The official website for the Gambia’s president is back online but his pro-government Daily Observer paper has been taken down again by anonymous hackers.
The websites showed pictures of the country’s president-elect, Adama Barrow after Jammeh rejected the election results.
President Yahya Jammeh will be facing an ECOWAS military troops if he refuses to step down next month. Jammeh has exerted huge influence across state institutions and won four previous elections since seizing power in 1994.
President Jammeh has filed a petition in court accusing the electoral commission of rigging the very polls that Mr. Jammeh said were transparent and rig- and fraud-proof.
No group has taken responsibility for the hacks.
The U.S. condemned President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to leave as a “reprehensible and unacceptable breach of faith with the people of Gambia and an egregious attempt to undermine a credible election process and remain in power illegitimately.”