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Gambian Leader Yahya Jammeh Faces Midday Deadline, as Troops Move In

HeadlineJan 20, 2017

In international news, West African leaders have given longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh until midday today to relinquish power, as troops from Senegal and other nearby countries have crossed into Gambia and are awaiting to see if Jammeh will step down. The presidents of Liberia, Mauritania and Guinea are also arriving in Gambia today in efforts to broker a transfer of power. Jammeh has ruled Gambia for 22 years. On Thursday, incoming President Adama Barrow held his inauguration at the Gambian Embassy in neighboring Senegal.

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