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Four Gambian ministers resign from Jammeh’s government

Mr. Jammeh, in power since a 1994 coup, has become increasingly isolated at home and abroad.

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Gambian foreign minister resigns as Jammeh becomes more isolated

Two ministers have now resigned in the past week as Mr. Jammeh insists on holding on to power.

Gambian President Jammeh sits in his office during a news conference in Banjul...Gambian President Yahya Jammeh sits in his office during a news conference in Banjul, after election results announced him the winner of presidential polls, September 23, 2006. Tens of thousands of people crammed onto Gambia's tiny island capital Banjul on Saturday as Jammeh threw a massive beach party to celebrate his re-election for a third term. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (GAMBIA)

Gambia: Jammeh’s ploy to remain in office legally truncated by Supreme Court

The Gambian Supreme Court declined Mr. Jammeh’s application to stop Adama Barrow’s inauguration.

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ECOWAS to take all necessary actions in Gambia – Chambas

The UN Security Council has been briefed of the situation.

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Gambia: What Jammeh’s party told Supreme Court to prevent inauguration of President-elect Barrow

The Gambia’s Supreme Court had on Monday adjourned the hearing of the election petition to January 16.

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Gambian President’s party seeks to block rival’s inauguration

The ruling party wants an injunction.

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Germany to deploy helicopters, more soldiers to UN mission in Mali

“The four attack helicopters and a similar number of transport machines will stay in Mali until mid-2018.”

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Gambia: Jammeh seeks reconciliation, appoints mediator with Barrow

Yahya Jammeh issued an executive order not to arrest or prosecute citizens for “acts or omissions’’ committed during the pre and post electoral period.

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Jammeh asks Buhari, others to postpone Gambia trip

The team will visit Banjul on Friday.

Source:  Fatu Network

Gambia’s Supreme Court postpones hearing in Jammeh’s petition

The postponement came a day after the Communications Minister stepped down and fled the country.

Gambian President Jammeh sits in his office during a news conference in Banjul...Gambian President Yahya Jammeh sits in his office during a news conference in Banjul, after election results announced him the winner of presidential polls, September 23, 2006. Tens of thousands of people crammed onto Gambia's tiny island capital Banjul on Saturday as Jammeh threw a massive beach party to celebrate his re-election for a third term. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (GAMBIA)

Gambia’s Information Minister abandons Jammeh

“The Gambia has decided and we must accept and respect this decision,” Mr. Bojang said.

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Cote d’viore cabinet resigns

A new cabinet was expected to be in place by Tuesday, a report added.

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Akufo-Addo sworn in as Ghana’s President

The new president said “I will not let the good people of Ghana down”.

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Gambia: Nigeria pledges to ensure Jammeh hands over peacefully

“Essentially, we want a peaceful resolution to the issue,” the Nigerian minister said.

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I stand by Jammeh, Gambian Army Chief says

Over the weekend Gambian security agents closed three private radio stations.

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Gambia: Nigeria, Senegal, other ECOWAS members set for military force to oust Jammeh

“We have put standby forces on alert if he does not (step down) on January 19 when his mandate ends.”

Gambian President Jammeh sits in his office during a news conference in Banjul...Gambian President Yahya Jammeh sits in his office during a news conference in Banjul, after election results announced him the winner of presidential polls, September 23, 2006. Tens of thousands of people crammed onto Gambia's tiny island capital Banjul on Saturday as Jammeh threw a massive beach party to celebrate his re-election for a third term. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (GAMBIA)

11 Gambian ambassadors ask Jammeh to quit

The country’s permanent representative to the UN is one of the diplomats.

Gambian President Jammeh sits in his office during a news conference in Banjul...Gambian President Yahya Jammeh sits in his office during a news conference in Banjul, after election results announced him the winner of presidential polls, September 23, 2006. Tens of thousands of people crammed onto Gambia's tiny island capital Banjul on Saturday as Jammeh threw a massive beach party to celebrate his re-election for a third term. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (GAMBIA)

Gambian President-elect never threatened to prosecute Jammeh, other officials – Party leader

The party leader also said there was no Supreme Court in the Gambia to hear Yahya Jammeh’s petition

Source:  Fatu Network

Gambia: I will not step down, Jammeh vows

“I am not a coward. My right cannot be intimidated and violated,” the Gambian leader said.

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Gambia: ECOWAS names Buhari ‘Chief Mediator’

All ECOWAS leaders agree to attend the inauguration of Gambia’s president-elect.

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Buhari lauds ECOWAS’s adoption of Single Biometric Identity Card

The president spoke at the ECOWAS summit in Abuja.

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Gambia: Jammeh must go, UN insists

Jammeh’s rule was tainted by allegations of widespread human rights abuses.

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Gambia: Yahya Jammeh’s party files petition to challenge election result

The petition was filed after an ECOWAS delegation met with Jammeh, hoping to persuade him to hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow.

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As Buhari, others visit, Gambian army seizes electoral office

President Muhammadu Buhari and three other West African leaders are in Gambia.

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Hackers target Gambia govt websites, ask Jammeh to quit

Mr. Jammeh is facing growing pressure to surrender power.