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Free To Plunder: Prince Charles Praise Gambians For Removing Yahya Jammeh

AFRICANGLOBE - Britain’s Prince Charles is applauding Gambians for overturning the two decade rule of former president Yahya Jammeh during his first stop on a West African tour. On Thursday, Prince Charles called the regime change that ousted longtime leader Yahya Jammeh an “important milestone.”

West African Troops Enter Gambia To Remove Yahya Jammeh

AFRICANGLOBE - West African troops have crossed the border into the Gambia as part of regional efforts to support the new democratically-elected president in a showdown with his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh. “We have entered Gambia,” Col Abdou Ndiaye, a spokesman for the Senegalese army. The Nigerian military told reporters that it was also deploying troops to Gambia as part of a “standby” west African coalition force to enforce the result of the December election, which Adama Barrow won.

Military Invasion Imminent As West African Leaders Prepare To Remove Yahya...

AFRICANGLOBE - The refusal of out going President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia to agree to step down honourably on January 19, 2017 following his loss of the December 1, 2016 presidential election to the coalition of opposition parties' candidate, Mr. Adama Barrow, has left the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders with no other option than to eject him from office by military force.

West African Leaders Urge Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh To Go

AFRICANGLOBE - West African leaders are to head to Gambia to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to hand over power after his election defeat last month, according to Nigeria's foreign minister. Geoffrey Onyeama said on Monday Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Banjul, capital of Gambia, on Wednesday along with his Liberian counterpart Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Ghana's former president John Dramani Mahama.

Jammeh Calls ECOWAS Decision To Deploy Troops To Gambia ‘An Act...

AFRICANGLOBE - President Yahya Jammeh says the West African community's decision to send troops into The Gambia to force him to accept defeat in last month's presidential election, is "a declaration of war". Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, deployed troops to The Gambia on Thursday after Jammeh said he would not accept the results of December's election, in which he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow.

Tensions Rising In Gambia As West Africans Leaders Pressure Jammeh

AFRICANGLOBE - Security forces have taken control of the electoral commission in The Gambia, where a visiting delegation of African heads of state wants to persuade President Jammeh to relinquish power. A group of African leaders has arrived in the tiny West African nation of The Gambia to urge the country's president, Yahya Jammeh, to respect the outcome of elections that voted him out of office.

Gambia Expels European Diplomat

AFRICANGLOBE - The government of Gambia has expelled the European Union's top diplomat in the West African state, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday, but gave no further details. Agnès Guillaud, the European Union's chargée d'affaires in Banjul, who is acting in place of an ambassador, was asked to leave Gambia within 72 hours, according to the statement, which was read on Gambia national TV.

Former U.S. Army Sergeant Pleads Guilty To Attempting Coup In Gambia

AFRICANGLOBE - A former US army sergeant has pleaded guilty to involvement in the December 30th attack on Gambia's State House. He admitted conspiring to carry out the attack and conspiring to export weapons without a licence. He now faces jail in US. The plotters, led by former State Guard Commander Lamin Sanneh, had attacked the presidency in Banjul but were repelled by the gallant soldiers of the Presidential Guard.

Former American Soldiers, Presidential Guard Behind Gambia Coup Attempt

AFRICANGLOBE - Gambia's government on Wednesday accused the former head of the West African nation's presidential guard of leading a small group, including two former U.S. soldiers, in a failed attempt to oust President Yahya Jammeh last month.

Two Americans Charged In Connection With Failed Gambia Coup

Two Americans with ties to Gambia were part of a failed effort to overthrow the West African nation's government, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Cherno Njie, 57, and Papa Faal, 46, a former U.S. Army sergeant, will appear in federal courts in Baltimore and Minneapolis on Monday, the department said.

Gambia Arrests Collaborators After Western-Backed Coup Attempt

AFRICANGLOBE - Gambian analysts and local media said a number of the attackers were U.S. residents or dual nationals. The U.S. government has denied any involvement.

Gambia President Jammeh Blames Foreign Forces For Attack On Capital

AFRICANGLOBE - With Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh back on home soil after a reported coup attempt, a crackdown is underway on those suspected of involvement. Jammeh was greeted in the streets of the capital Banjul on returning from abroad, a day after gunfire erupted around the presidential palace in an apparent military takeover bid.

Gambia Congratulates US For Removing It From Agoa-Eligible Countries

"In light of remarks and interviews and statements in the local media made by the Chargé d'Affaires of US Embassy in Banjul, it has now become unequivocally clear that the Government of the United States has no good intentions for the people of The Gambia.

Gambia President Returns Home After Attempted Coup

AFRICANGLOBE - Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh arrived back in Banjul on Wednesday, official sources said, one day after gunfire erupted around the presidential palace and the government denied media reports of a coup attempt.

Soldiers Lock Down Gambia’s Capital After Overnight Shooting

AFRICANGLOBE- Gunfire erupted around the presidential palace in Gambia's capital Banjul overnight and soldiers blocked a bridge leading to the centre of town but the government denied reports of an attempted coup.

Gambia Slams Europe Pressure On Anti-Homosexuality Law

AFRICANGLOBE - Gambia says it will sever all dialogue with the European Union should the 28-nation bloc use its aid budget to pile pressure on the West African country to overturn a new law against homosexuality. On Sunday, Gambian Foreign Minister Bala Garba Jahumpa said the country’s President Yahya Jammeh would not allow foreign countries to use aid as a lever to impose policies on the Banjul government.