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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(...)

Gambia’s president Al Hadji Yahya Jammeh: Refuses to hand power to opposition leader Adama Barrow. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Gambian president Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, state television said, after refusing to hand power to opposition leader Adam(...)

Children on  a minibus from Gambia to Senegal on Monday. Thousands are fleeing Gambia amid fears that long-time dictator Yahya Jammeh will tip the country into war rather than accept a peaceful handover of power. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Business is booming at Bundung bus station. Men, women and children pile into a battered minibus, while suitcases, flour sacks and a bicycle are hurri(...)

A man walks on a ripped electoral poster of Gambia’s  defeated president Yahya Jammeh. Photograph:  Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images

It looked and sounded too good to be true. It was. Yahya Jammeh, the dictator who has ruled Gambia for 22 years and once told a reporter that he would(...)

On December 2nd, Yahya Jammeh said he would vacate the presidency. Photograph: Seyl Lousey/Getty Images

The African Union has condemned the Gambian leader’s sudden rejection of his election defeat as “null and void”, a week after the president jovially c(...)

Supporters of president-elect Adama Barrow dance on a poster of incumbent President Yahya Jammeh during celebrations of Barrow’s election victory in Banjul, Gambia. Photograph: Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters

The autocratic ruler of the Gambia will be prosecuted for his crimes within a year of handing over the reins of government in January, the chair of th(...)

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow at home in Brusubi. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Adama Barrow, the president-elect of Gambia, is sipping a lemonade in his sitting room, having just won his battle to end 22 years of dictatorship – (...)

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