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Gambia celebrates Barrow's inauguration

Feb 18, 2017 - 8:52 PM

February 18 is also the anniversary of The Gambia s independence from Britain but many are also calling the day the birth of a third republic following the ousting of Yahya Jammeh at the ballot box

MR PRESIDENT. In this file photo, Gambia's new president Adama Barrow waves to supporters as he leaves the airport in Banjul on January 26, 2017, after returning from Senegal. Carl de Souza/AFP

Gambia president plans massive gov't overhaul

Jan 29, 2017 - 7:33 AM

Adama Barrow faces an uphill task after taking over from Yahya Jammeh who left behind a dysfunctional economy and allegedly emptied state coffers ahead of his departure

Gambia's new president Adama Barrow waves to supporters as he leaves the airport in Banjul on January 26, 2017, after returning from Senegal. Carl de Souza/AFP

Jubilant Gambia awaits president's return

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:09 PM

Adama Barrow s return caps days of anxious waiting in the tiny former British colony that was thrown into chaos when longtime leader Yahya Jammeh refused to leave after losing a December 1 vote

MR PRESIDENT This file photo taken on December 12, 2016 shows Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow speaking during an interview in Banjul. Seyllou/AFP

Gambia's Barrow names VP, could go after Jammeh plunder

Jan 24, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The alleged plunder of some £11 million by Jammeh as he clung on to power in recent weeks has left the tiny African country in financial difficulty a Barrow aide says

A man counts Dalasi, currency of The Gambia, in Banjul on January 23, 2017. Carl de Souza/AFP

African troops prepare for Gambian president's return

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:13 AM

Meanwhile Equatorial Guinea authorities refuse to confirm Yahya Jammeh s arrival despite an opposition statement condemning the relocation

Senegalese soldiers members of ECOWAS forces (Economic Community of West African States) arrive in Banjul as they drive to secure the Statehouse on January 22, 2017.  Carl de Souza/AFP

Gambia's Jammeh leaves power after 22 years

Jan 22, 2017 - 9:14 AM

Yahya Jammeh refused to step down after a December 1 election in which Adama Barrow was declared the winner triggering weeks of uncertainty that almost ended in a military intervention involving 5 other west African nations

DEPARTURE. Former president Yahya Jammeh, the Gambia's leader for 22 years, waves from the plane as he leaves the country on 21 January 2017 in Banjul. Stringer/AFP

Gambia's Jammeh declares he will stand down

Jan 21, 2017 - 9:14 AM

UPDATED I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation with infinite gratitude to all Gambians says Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh

TAKING OVER. This handout picture taken and released by the Senegalese presidency on January 20, 2017, shows Senegal's President Macky Sall (L) and Gambia's new President Adama Barrow (R) attending Friday prayer at the Omarienne mosque in Dakar. Handout photo by Senegalese Presidency/AFP

African forces suspend operation in Gambia for final talks

Jan 20, 2017 - 10:09 AM

UPDATED If by midday he doesn t agree to leave The Gambia we really will intervene militarily says Marcel Alain de Souza head of the Economic Community of West African States

ULTIMATUM. This file photo taken on November 24, 2016 in Brikama shows Gambia's incumbent President Yahya Jammeh (C) smiling while being greeted by supporters as he arrives at a campaign rally ahead of the December 1 presidential election. File photo by Marco Longari/AFP

African troops on standby as Gambia deadline passes

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:57 AM

UPDATED Jammeh was given a midnight deadline to stand down or face military action but diplomats say he remained in The Gambia by 2330 GMT

EVACUATION. Tourists prepare to leave their hotel in Banjul on January 18, 2017 after the British Government changed the travel advisory for Gambia to amber due to the state of emergency issued by Gambian President Jammeh. Stringer/AFP

Gambia's president declares state of emergency

Jan 18, 2017 - 7:41 AM

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declares a state of emergency just two days before he is due to step down

This file photo taken on March 28, 2014 shows outgoing President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia attending the 44th summit of the 15-nation west African bloc ECOWAS at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation in Yamoussoukro. Issouf Sanogo/AFP

Gambian crisis takes center stage at Mali summit

Jan 14, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has made clear he will not stand aside until the country s Supreme Court decides on his legal challenge seeking to annul the results of last month s polls

AFRICA-FRANCE SUMMIT. Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and France's President Francois Hollande (C) pose with African leaders for a family picture at the start of the Africa-France summit in Bamako on January 14, 2017. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP

UN Security Council demands Gambia's Jammeh hand over power

Dec 11, 2016 - 12:54 PM

The UN Security Council demands that Gambia s leader Yahya Jammeh hand over power to the president elect after he rejected the election results in a dramatic political U turn

This file photo taken on March 28, 2014 shows President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia attending the 44th summit of the 15-nation west African bloc ECOWAS at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation in Yamoussoukro. Issouf Sanogo/AFP

Gambia's Jammeh rejects election results a week after conceding defeat

Dec 10, 2016 - 9:28 AM

President Yahya Jammeh points to an accounting error which awarded victory to his opponent Adama Barrow but with a slimmer margin than initially announced

Incumbent Gambian president Yahya Jammeh (C) leaves the polling booth after casting his marble for presidential election in a polling station, in Banjul on December 01, 2016. File photo by Marco Longari/AFP

Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era

Dec 03, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Yahya Jammeh congratulates Adama Barrow for his clear victory adding: I wish him all the best and I wish all Gambians the best

NEW ERA. In this file photo, Adama Barrow, the flag-bearer of the coalition of the seven opposition political parties in Gambia, greets supporters from the roof of his car at a gathering in the buffer Zone district of Talinding on November 29, 2016 on the last day of the presidential campaign in Gambia. File photo by Marco Longari/AFP