After 22 years, former Gambian dictator heads to exile

After 22 years, former Gambian dictator heads to exile

Gambia’s former tyrannical leader Yahya Jammeh has flown out of the country to exile after agreeing to leave power.

Jammeh lost the presidential polls last month to President Adama Barrow, who was backed by eight opposition groups.

“I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation,” said Mr. Jammeh

Jammeh traveled out of the country with Guinea’s President Alpha Conde, who was behind a last-minute diplomatic effort for Jammeh to step down peacefully.

He is heading to Guinea’s capital, Conakry.

Jammeh bowed to pressure after West African troops entered the country to depose Jammeh.

President Barrow is currently in Senegal where he is waiting on a security sweep to be completed and an all clear given to head to the capital under the security of ECOWAS forces.

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