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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.

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.

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.

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.