Gambia: No immunity for Jammeh as ECOWAS forces secure Banjul for Barrow’s arrival

West African leaders did not agree to grant Yahya Jammeh any immunity during negotiations that convinced Gambia’s long time ruler to flee into exile, Senegal’s foreign minister said on Sunday. Mr. Jammeh, who is accused of serious rights violations, led his country for 22 years but refused to accept defeat in a December election. He flew out of More...

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By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Why I stepped down—Jammeh

As Jammeh, family proceeded on exile in Guinea Former Gambia President Yayah Jammeh on Saturday finally moved out of the Banjul State House and proceeded on exile. Jammeh had lived in the State House for 22 More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Finally, Gambia’s Jammeh reportedly ‘agrees to step down’

Gambia’s recalcitrant leader, Yahaya Jammeh, has finally agreed to step down for internationally-recognized Adama Barrow, after failing three deadlines, a report says. A France24 journalist in The Gambia, Nicolas More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Donald Trump assumes office as 45th U.S. President

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, 6 p.m. Nigeria time, succeeding Barack Obama. Trump, wearing a dark suit with red tie, is taking control of America in a transition More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Anti-climax as Jammeh succumbs to pressure, goes into exile

Former President Yahya Jammeh has reportedly succumbed to pressure and gone into exile. That was hours after Adama Barrow, the man who won The Gambia’s disputed election, was sworn in as president on Thursday More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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BREAKING: Troops enter Gambia as Jammeh refuses to vacate office

A spokesperson for the Senegalese army has confirmed that troops have entered Gambia, following Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to step down as president of the country. According to Sky News, the troops are headed for More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Fayose taunts Buhari over his exclusion from Trump’s inauguration

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has taunted President Muhammadu Buhari over non-extension of invitation to him to attend the inauguration of United States of America President-Elect, Donald Trump. Fayose More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Breaking: Adama Barrow sworn in as The Gambia president

Winner of December 1, 2016 presidential poll in the Gambia, Mr Adama Barrow has been sworn in as new president of The gambia. Details soon  More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Nigerian senate opposes troops’ deployment to The Gambia

The Senate on Thursday opposed President Muhammadu Buhari’s deployment of troops to The Gambia without the approval of the National Assembly. The Nigerian Air Force confirmed on Wednesday that it had deployed More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Adama Barrow to be sworn in at Gambian embassy in Senegal

Strong indications emerged early Thursday morning that the in-coming President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow is to be sworn in at The Gambian Embassy in Senegal today. Halifa Sallah who is the spokesman to the More...