Tag archive for ‘Yahya Jammeh’
By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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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 More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Jammeh declares state of emergency in The Gambia

President Yahya Jammeh has declared a state of emergency in The Gambia, citing undue foreign interference in the outcome of the December 1, 2016 presidential election he lost last month. He made the declaration More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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We won’t recognise Jammeh as Gambian President from January 19–AU

The African Union (AU) on Friday said that it would stop to recognise Yahya Jammeh as president of The Gambia should he refuse to step down on January 19. Jammeh’s on-going tenure office expires on January 19. He More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Buhari heads to Gambia for ECOWAS mediation

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to travel to Banjul, the capital of Gambia, and Bamako, the Malian capital, from Friday to Saturday, the Presidency said on Thursday. He is to meet with President Yahya Jammeh More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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ECOWAS plot thickens against Yahya Jammeh

There were strong indications Thursday that arrangements were in the pipeline by the Nigerian government to put in place an army battalion to forcefully remove President Yahya Jammeh from power if he fails to step More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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How Nigeria’s CJN, Onnoghen frustrated Gambia’s S’Court from forming quorum on Yahya Jammeh’s election petition

Strong indications emerged on Tuesday that Nigeria played a key role in frustrating the Gambia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday from forming a quorum to sit on a petition filed by the outgoing President of the tiny More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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I won’t see any ECOWAS team on Wednesday, Jammeh tells Buhari’s team

Tentatively okays Friday as Buhari, others postpone Gambia trip President Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday politely told President Muhammadu Buhari –led ECOWAS mediation team not to visit him in Banjul on Wednesday. He More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 8th, 2017
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Handover: Again, ECOWAS leaders meet in Abuja on strategy to oust Jammeh

Leaders of Economic Community of West African States are scheduled to gather in Abuja on Monday to brainstorm on how to achieve a peaceful handover of power on January 19, this year. Buhari who is hosting four More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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CPJ mounts pressure on Gambia’s Jammeh to lift order on  3 radio stations

The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday called on Thursday called on Gambian authorities to lift the embargo barring three independent radio stations from broadcasting. The stations are Taranga FM, Hilltop More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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We’ll ensure peaceful handover in the Gambia – PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB), has assured that Nigeria would do everything possible to help The Gambia have a peaceful resolution to its political crisis. He spoke through the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey More...