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Gambian President Disagrees With Buhari, Insists On Not Stepping Down

President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia is insisting that he will not step down. Jammeh, who recently met with west African leaders led by Presidents Muhammadu Buhari and Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, said the meeting was just a formality, The Cable reports “I am not a coward. My right cannot be intimidated and violated. This is my position. Nobody can ...

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President Buhari Arrives Gambia, to Settle “Dispute” Amidst Tension

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Banjul, The Gambia, this morning to meet with the country’s President, Yahya Jammeh, who lost the presidential election penultimate week. The Nigerian leader, who arrived together with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, who is the current Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, and President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra-Leone, were ...

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Eight out of 11 of Africa’s Longest-ruling Leaders have Held Their Positions for More than 20 Years [Chart]

Gambia’s long-time leader Yahya Jammeh has lost the presidency after 22 years in power. Conceding defeat to his rival Adama Barrow, on live television, he told Barrow, “The Gambian people have chosen you and after 22 years I’m grateful to the almighty Allah for that.” That’s one less on a long list of African leaders who have held on to ...

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One of Africa’s Longest-Serving Strongmen Has Been Kicked Out of Office

After 22 years in power, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh will no longer be president. According to the country’s electoral commission, Jammeh lost to Adama Barrow, the main opposition candidate, by 50,000 votes in the presidential election held yesterday. The surprising result was met with relief by Gambians, who took to social media after internet services were restored in the country following ...

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One Of Gambia’s Brightest Young Soccer Stars Has Drowned Trying to Reach Europe

For a country of only 1.8 million people, Gambia has a serious migration problem, and the death of the country’s women’s national team goalkeeper is bringing it back into the spotlight. Fatim Jawara, 19, was on board a boat that sunk in the Mediterranean last month en route to Italy. News of her death was confirmed by Gambia’s Football Federation. ...

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