The Gambia: Latest developments from Banjul, Barrow in Dakar

The Gambia: Latest developments from Banjul, Barrow in Dakar

In Monday’s developments on the political crisis in The Gambia, the nation’s top judge recused himself from hearing a new court case that outgoing President Yahya Jammeh hoped might forestall Thursday’s inauguration of president-elect Adama Barrow. Chief Justice Emmanuel Fagbenle said Jammeh’s legal case must await the arrival of foreign…

Gambian elections chief at odds with Jammeh’s stance flees to Senegal

The head of Gambia’s electoral commission has fled the country because of threats to his safety, after certifying December 1 election results that showed President Yahya Jammeh in defeat. Alieu Momarr Njai left the country on Friday for neighboring Senegal, Reuters reports. Jammeh initially accepted the results and congratulated the Gambian opposition…

Uneasy Gambians wait as ECOWAS heads meet with Jammeh, #Barrow

In The Gambia, the political crisis caused by President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to accept results of the December 1 elections continued Tuesday, but none of the day’s developments appeared to bring the West African nation any closer to a resolution. A delegation of regional heads of state, including Nigerian President…