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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari (L), Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (C) and President of Ecowas Commission, Marcel de Souza attend the Ordinary Session of the Ecowas Heads of State and Government in Abuja, Nigeria December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer
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ECOWAS insists Jammeh must go

ECOWAS leaders agreed in Abuja to uphold the outcome of the Gambia’s presidential poll, insisting defeated President Yahya Jammeh will have to step down at the end of his term in January. The leaders of 13 nations requested the endorsement and support of the African Union and the United Nations […]

The Stream – Gambia on edge
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The Stream – Gambia on edge

On The Stream: Gambia is in political crisis as President Yahya Jammeh refuses to accept electoral defeat. Thumbnail: Gambians celebrate the election loss of longtime President Yahya Jammeh in Serrekunda, Gambia, on Friday Dec. 2, 2016. (AP/JEROME DELAY)

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arrives for the international mediation on Gambia election conflict in Banjul, Gambia December 13, 2016 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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ECOWAS was not in Gambia to secure a deal

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said a delegation she led to The Gambia to mediate in the developing political crisis was not in Banjul to secure a deal. A week after conceding defeat in a landmark vote that saw him lose, President Yahya Jammeh shocked the world when he announced […]