Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Yahya Jammeh postpones his exit as Gambian President

After ruling for than 20 years Yahya  Jammeh declares a state of emergency on Tuesday, just days before he was due to step down, with British and Dutch travel agencies scrambling to evacuate thousands of tourists on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Barrow is due to be inaugurated on Thursday………

The Gambia's National Assembly has adopted a resolution to allow President Yahya Jammeh to stay in power for three more months, starting from Wednesday, according to state television. Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia for 22 years, initially acknowledged opponent Adama Barrow as the winner of elections in December, but later rejected the ballot count as flawed and lodged a complaint with the country's Supreme Court.

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