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    AIDS patients sue Gambia’s ex-president Jammeh over fake cures – Daily MonitorHome

    Three people living with AIDS in Gambia are suing former president Yahya Jammeh, alleging he detained and abused them as guinea pigs to test his supposed cure, one of their lawyers said. “My clients are claiming damages for false imprisonment and (declaring) that the defendant subjected the...
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    World Equatorial Guinea says it will protect former Gambian leader – the Guardian

    Equatorial Guinea says it will protect former Gambian leader The former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh is living in exile in Equatorial Guinea Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh stands accused of a litany of human rights abuses during his 22-year rule. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty...
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    World Bora Colley: Jammeh's Top Army General Arrested

    West African forces have arrested the head of an elite commnando unit of the Gambian army, General Bora Colley, force commander Francois Ndiaye said. Bora Colley was arrested in neighbouring Senegal. Ndiaye also mentioned the arrest of four members of Jammeh’s bodyguards who had accompanied him...
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    World Gambia: ECOWAS Gives Update, Reveals Total Number Of Troops Ready To Oust Jammeh

    Head of the ECOWAS commission to The Gambia, Marcel de Souza, has given an update on the strength of the troops sent to the country. De Souza said a total of 7,000 troops from Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo and Mali would be involved in the operation. Recall that the West African armies...
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    World Jammeh In Trouble As Ghana Joins Forces, Sends Troops To Gambia

    More trouble for Yahya Jammeh as the republic of Ghana has joined forces with ECOWAS and other country to send troops to support efforts to remove the adamant dictator and restore democracy. In the tiny West African country. Ghana's impact is coming as Nigerian Airforce, NAF announced that they...
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    World Tension Rises in Gambia as Tourist Flee Ahead of Barrow’s Inauguration

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh looked determined to cling to power on Wednesday as his mandate came to an end, while tourists packed onto planes in an exodus sparked by the country’s state of emergency. Brian and Yvonne Souch, a couple from Witney in southern England, told AFP they were...
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    World US Gives Jammeh Last Warning – Handover Power Now Or…

    The U.S. has warned the embattled President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, saying he is losing opportunities to peacefully handover to President-elect Adama Barrow and avoid the consequences of his actions. Jammeh’s tenure ends Jan. 19, the same day that Barrow is expected to be sworn-in as his...
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    World Adama Barrow Must Be Sworn in on January 19th- Spokesman Insists

    Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow’s inauguration will go ahead on January 19 as planned, his spokesman said Sunday as Barrow flew into Senegal at the request of west African leaders. “Jammeh’s term shall end on the 19th and the same date president-elect Barrow’s term begins. Nothing will...
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    World African Union Makes Resolution Over Yahya Jammeh's Reluctance To Leave Office

    The African Union has said it will no longer recognise The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh as the country's leader from Thursday, when his term expires. This is the resolution of the The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 647th meeting held Friday, 13 January 2017...
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    Politics Jammeh Dares Buhari And His Battalion, Vows To Remain in Power

    President Yahya Jammeh on Thursday in Banjul reiterated his stand that he would not step down as Gambian leader when his mandate ends on Wednesday. Despite reports that Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has raised an army of 800 soldiers to invade Gambia should he not rescind power, the...
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    Metro Nigerian Army Raises Battalion To Remove Jammeh If...

    The Nigerian Army has raised an army battalion that would be deployed in troubled Gambia to forcefully remove President Yahya Jammeh from power if he fails to step down on January 19, Premium Times reports. The battalion, christened ECOMOG NIBATT 1, was drawn from the Army’s 19th Battalion...
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    World Yahya Jammeh’s Wife, Zineb Grants First Interview Since Election, Praises Husband

    Gambia’s First lady, Zineb Jammeh, has expressed firm love and support and love for her husband, President Jammeh. In an interview with the Daily Observer, the first lady described President Yahya Jammeh as a very devoted leader who is able to ensure peace and stability in a country. "It is...
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    World Gambia: Yahya Jammeh Closes Another Radio Stations, Ready For War

    There is so far no sign that Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh, plans go any where on 19 January as he appears to be digging in. The latest action by his government was the closure of another private radio station Hilltop Radio, based in Banjul. Recall that Teranga FM Radio was the first to be...
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    World Gambia Bans Music, Dance, Drumming During Ramadan

    Gambian Police on Thursday issued a stern warning against music and dance during the month of Ramadan, which began on June 6, a statement from the Office of the Inspector- General of Police said. “In honor of the Holy Month of Ramadan, all ceremonies, festivities and programmes that involve...
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    World Gambia President Declares Country an Islamic Republic

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared his Muslim-majority country an Islamic republic, saying the move marks a break with the colonial past, BBC reports. Mr Jammeh told state TV the proclamation was in line with Gambia's "religious identity and values". He added that no dress code...
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    Sports Nigeria U-23 Team Escapes Plane Crash In Accra

    Nigeria U-23 team escaped plane crash while travelling to Gambia on Sunday morning as part of preparations for the African U-23 Championship scheduled for Senegal. The Dream Team VI opted for the West African country after the initial trip to Morocco was cancelled due to visa issues, Goal...
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