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Gambia’s Jammeh leaves power after 22 years

BANJUL: Gambia's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh flew out from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis. Jammeh refused to step down after a December 1 election in which Barrow was…

African leaders who refused to stand down

PARIS: Before Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who has disputed his rival Adama Barrow's election victory, many African heads of state have attempted, in some cases successfully, over the past few years to remain in power beyond their legal…

Gambia president refuses to quit after losing election

BANJUL: Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow was to take power on Thursday, capping weeks of tension over Yahya Jammeh's refusal to quit which has seen Senegalese and Nigerian troops massing at the border and tourists racing to leave.…

US condemns anti-gay laws in Gambia

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday said it was "deeply concerned" about a new law making homosexuality punishable by life in prison in Gambia, where gays already have endured years of intolerance and harassment.