GAMBIA HEAD STAYS PUT AS DEADLINE PASSES

GAMBIAN PRESIDENT YAHYA JAMMEH IS REFUSING TO STEP DOWN DESPITE THE THREAT OF MILITARY INTERVENTION BY NEIGHBOURING STATES.

ECOWAS, THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES, MANDATED SENEGAL BECAUSE IT ALMOST SURROUNDS THE GAMBIA.

West African military forces are ready to enforce a transfer of power.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite the threat of military intervention by neighbouring states.
Meanwhile, thousands of UK and Dutch tourists continue to be evacuated from the tiny West African state on special charter flights.

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite the threat of military intervention by neighbouring states. Adama Barrow, who beat him in elections last month, is due to be inaugurated as the new president on...

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