Yahya Jammeh

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Ripped electoral poster of Gambia’s outgoing president Yahya Jammeh. “My father will have victory because Yahya has fallen.” Photograph:  Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images

For as long as they can remember, Isatou and Ebrima Jammeh have been asked questions about their surname. But, up to now, they always denied any conne(...)

Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow meeting Britain’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson on Tuesday in Banjul. Photograph: Kuku Marong/AP

Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, will be publicly sworn in on Saturday in a ceremony marking the west African country’s emergence from more than (...)

Women walk past a billboard bearing a picture of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh in his home town of Kanilai.  Photograph: Seyllouseyllou/AFP/Getty Images

He smiles out from giant posters on either side of the palace gates, watching over the locals as they go about their daily business under the bushy ma(...)

A peaceful transition

Yahya Jammeh is now safely ensconsed in exile, in a comfort assured by his ill-gotten plunder. Gambia’s former president Jammeh will feel at home in h(...)

Men hang a banner for the inauguration ceremony of Gambian president Adama Barrow prior to his return  in Banjul,  Gambia. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images

Thousands of people lined the streets of Gambia’s capital Banjul on Thursday to welcome home new president Adama Barrow days after authoritarian leade(...)

Gambia’s defeated leader Yahya Jammeh waves to supporters as he departs from Banjul airport.  Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP Photo

With a kiss of the Koran and a wave from the aircraft’s steps, it was over. Gambia’s authoritarian former president Yahya Jammeh on Saturday night bad(...)

Adama Barrow:  called for regional and international support after being  sworn into office on Thursday. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Gambia’s embattled, long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, who lost a December election but refused to recognise the result, has agreed to step down and go in(...)

President Yahya Jammeh’s mandate has expired. Gambia’s president, whether he likes it or not, whether he stays on or not, is now in the eyes of his co(...)

President-elect of Gambia Adama Barrow (centre) after he was sworn in as president at the Gambia embassy in Dakar, Senegal,  January 19th, 2017. West African military forces are moving in to enforce the transfer of power in Gambia, removing President Yahya Jammeh following his refusal to accept election results. Photograph: EPA

Senegal’s army spokesman said its troops have entered Gambia to ensure incumbent leader Yahya Jammeh cedes power to the country’s newly inaugurated pr(...)

Yahya Jammeh: had stay in office extended for three months from Wednesday, the day when he was due to leave power. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Senegal’s forces are at the Gambian border and will enter at midnight if veteran Gambian president Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave power, Col Abdou Ndia(...)

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