No word from Gambia leader Jammeh as deadline to cede power passes

No word from Gambia leader Jammeh as deadline to cede power passes

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. After a midnight deadline set by the West African regional bloc to step down, there […]

Gambia’s President Jammeh concedes defeat in election

Gambia’s President Jammeh concedes defeat in election

Gambia President Yahya Jammeh has congratulated opposition coalition leader Adama Barrow, who won the most votes in an election that will remove Jammeh from power after 22 years. Speaking on state television Friday night, Jammeh praised the election and vowed not to contest the result. The election commission had earlier declared Barrow the newly elected […]