High stakes as West Africa prepares military action against The Gambia’s Jammeh
In further escalation of the post-election crisis in The Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just a day before his official mandate was due to come to an end.
African leaders who refused to quit
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 mandate.
Ghana sending soldiers to The Gambia
Ghana's new president has announced he is sending 205 soldiers to The Gambia as part of a regional force to enforce the result of the country's disputed election.
Gambia army chief says troops will not fight intervention
Gambia's army chief said Wednesday he would not order his men to fight other African troops if they enter Gambian territory, speaking as Senegalese and other troops massed on his nation's borders.
Gambia's Jammeh clings on as tourists flee
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh looked determined to cling to power on Wednesday as his mandate came to an end, while tourists packed onto planes in an exodus sparked by the country's state of emergency.
Jammeh gets three-month tenure extension
Gambia's National Assembly Wednesday gave the incumbent president Yahya Jammeh a three-month tenure extension.
To Yahya Jammeh
Sir: I am writing you on the impending doom hovering over your future. The peaceful presidential election took place under your glaring watch on December 1, 2016. As a tremendous surprise, according to the Gambian electoral commission...
Adama Barrow in Senegal 'until his inauguration'
Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is in neighbouring Senegal and will remain there at the request of west African leaders until his planned inauguration this week, Senegalese sources said Sunday.