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Gambia announces plans to stay in International Criminal Court
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Gambia announces plans to stay in International Criminal Court

Yahoo News By Pap Saine and Lamin Jahateh BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's new government has told the United Nations it will remain in the International Criminal Court (ICC), state media reported on

Key Gambia ministers sworn in
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Key Gambia ministers sworn in

Yahoo News Ten of the new Gambian government's 18 ministers were sworn in, less than a week after freshly-elected President Adama Barrow arrived in the country following a major political crisis. In

Gambia's new leader vows overhaul of feared security service
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Gambia's new leader vows overhaul of feared security service

Yahoo News BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new President Adama Barrow promised an overhaul of the country's feared security forces Saturday as he works to rebuild a country that lived under

Gambia plans Feb. 18 celebration as new leader arrives home
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Gambia plans Feb. 18 celebration as new leader arrives home

Yahoo News BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Billboards across Gambia's capital are declaring a Feb. 18 ceremony to mark the inauguration of the country's new leader, a day after his triumphant arrival.

President Barrow arrives in Gambia from Senegal: witness
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President Barrow arrives in Gambia from Senegal: witness

Yahoo News BANJUL (Reuters) - An aircraft carrying Gambian President Adama Barrow arrived in the capital Banjul on Thursday, a Reuters witness said, days after his predecessor Yahya Jammeh fled into

Gambia's new president returning to nation as new era begins
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Gambia's new president returning to nation as new era begins

Yahoo News BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's President Adama Barrow was finally returning home Thursday, solidifying his position as the country's new commander-in-chief after a political crisis that

Gambia's new president to arrive in the country on Thursday
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Gambia's new president to arrive in the country on Thursday

Yahoo News BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new President Adama Barrow will arrive in the country on Thursday, a week after he was sworn into office in neighboring Senegal, officials with the new

Troops preparing for Barrow's return to Gambia: ECOWAS
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Troops preparing for Barrow's return to Gambia: ECOWAS

Yahoo News New Gambian President Adama Barrow is expected to receive a security report this week that could greenlight his return to the country, the head of the regional ECOWAS group said Tuesday.

Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VP
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Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VP

Yahoo News BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power, a presidential spokesman

Exiled strongman Jammeh 'plundered' Gambia coffers
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Exiled strongman Jammeh 'plundered' Gambia coffers

Yahoo News Gambia's exiled strongman Yahya Jammeh plundered millions of dollars in his final weeks in power leaving state coffers "empty", an aide to new President Adama Barrow said as West African

West African military force enters Gambia presidential compound: witness
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West African military force enters Gambia presidential compound: witness

Yahoo News BANJUL (Reuters) - Soldiers from a West African regional force entered Gambia's presidential compound, State House, on Sunday, a Reuters witness said, in an operation launched to allow new

Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return
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Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return

Yahoo News BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's capital on Sunday was awaiting the arrival of the country's new leader and an era of democracy, hours after the authoritarian ruler flew of 22 years flew

Gambia's Jammeh leaves power after 22 years
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Gambia's Jammeh leaves power after 22 years

Yahoo News Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis. Jammeh refused to step down after a December

Yahya Jammeh: devout and erratic ex-leader of The Gambia
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Yahya Jammeh: devout and erratic ex-leader of The Gambia

Yahoo News Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who finally left his country Saturday after threats of possible military intervention to force him to step down, seized power and clung to office for 22

Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff
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Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff

Yahoo News BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff

The Latest: New Gambia leader says 'rule of fear' is over
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The Latest: New Gambia leader says 'rule of fear' is over

Yahoo News BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The Latest on Gambia's political crisis, sparked by defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office (all times local):

Gambia's Jammeh to step down, leave country: advisor to new president
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Gambia's Jammeh to step down, leave country: advisor to new president

Yahoo News DAKAR (Reuters) - Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, who lost a December election but refused to recognize the result, has agreed to step down and go into exile, a close advisor to new

West African mediators' convoy leaves Gambia presidential residence
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West African mediators' convoy leaves Gambia presidential residence

Yahoo News BANJUL (Reuters) - The motorcade of a delegation of West African leaders left Gambia's presidential residence where they had sought to convince Yahya Jammeh, who lost a December

More than 45,000 have fled The Gambia this month: UN
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More than 45,000 have fled The Gambia this month: UN

Yahoo News More than 45,000 people have fled a political crisis in The Gambia this month, the United Nations said Friday, as veteran leader Yahya Jammeh faced a midday deadline to leave office.

Senegal army says regional force has launched strikes in Gambia
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Senegal army says regional force has launched strikes in Gambia

Yahoo News DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal's army said on Thursday that an ECOWAS regional force has begun strikes as part of Operation "Restore Democracy". Colonel Abdou Ndiaye did not say what type of

Senegal troops move into Gambia as new president sworn in
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Senegal troops move into Gambia as new president sworn in

Yahoo News Senegalese troops entered The Gambia on Thursday in support of its new President Adama Barrow, who took office demanding loyalty from his own armed forces in a tense standoff with his

U.N. backs West African efforts to install new Gambia president
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U.N. backs West African efforts to install new Gambia president

Yahoo News By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday backed efforts by West African states to ensure Gambian President Adama Barrow assumes power

Adama Barrow: Gambia's unassuming president for change
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Adama Barrow: Gambia's unassuming president for change

Yahoo News He rose from nowhere, but Adama Barrow -- an Arsenal fan who was once a security guard in London -- was elected on people's hopes of delivering long-wanted change in The Gambia. A

Nigerian air force overflies The Gambia: official
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Nigerian air force overflies The Gambia: official

Yahoo News The Nigerian air force is flying over The Gambia, an official said Thursday, as African troops seemed ready to force incumbent Yahya Jammeh to quit after his December election defeat.

Gambia's President-elect to be sworn in at embassy in Senegal: officials
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Gambia's President-elect to be sworn in at embassy in Senegal: officials

Yahoo News Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at a ceremony in the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal on Thursday, diplomatic sources and party officials said. Then we can