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The president of Gambia's Independent Electoral Commission, Alieu Momarr Mjiar, announces presidential election results in Banjul, Gambia, December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
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Gambian army end occupation of election house

Security forces from the elite presidential guard loyal to Gambia’s downcasted President Yahya Jammeh ended their occupation of the West African nation’s electoral office. Gambia’s military took over the office of the electoral commission after Jammeh rescinded his decision to concede defeat to the opposition challenger Adama Barrow, who won […]

Coalition says Barrow’s convoy an exception
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Coalition says Barrow’s convoy an exception

The Gambia’s winning unity government-in-waiting say President-elect Adama Barrow is an exception to a new ordinance requiring those wanting to use convoys on the highway to get a permit. The Gambia’s police chief came under fire from the public for targeting the President-elect amid a political stalemate over incumbent President […]

Banjul Mayor: Barrow is God’s choice
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Banjul Mayor: Barrow is God’s choice

The mayor of Banjul says he has recognized Adama Barrow as the choice of the Gambian people and has told journalists that he has recognized Adama Barrow as the country’s President-elect. Gambia was plunged into post-election crisis after President Yahya Jammeh rejected the election results, a week after conceding defeat […]

Barrow wants dialogue over conflict
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Barrow wants dialogue over conflict

ECOWAS now says it is contemplating military action to oust The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh if he refuses to step down when his term expires next month, but it appears the West African nation’s President-electAdama Barrow wants dialogue over war. “I do not want to preside over a country that […]