barrow’s election has run into …

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