From military fatigues to traditional robe, Gambia’s longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in a coup in 1994, announced he was stepping down under pressure from West African armies which entered the country following his refusal to concede an election defeat to President Adama Barrow. Continue reading
Longtime ruler of Gambia Yahya Jammeh announces he is stepping down as president to avoid bloodshed.
Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh appears on state television and declares state of emergency, one day before official mandate ends.
Gambia’s president says he now rejects the outcome of an election which he lost after 22 years in power. Paul Chapman reports. Continue reading
Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh declares the formerly secular country an Islamic republic in a move he said was designed to distance the West African state further from its colonial past.