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Fellow Gambians, my first preoccupation, as president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces and a patriot and the most sacred at that is to preserve at every instance and in every circumstance the lives of Gambians and this is a duty I hold ...

Mr Yahya Jammeh, came to power in 1994 in a bloodless coup, ruled the relatively-stable, small African state with an iron fist for over 22 years.
Dakar, Senegal (AP) - New Gambian president: Defeated leader Yahya Jammeh expected to leave for Guinea within hours. Latest from the SFGATE homepage: Click below for the top news from around the Bay Area and beyond.
Banjul, Gambia (AP) - Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh now leaving the country, ending political standoff. Content Not Available.
The Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh is to go into exile in Equatorial Guinea, following a stop in Guinea, after stepping down from office, according to ECOWAS president Marcel de Souza.

Banjul, Gambia - Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he ...
Dakar, Senegal -- New Gambian president: Defeated leader Yahya Jammeh expected to leave for Guinea within hours. This article filed under: News · Nation/World · Associated Press.
Banjul. Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who for weeks has refused to step down after losing the recent election, has confirmed that he has decided to relinquish power, Al Jazeera reported.
4 remaining of 5. Welcome! We hope that you enjoy our free content. Dakar, Senegal (AP) - New Gambian president: Defeated leader Yahya Jammeh expected to leave for Guinea within hours.
Speaking to the Associated Press on Saturday, Adama Barrow urged caution after an online petition called for Yahya Jammeh to be arrested, and not be granted asylum.
Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh said on Saturday he would step down from power in a statement made in the face of pressure from West African armies that entered his country to remove him after he refused to concede an election defeat to President Adama ...
The man internationally recognized as the former Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, ruled the country for over two decades. He came in as a 29-year-old Lieutenant and exits as a 51-year-old democrat who was known more for his autocratic ways and ...
Indications have emerged that Yahya Jammeh has accepted to step down as President of The Gambia, following his defeat in a December 9, 2016 election.
Kadib wada hadal dheer oo uu la qaatey Madaxweynaha Gini Alpha Conde iyo Madaxeynaha Muritaaniya Mohamed Ould Abudl azi maalintii Jimacada ayaa Yahya Jammeh go'aansadey in uu xilka ka dego, waxaana loo ballan qaadey in uu mid kamid ah ...
"I am truly and sincerely proud of being of service to you," said the defeated president, Yahya Jammeh, in a brief and somber speech broadcast to the nation.
Gambia election: Jammeh Given Last Chance To Resign The president-elect of Gambia Mr Adama Barrow, has confirmed that President Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down and hand over power. Mr Barrow announced Mr Jammeh's decision in a tweet ...

Gambia's embattled dictator looked to set to finally end his 22-year grip on power on Friday night after agreeing to sign a last-minute deal to step down.
Mauritania's president says Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh will step down and leave the country. President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz spoke with reporters early Saturday at the airport shortly before boarding his flight home.
Kungiyar Tarayyar Afrika ta ce Sojoji za su afkawa Gambia idan har Yahya Jammeh ya ki amincewa ya sauka BAYAN tattaunawa da Alpha Conde sai dai ga dukkan alamu za'a iya cewa yanzu kwaliya ta biya kudin sabulu ganin Jammeh ya fice daga kasar ba ...
Adama Barrow took the oath of office as Gambias president at its embassy in neighbouring Senegal on 19 January, despite Yahya Jammeh refusing to step down. In his inauguration speech Barrow called for international and national support of his ...
Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has asked the West African bloc ECOWAS for an extension of a midday deadline for him to leave power until 4 p.m.
Banjul, Gambia (AP) - Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh announces he has decided to relinquish power. Latest from the SFGATE homepage: Click below for the top news from around the Bay Area and beyond.
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who for weeks had refused to step down after losing the recent election, has confirmed that he has decided to relinquish power.
Adama Barrow took the oath of office as Gambia's president at its embassy in neighbouring Senegal on 19 January, despite Yahya Jammeh refusing to step down. In his inauguration speech Barrow called for international and national support of his ...
According to the lawyer, "the general perception is that after midnight on January 18th, 2017, the mandate of President Yahya Jammeh would expire and President-elect, Mr. Adam Barrow, would be sworn in as president in line with the dictates of our ...
IBTimes UK live coverage on Gambia's political crisis, as outgoing leader Yahya Jammeh is refusing to relinquish power after his term expired on 18 January.
Former leader Yahya Jammeh has refused to step down from office and says he does not accept the result of an election won by Adama Barrow, a former London security guard.
The tiny West African nation of Gambia is on the verge of a military intervention as its leader of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, refuses to relinquish power to new president Adama Barrow.
The Gambia's embattled president Yahya Jammeh has been given a final chance to step down from office peacefully, after staying beyond a previous deadline over the last 24 hours.
UN Approves Resolution Backing Gambia's New President Adama Barrow and Urges Ex-Leader Yahya Jammeh to Leave Peacefully.
Also at the event were officials from West Africa's regional bloc, ECOWAS, which had a military force at Gambia's borders threatening to invade to force outgoing president Yahya Jammeh to step down after he lost December elections. The U.N. Security ...
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called on unseated Gambian president Yahya Jammeh to stand down in the face of threats of military action by neighbouring states.
Gambia's National Assembly Wednesday passed a resolution that gave the incumbent president Yahya Jammeh a three-month tenure extension, Reuters reported quoting Gambian state television.
Gambia's president-elect said Thursday he will be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, while there was no word from longtime leader Yahya Jammeh on the day that his mandate expired. The facebook and twitter accounts for ...
Gambia's Vice President Isatou Njie Saidy has quit, Al Jazeera has learned, amid rising political tensions as Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down as president despite losing a December election. Saidy, who had been in the role since 1997, is the highest ...
Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Allotey Jacobs says it is "nonsense" for Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh to continue his stay in office following his landmark electoral defeat. Contributing to peace FM's ...
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has been in power in the tiny West African nation for more than two decades (AP/Jerome Delay, File).
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite efforts to persuade him to leave office ahead of a deadline set by Senegal.
Dakar, Senegal - After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power.
Yahya Jammeh: Gambia's Vice President, Isatou Njie Saidy resigns. By Ameh Comrade Godwin on January 19, 2017@dailypostngr.
Yahya Jammeh took power in a coup in 1994 to become only the second president of Gambia since independence from Britain in 1965.
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz arrived in Gambia on Wednesday to talk to President Yahya Jammeh, Gambian state TV said, in what might be the latest mediation effort to persuade Jammeh to step down to defuse a political crisis.
Gambia's Vice President has joined eight cabinet ministers to resign in the face of the political impasse in the country sparked by President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to step down. Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy resigned on Wednesday, same day as ...
Fearful Gambians as well as tourists are leaving the country, as its president, Yahya Jammeh, continues to refuse to step down following an election defeat in December.
Kwesi Pratt, Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, has called for diplomatic sanctions to be meted out to President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia. Speaking on peace FM's Kokrokoo, Mr. Pratt noted that the option to send troops to Gambia to expel the its ...
In further escalation of the post-election crisis in The Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just a day before his official mandate was due to come to an end.
A turbulent, divisive and most detested dictator died on December 2nd, aged 51 after an agonizing defeat at the polls. He will finally be buried on Thursday, January 19.
The Gambia's parliament has extended President Yahya Jammeh's term, which is due to end on Thursday following his defeat in elections, by 90 days.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before his official mandate ends. He decried "extraordinary" foreign interference in his country's affairs and December's election.


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