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Saturday, January 14, 2017

No deal in talks to persuade Gambian leader to step down

No deal was reached Friday in last-ditch attempts by a regional mediation team to persuade Gambia's longtime leader to step down, and while mediation will continue, the inauguration next week of the elected opposition coalition leader will go forward, the spokesman for coalition said.

Press union ask for detained journalist to be released, closed radios opened

The Gambia Press Union is demanding the release of a journalist who has been detained since last year and for charges against the former director of the state broadcast network be dropped.
Journalist Bakary Fatty has been detained since November 8, 2016. Director Momodou Sabally has been released on bail after being arraigned for the second time on charges that were previously dropped.

Breaking: ECOWAS Chiefs Of Defence Staff Meet, Discuss Military Action In The Gambia To Oust President Yahya Jammeh

“The (Nigerian) Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin has hosted some ECOWAS CDS’s at the Defence Headquarters, (DHQ) Abuja as “part of efforts to mitigate the political impasse in Gambia following the refusal of President Yahya Jammeh to hand over power to the president elect, Adama Barrow after he lost the December 1 2016 election,” the Nigerian military said in a statement on Saturday.

Buhari Activates Process To Stop Gambia Dictator, Yahya Jammeh

President Muhammadu Buhari has “activated” the process of stopping Gambia’s defeated President Yahya Jammeh from clinging to power, the presidency in Nigeria indicated in a statement on Saturday.
Jammeh, who had been in power for 21 years, lost the December 1 presidential election to opposition leader, Adama Barrow.

AU warns Jammeh of ‘serious consequences’, will cease to recognize him

The African Union has warned the Gambia’s defeated President Yahya Jammeh of serious consequences if his refusal to leave causes any crisis in the tiny West African nation.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Gambia's UDP party names presidential candidate

Gambia’s largest opposition party has named its candidate to challenge longtime President Yahya Jammeh in December’s presidential elections.
United Democratic Party candidate Adama Barrow accepted the nomination Thursday, saying the people of this West African country are yearning for change.

Gambia’s first female presidential candidate calls on Jammeh ‘to go’

Gambia’s first-ever female presidential candidate on Friday said it was time for President Yahya Jammeh “to go”, promising to rejoin the Commonwealth community and set the country on a path to prosperity.Isatou Touray, a development expert and campaigner against female genital mutilation, railed against the “lavish” lifestyle she said Jammeh enjoyed while ruling one of Africa’s poorest nations, and accused him of sowing division between communities.