Yahya Jammeh Agrees to Step Down, as 45,000 Flee Amid Gambia Standoff
Amid political paralysis in the country, the United Nations has warned of a humanitarian crisis as refugees flood across the border to Senegal.
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New Gambian President Sworn In, in Senegal
Adama Barrow, the newly elected president of Gambia, was sworn in on Thursday in a ceremony at an embassy in neighboring Senegal. Yahya Jammeh, Gambia's repressive leader for the past 22 years, has refused to step down after losing the recent presidential election.
Troops Enter Gambia as New President Is Sworn In
Yahya Jammeh, Gambia’s leader for 22 years, is refusing to make way for the newly elected president, Adama Barrow, who has yet to enter his own country as president.
Thousands Flee Gambia as President Remains
Fearful Gambians as well as tourists are leaving the country, as its president, Yahya Jammeh, continues to refuse to step down following an election defeat in December.
President’s Term Running Out, Gambia Shudders as He Refuses to Quit
The president’s refusal to accept his electoral loss to Adama Barrow, after initially doing so, threatens to drag the nation into a bloody standoff.
A Soccer Star Caught in Poverty, a Risky Trip, and a Sorrowful End
Fatima Jawara, a Gambian goalkeeper, tried to follow the path of many African migrants: the “back way” across the Mediterranean to Europe. She was lost at sea.
Heat, Hunger and War Force Africans Onto a ‘Road on Fire’
The men and boys on the migrant trail out of countries like Niger and Mali say fickle rains and hotter days leave them no option but to risk their lives to gain a livelihood.
To Be or Not to Be a Dictator
Yahya Jammeh, the dictator of Gambia, is trying to hold on to his throne after an electoral defeat.
Gambians Face Uncertainty After President Rejects His Defeat
Adama Barrow, the victor, said he would try to convince President Yahya Jammeh that it was in Gambia’s “supreme interest” to transfer power smoothly.
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