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Military Moves To End The Gambia Crisis

West African forces enter The Gambia in support of Adama Barrow, who is sworn in as the country's president, while Yahya Jammeh refuses to step aside.

The political crisis in the Gambia continues. Senegalese forces are now in the country, backed by the UN and ECOWAS, and President Jammeh still refuses to hand over the presidency to the incumbent, Adama Barrow. There is a new deadline for mediation but Colin Freeman, a Daily Telegraph reporter in the capital, tells us it is only a matter of time before he is removed by force.

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(Picture: People celebrate the swearing-in of Adama Barrow - Picture Credit: Seyllou / Getty Images)

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Fri 20 Jan 2017 01:06GMT


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